To all the people crying, “How do I explain this to my child?” I say explain to them you are living in a country where the people have a voice. Every vote is important.
Parents, your reaction and composure have MUCH more bearing on your child’s mental and emotional security than anyone else’s.
Our country is not going to transform overnight into a different place because of who is elected to be President. If there were any truth to that, all the extremists who cried out so loudly when Obama was elected would now be bankrupt and no one would own a gun in the entire country.
Please remember, how we as a nation react to each other, treat each other, and handle ourselves is much more important to our future than any politician.
I think what we should take from this election is that A LOT of people are not happy with the way the country is being run. In my humble opinion, neither candidate is someone I would hold up as an example to my children.
I don’t think the election was the nation choosing “hate” or “racism”, but once again asking for change.
Telling the politicians they are not untouchable. We the People have a voice. If you don’t listen to us, we will clean out and try again in the next election. We the People want to be heard and have our needs recognized. Not just one section of the community, but EVERYONE.
Come together and love each other America. No matter who is in the White House, you are responsible for how you treat each other. Teach your children compassion, understanding, and to take responsibility for your own actions. Tell your country how to treat you and your community by taking part in elections. Who represents your community, county and state is your voice to the nation and the White House.
Do not teach your children to be victims, teach them to be activists and to take responsibility for their own happiness by living well and being good people and citizens of the world.