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Experts weigh in: How to talk to your kids about the election results

November 9, 2016
in Kids

It's the morning after Election Day, Donald Trump is the U.S. President-elect, and as President Obama promised, the sun has indeed risen. But in the wake of many controversial and vitriolic soundbites from the campaigns over the past year, parents all over social media are genuinely asking, "What do I say to my kids this morning?" More video In the wee hours after the results became clear, CNN commentator Van Jones said, "I want every parent at home who's up right now trying to figure out how we're going to get through this, where's the grace going to come from? Where is the understanding, where is the empathy going to come from? "It's going to have to come from ordinary people," he said. Never miss a parenting story with TODAY’s newsletters! Sign up here TODAY Tastemaker and child development expert Dr. Deborah Gilboa, herself a mother of four, told TODAY Parents the way to begin is to tell your children how you feel. "It's healthy to, in an age-appropriate and gentle way, let your children know how you are affected by this news," she said. Dr. Gilboa gave TODAY Parents a plan for how to address the election with...

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