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Impolite Politics: What Kids Can Learn from the Presidential Candidates

Impolite Politics: What Kids Can Learn from the Presidential Candidates

In the wake of the Presidential primary in New Hampshire, it's time to reflect on the candidates behavior on the campaign trail and how this affects our kids.  The mud-slinging has been going on for awhile...some productive, some not.  How can we teach our kids to be civil and respectful when they see accusations and negativity plastered all over the newspaper, TV and internet?

Parenting educator and Avon mom, Dr. Amy Alamar, says: Explain the behavior but don't excuse it.

"Say, 'This weighs into the decision that we make as voters.  This is democracy, this is the foundation of our government and where we...

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