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How to talk to kids about the midterm elections

A message from our editor-in-chief

Hello to The Week Junior community,

Election season is always an exciting time in the United States, and there’s a great deal at stake this year, from the balance of power in the House and Senate to numerous positions at the state and local level. It’s a perfect opportunity to help young people understand how our democracy works.

The Week Junior is here, as always, to help kids make sense of what can be a confusing process. This is an informed, aware, and involved generation of children, and we know they want their questions answered and want to feel a part of what’s happening. 

We also know they will have opinions, which we encourage you to explore with them and support. I hope our resources build excitement and spark family discussions in your home.

With my best wishes,

Andrea Barbalich
Editor-in-Chief

Andrea

Helping kids understand the midterm elections

The Week Junior will be covering the midterm elections as they unfold. Our news stories are written in a calm, factual, and age-appropriate way to help kids make sense of what’s going on. See our content from Issues 125/126 and 129. (You may also like to see our Big Debate, "Should kids be allowed to vote?" from Issue 27)

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What does democracy mean to you?

The midterm elections can help kids understand the concept of a democracy and decide what it means to them. We’ve provided a form they can use to share their ideas, in words and drawings, with us. You can email the form to hello@theweekjunior.com. We will publish some submissions in future issues.

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