SOOO. . .
My nine year old came home from school today talking about how Obama is doing a great job because of all the jobs he's creating. . . (the fourth grade version of the current stimulus package)
I guess I didn't notice it when Bush was in office, because I agreed with a lot of his decisions, but has anyone else noticed that schools are teaching that our government is PERFECT?
After a little economics lesson involving a crayon factory and some exploding mortgages, I explained to her what Obama's plan entailed and asked her to draw her own conclusion.
This really scares me.
Do you tell your kids what you believe and educate them to form their own opinions?
My husband and I are active in politics as are most of our friends. They hear a variety of views and are exposed to diverse ideas and views. I encourage my children to come to us with questions and together we will research and find answers they feel comfortable with to their questions. It's mainly my oldest, but my goal is for her to feel comfortable coming to me with questions, even if it isn't the same view as mine or my husband's.
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 8:52 PM on Feb. 9, 2009
Answer by NotPanicking at 8:11 PM on Feb. 9, 2009
My son isn't old enough to care but my parents did do this with me. They taught me the point of view that they thought was correct but allowed me to have my own opinions even if I didn't agree with what they said. They'd simply inquire why I thought the way that I thought. Sometimes, I was able to get them to see a different side of an issue and sometimes I realised that I hadn't fully thought through an issue before coming to a decision. Kids are able to understand some amazing concepts. There are too many adults out there who are unaware of how our government is run. If children want to start out young, knowing their rights, knowing the laws of the land and learning our culture, heritage and how the process works...more power to 'em!
Answer by NovemberLove at 8:13 PM on Feb. 9, 2009
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Answer by hibicent at 8:49 PM on Feb. 9, 2009