The 2014 general elections are quickly approaching (Tuesday, November 4, 2014) and now is a great time to talk to your kids about elections and voting. This is a great opportunity to discuss with them the civic duty that every U.S. citizen has to vote. Let's set aside the political issues and simply focus on the act of voting. Although your child isn't eligible to vote until he/she is 18, now is the time to teach them about the voting process and what it means. The best way to do this is to vote yourself. If your kids see you voting, they'll register the importance of it and are more likely to vote when they are eligible.
If possible, take your kids with you when you vote. My wife or I have taken our daughters to vote since they were just a few months old! It's never to early to start!
Not registered? This is a great opportunity to go through the voter registration process with your kids! This is a fantastic teaching opportunity that will make the process less mysterious when they are eligible to vote. Not sure how to register? Check out this link:
How Do I Register to Vote?
Not sure if you're already registered to vote? Then check out this link:
Am I Registered to Vote?
A parent who votes is more likely to raise a child who will vote. A person who votes is much more in tune with what is going on in the real world. Don't raise children who are lost to the on goings of the world around them. Be engaged yourself and you'll raise an engaged child.