20 Nov Kids lead the way by asking the President-Elect not to say mean things!
via the Washington Post by Amy Wang
In the wake of a bitter presidential race whose aftermath has brought only more vitriol, many parents have found it difficult to draw out any positive aspects of the election to teach their children.
But the day after Election Day, Molly Spence Sahebjami tried to do just that. The Seattle mother started a Facebook group called “Dear President Trump: Letters from Kids About Kindness.”
The idea? To have children write letters to President-elect Donald Trump “about the importance of being kind to other people, even if they’re different than you are,” according to a description on the group’s Facebook page.
Sahebjami, who lives in a state where voters overwhelmingly supported Hillary Clinton, said she knew many who disapproved of Trump’s vulgar language.
Children “don’t know anything about the issues, like manufacturing jobs,” she said in a phone interview with The Washington Post. “But they know — at least where I live, it’s really prevalent [for kids] to say, ‘Oh, he’s the mean one.’ ”
The idea started with her own son, a kindergarten student who said he was concerned about things Trump had said about Muslims, because the family has relatives of Iranian descent.
“So I said to him, ‘Well maybe we should write a letter to him and we can show him,’ ” Sahebjami said. “ ‘Why don’t you talk to him about why it’s important to be kind?’ ”
…keep reading the full & original article HERE (but warning: it might make you feel happy, hopeful and optimistic!)