Talking about the election can be a key opportunity to teach children critical thinking skills and the value of forming opinions. “Conversations can be more powerful when opinions come from kids,” says Dr. Rebecca Michnick Golinkoff, a Highlights contributor. “If you just tell your child something, it may go in one ear and out the other. But if you ask the child to make the judgment, the child is going to be forced to think more. And when children think more, the lesson lasts longer.”
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