Use this election as a teach­ing mo­ment for chil­dren

Maryland Independent - - Community Forum - Rita Un­der­wood, Nan­je­moy

I wanted to share some wis­dom from my 17-year-old son, who has fol­lowed this election process along with me for the past year and half. Since he will have the priv­i­lege to vote in the next election, he learned a lot this cy­cle. His com­ment to me this morn­ing was that this win has restored his hope that the po­lit­i­cal elite can­not al­ways keep win­ning and con­trol­ling. He sees that the peo­ple can win. I think this is a pro­found state­ment from a smart and aware young man. I also used this as a teach­ing mo­ment to tell him since he is the fu­ture of this great coun­try of ours, that he can al­ways get in­volved and speak up and en­ter the race as well. I ex­plained that it starts at the grass­roots level in our lo­cal com­mu­nity.

I think all par­ents, in­stead of be­ing bit­ter to­day, should use this a a teach­ing mo­ment for our young men and women, who are the fu­ture of our coun­try. Democ­racy works.

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