What do you tell your children this day after the election? You ask them what they are most worried about. Immigrants being deported? The repeal of LGBQT rights? Decreased funding for programs which provide a safety net for the most vulnerable?
Whatever their answers, listen to them. Don’t dismiss their concerns. Don’t tell them they’re silly for worrying about those things. Don’t tell them they have no control over what happens.
Instead, write down their concerns. Then help them research organizations in your community that support those causes and find ways your children can volunteer, donate or support those causes.
Teach them that they have a voice. Teach them that as citizens of this country they have the ability- and the responsibility – to take action.
Change doesn’t start with the president. It starts from the bottom up.