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Kids and Politics

A 7-Year Old's Take on the 2016 Presidential Election

Rumni Saha | Posted 03.14.2016 | Politics
Rumni Saha

Out of sheer curiosity, I decided to investigate what my 7-year old son has absorbed in this bizarre, inescapable political climate. I posed a series ...

How the Fight for Same-Sex Marriage Affects Children

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Cheryl Dumesnil

For children like mine, politics have never been anything but deeply personal and compelling, something you throw yourself into, body and soul.

What My Children Taught Me About Politics

Sarah Smiley | Posted 01.04.2015 | Parents
Sarah Smiley

The dinners were never about politics. Even if our guest wandered that way, the kids quickly brought him back to reality, usually with a question like, "Do you have any pets?" In one horrifying instance, Lindell mooned a governor. To be fair, he asked first, "Do you want to see something?"

This 12-Year-Old Will Make You Feel Better About The Future Of Politics

HuffPost Live | Posted 04.28.2014 | Parents

This clip is part of HuffPost Live's "Tell Me Why" series, featuring young enthusiasts discussing the subjects they're passionate about -- from horror...

Jason Linkins

Poll Shows Parents Would Vastly Prefer Their Kids To Do Anything Else Than Politics | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.05.2013 | Politics

The dreams of American parents for their sons and daughters are deep and vast, but they do not include a Beltway career, according to a poll from Gall...

Witnessing History, With Children

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Cheryl Dumesnil

Even while I'm reassuring my son this is a win, doubt whispers, "Really? This is it? What's the catch?" My marriage rights have been toyed with so many times over the past nine years, it's hard to believe someone won't pop up yelling, "Ha! Just kidding!" and send us back to the ballot box to start the fight again.

What My Kids Have Taught Me About Homophobia

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Cheryl Dumesnil

So as my family progresses across the choppy emotional sea of social change, though I still face resistance every time I meet up with pain, instead of ignoring the hurt, I'm trying to make space for it.

Republicans Are Not Bird Killers

Mara Menachem | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics
Mara Menachem

It has been said your own children teach you the greatest lessons. I agree. My sons teach me something new daily. In fact, my son Neal attempted to...

What We Can Teach Our Kids About the Conventions

Meryl Ain, Ed.D. | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics
Meryl Ain, Ed.D.

I fell in love with politics as a kid when I first heard the soaring cadence of John F. Kennedy's acceptance speech when he was nominated for President in 1960. I became a political junkie right then and there.

Meet 'Kid President'

Posted 07.23.2012 | Parents

We've seen President Obama dance -- but mostly just on special occasions. What if the president danced at the end of every official address? That's...

Barack Obama and My Kids

Julie Menin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Julie Menin

Without first acquiring a track record of reaching across the aisle, one of the greatest opportunities to create a modern "New Deal" to help Americans across the country will be lost.

John McCain is America's Crazy Uncle

Pete Cenedella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pete Cenedella

Most American families have a funny old uncle. Someone who is amusing and affable from a distance, but with whom you never ever talk politics, especia...