Talk About the Capitol Riots

It’s not just a critical time for our democracy. It’s a critical time for your teen’s future civic engagement. They are watching your reaction to history unfolding. While we need to talk about our broken system, we also need to reassure teens that it’s fixable to keep them invested in our democracy. They need stability when things around them seem unstable. And they need to understand the difference between activism and violence. Answer their questions and use this moment to highlight that actions have consequences. We’ve rounded up ways to open this conversation with your teen.

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About Melissa Ford

Melissa Ford is the senior strategist at Women Online. As a writer, she covers a diverse range of topics including education, health, technology, and parenting. She is also the mother of amazing twin teens.

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