12:43 am September 6, 2012, by Theresa Walsh Giarrusso
Our 11-year-old has sat down with us several times during the last two weeks to watch the conventions. The 9-year old is in and out of the room and doesn’t really stop to watch. The 5-year-old has not interest at all.
It’s fascinating to see what speakers and speeches resonate with our sixth grader.
She was funny last night. She said, “Well last week I was for the Republicans but this week I’m liking the Democrats.” Michael tried to explain to her about post-convention bounces. He told her that’s what the conventions are designed to do — sway you.
I’m glad she’s interested in our country’s future and is willing to sit and listen and form her own opinions.
Are your kids watching the conventions with you? Do they ask questions? Do you discuss the issues? What speakers are resonating with them? Have they bounced around in their opinions?
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