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Video: Kids on the 2012 Election
Parenting.com took to the mean streets of Brooklyn one recent afternoon to do some polling on the current election. Our mission: to find out exactly what is on the minds of our littlest citizens. They may not have the vote (yet!), but these kids have some serious opinions about the state of things. We at Parenting.com truly believe that the children are our future. And our future is, clearly, tiny Wonder Woman. Want to talk to your kids about the election? Click here for conversation starters!
These days your kid's endless questions may well turn toward the election, what with all the TV ads and grown-ups arguing (er, debating). To bring the state of the union down to a level he'll get, we turned to Julian Wright, chairman of GenerationNation, a civics-education organization for kids.
"Why do you vote?" "Because the person who wins gets to make important decisions for our family and everyone in the U.S. If someone else got to say what time you go to bed, or what you eat for snack, you would want to pick that person, right?"
"What does the President do?" "The President is in charge of our country, just like I'm in charge of our home."
"Why do all those TV commercials sound so mean?" "You know how sometimes you feel like knocking down someone else's tower? Grown-ups get excited about which person will be the best president, so sometimes they knock the other candidate down, but that's not the right thing to do."
"Who gets to vote?" "Everyone in the country once they turn 18!"
For more hilarious political quips from kids, watch our funny video on what kids think of the election, politics and who the president is!