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Sat May 30, 2015, 08:31 PM


How To Talk To Your Kids About Bernie Sanders

How To Talk To Your Kids About Bernie Sanders
May 30, 2015 * by Kimberly Harrington * Reverb Press

Sometimes it can be scary and confusing for kids when they’re faced with an unknown, like a politician who actually represents the regular people who voted for him. As you tuck them into bed, don’t be surprised if you hear questions like, “But what about the billionaires? Who’s going to speak for them?” or “Why is he so angry all the time?” or “Mom, why did you hit him?” We’ll get to that last one in a minute.

I find that the best way to address kids’ valid concerns about politicians is to ease them into it.

The last time we tried to explain a government shutdown to my 10-year-old he said, “Wow, sounds like they don’t know how to do their jobs. They should all be fired.”

There’s no telling what sort of blood lust this whole Bernie situation could unleash in our household and I’m betting your family is struggling with the same sense of unease. I’ve put together some answers to use when fielding common questions from your kids. You’ve probably been asking yourself some of these questions too, so don’t feel shy about talking to yourself about Bernie Sanders. We all do. It’s completely natural.

Well, this means that he or she is telling “the truth.” This is the type of behavior that one might expect from, say, your teacher or a librarian. I understand it can be confusing, trust me, it’s definitely confusing to most adults. What we’re used to is a sort of non-truth-jargon-bite and we nod and think, “Thank you, politician, for the nonsense that just came out of your face hole” and we get right back to eating our burrito(s) because that’s life, man.


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Sun May 31, 2015, 04:56 PM

1. I just ran across this article, was going to post.. how wonderful is that picture?


wish I knew how to post it here.

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Sun May 31, 2015, 08:30 PM

2. That is an awesome pic. You gotta love that hair.


Also, here's my Bernie 2016 T-shirt, which also plays on this same theme.

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