If you get stuck …

Turn the question back on them. When you’re stumped by a question from your kid, ask, “What do you think?” Or try, “What do you know already?”

Learn together. Maybe it’s the Federal Reserve, maybe it’s the GDP, maybe it’s a lurid affair. Something will throw you for a loop during the campaign. Just say, “Hmmm. That’s a new one for me. Let’s learn more.”

Remember what’s important to you. Whatever your politics, if a candidate says something untrue or unkind, it’s OK to share your opinion. For example, “I don’t like the way she called him a name. That’s rude.”

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