How I’m teaching my children to deal with a Trump presidency

*Good advice that many parents are seeking in the wake of the election. VL

Chicago-now-syhagBy Ray Salazar, The White Rhino (2.5 minute read)

My head was spinning at 12:30 a.m. when I knew the unexpected would happen. The last thing I typed before I went to bed around 2:00 a.m. was the first thing I would say to my 11-year-old son and my 8-year-old daughter when they awoke:

WE are not Trump. WE do not believe or do what he does. WE are good people who help others.

Simple words. Simple sentences. I hugged them tightly and whispered in their ears.

And when they went off to school, I told them what I always tell them:

Be bold and be kind.

My daughter’s flamenco teacher wrote that even though she didn’t feel like dancing yesterday, she challenged herself “to focus on one movement at a time.”

Those of us who are directly responsible for teaching or raising children and young adults need to follow this advice. We need to show the kids and teens looking to us for some insight that we might not have that . . . we keep going, keep doing what we’ve always done, one movement at time.y were born:

“Welcome to the world, little one. Here you will use your intellect to help lots and lots of people.”


This artiocle was opriginhally published in The White Rhino.

[Photo by david gee/Flickr]

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