I just watched a video on a young girl who was being videotaped by her mom. Her mom then tells her they are going to see a certain political candidate. The girl who can't be older than 10 or 11, acts like this is the greatest thing since sliced bread. Seriously? What ten year even thinks of politics? I'm not going to say who the political candidate is. If I did, people who support that candidate will congratulate the child and say she's very smart, while the people who don't support the candidate will say she is being brainwashed. And then I'm going to get unbiased opinions. If my ten year old self went to political rally for any candidate, I would ask when we would be leaving five minutes after it starts. I would also bring a book or several to keep myself entertained. I actually know children who are influenced by their parents this way. I was babysitting my niece and she saw a commercial for a candidate her parents don't like. She screamed ew and ran out of the room. Seriously? She's 7.
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My grandparents were somewhat different. My grandmother more or less favored the Democrats while my grandpa favors the Republicans. My grandmawas actually pretty conservative for a democrat as she was pro life unless certain circumstances. My grandoa is a hardnose republican without the racism though. I like to think Im more liberal than them but Im actually more moderate1
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My daughter who is 10 is very interested in politics. She reads news articles and watches the news with me all of the time. Am I influencing her as I mother? I certainly hope so. That's how people get values instilled into them. It's sort of my job as a parent.
I'm also teaching her to respect everyone, even people she disagrees with. There's a huge difference between influencing your kids and brainwashing them.
When she's older she may vote/believe differently than I do and while that might be hard I'd accept it.1