Thursday, January 28, 2010

Sue Scheff: Teens and Government

January 27th, 2010, at 9:00pm EST, President Obama hit the airwaves. Many people watched it and others chose not to.

It has been a difficult year for many families, economically, health care issues, war, and natural disasters. Many parents encourage their teenagers to listen and understand, and ironically, many teens attempt to get their parents to engage.

What exactly do your kids know about government and how it works? During these times of struggles, it may be an opportunity to sit down and talk about how our government can work or not work for you. Many students will learn their basic guide to the U.S. Government, but how many have families sit down and discuss politics?

During the election year there seemed to be more chatter than in years past with the candidates and the influx of social media which most likely contributed to many young interested parties.

Tonight will you be watching? Will your children? Will you be able to answer their questions or can you engage in a healthy debate? No matter what your party is, being together as a family is what is most important. Many families have a combination of Republicans, Democrats, Liberals and Independents.

Teach your children more about government - visit Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government for Kids. Choose your age range and learn more.

For teens grades 9-12, click here. Quick facts about our state of Florida, click here. Are you in another state? Find others here.

Prepare your teens for the future.  Read more on Examiner.

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