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.