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Election Special: What to say to kids




What's the best way to talk with kids about politics and the presidential election?
What's the best way to talk with kids about politics and the presidential election?
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Tuesday night, as the hour grew late, but the outcome of the presidential election looked more certain, many moms and dads began to realize they had some tough questions to reckon with.

Liberal CNN commentator Van Jones got choked up as he pondered the future, saying:

"It's hard to be a parent tonight for a lot of us. You tell your kids, 'Don't be a bully, don't be a bigot.' You tell your kids, 'Do your homework and be prepared.' And then you have this outcome. And you have people putting children to be tonight and they're afraid of breakfast. They're afraid of how do I explain this to my children?"

Whether your kid is five or fifteen, whether your support was with President-elect Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, explaining what has happened to our children and how to face the future is no small task. 

Kindergarten teacher Sharon Lee and Katie Hurley, psychotherapist and author of "The Happy Kid Handbook," joined Take Two's Alex Cohen for a conversation about how to talk with kids about the results of the election and where the country goes from here.

To hear the full interview, click the blue player above.