How Do I Explain This to My Kids?

How Do I Explain This to My Kids?

Parenting in the Age of Trump

Book - 2017
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"In the immediate aftermath of the 2016 presidential election, parents across the country found themselves at a loss for words. And with the Trump administration now well underway, parents continue to struggle to respond thoughtfully and appropriately to these unprecedented times"--Back cover.
Publisher: New York : New Press, 2017.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781620973561
1620973561
Call Number: 649.1 HOW
Characteristics: xii, 170 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Subjects: Trump, Donald, 1946-
Political culture -- United States.
Child rearing -- United States.

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Aug 06, 2018

The first part of the book - 18 short commentaries by minority parents and how their children fear of Trump's constant assault on our society's vulnerables. The second - the author's suggestions on how parents can mollify their children's fear of Trump. The first part eloquently ends thusly - "What do you say to kids when a man whom they have been (rightly) brought up to regard as a monstrous figure is suddenly the president we have?" -- "The strangest element of this sad time is surely that our departing president, a model of eloquence and reason, is leaving office --- How Trump's strange rise and Obama's high rating can have coincided in the same moment will remain one of the permanent conundrums of our history."

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