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The Brood: How to talk politics with kids




What's the best way to talk with kids about politics and the presidential election?
What's the best way to talk with kids about politics and the presidential election?
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This week on The Brood, Take Two's weekly parenting segment, we tackle politics and this year's presidential election.

At the conventions, the candidates talked about our children with ease, but talking to your kids about the candidates and the election may be a bit trickier. 

Boiling down things like caucuses and electoral votes for a five-year-old is no small feat. And then, of course, there are the deeper issues, like how we talk about the candidates themselves,  especially when our emotions around politics run high.

Take Two's Alex Cohen spoke with Sharon Lee, a mom who's taught kindergarten age kids for more than 25 years and high school educator Ashley West. She teaches U.S. Government and Politics at Synergy Quantum Academy in Los Angeles. 

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