Teaching Your Child About Election 2008
As this interminable 2008 election whimpers on into the fall, our family has at least used it to teach a few civics lessons to our two young children. Four years ago, when my daughter was only four, I asked her if she wanted to be President one day. She immediately responded, "That's silly, daddy. Girls can't be President." It's not that she isn't exposed to strong women, but, on a media-savvy world, she had yet to see a woman running for President on TV or YouTube.