Marching With Kids: 7 Things to Consider
My child and I have discussed current political events since he was 8 years old. He’s 10 years old now, and we’ve talked about the importance of exercising our vote. In recent months, I’ve been very vocal about the separation of families, and although, I had never been to a rally or protest before I wanted him to understand his 1st Amendment right by actually exercising it. The 1st Amendment guarantees the right of citizens to assemble peaceably and to petition their government. With posters in hand, I was leading by example and protesting together as a family. Knowledge is power, and we’re protected by our constitutional right to protest.
If you’re thinking about taking your child to a march/ protest, here are 7 things to think about when marching with kids:
- Who is the organizer?
- Is it labeled a family-friendly event?
- Is there a potential for violence?
- How does your child handle crowds?
- What does the march route look like?
On this 4th of July let’s remember that to #Resist is #patriotic. Being #patriotic doesn’t mean following the administration blindly/ it means loving you country so har that you want it to be the best it can be. It means calling it out when it is wrong. #Resistance= #patriotism. #theresistance #keepfamiliestogether #keepfamiliestogether #familiesbelongtogethermarch #immigrantfamilies
Have you marched with your kids? Share your experiences below!