Magazine article USA TODAY

Parents Should Talk Politics to Kids

Magazine article USA TODAY

Parents Should Talk Politics to Kids

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Instead of sheltering kids from political views, parents should take an active role in teaching them to their offspring--at least this is the stance being taken by the authors of two popular children's books.

"Parents who believe in traditional values should absolutely try to instill those values in their kids," insists Katharine DeBrecht. "Liberals have been using books in our schools and libraries for years to hoist their leftwing agenda on children. Parents who believe in traditional values have no choice but to respond and make sure that their kids hear their side of the story."

DeBrecht's Help! Mom! There Are Liberals Under My Bed garnered national attention for its portrayal of Democratic senators Hillary Clinton and Ted Kennedy as cartoon villains who tax and regulate a lemonade stand run by two young brothers. Then she unveiled Help! Morn! Hollywood's in My Hamper, which used illustrated look-alikes of Barbra Streisand, Tom Cruise, and Madonna to teach kids not to try to emulate the celebrities they see in the movies and on television. …

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