View Poll Results: How important is it that your kids share your political beliefs?

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  • I lean conservative and I want my kids to lean conservative as well.

    7 14.89%
  • I lean conservatives and I want my kids to arrive at their own political beliefs.

    12 25.53%
  • I lean liberal and I want my kids to lean liberal as well.

    1 2.13%
  • I lean liberal and I want my kids to arrive at their own political beliefs.

    10 21.28%
  • I lean libertarian and I my kids to lean libertarian as well.

    1 2.13%
  • I lean libertarian and I want my kids to arrive at their own political beliefs.

    16 34.04%
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Thread: Question For Parents

  1. #81
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    Re: Question For Parents

    I read the question wrongly. I thought this was about teaching your kids what their politics should be vs. letting them formulate their own opinions. I want my daughter to formulate her own opinions but I hope that her politics end up very similar to mine. When I vote, I want my candidate to win. I hope that other people vote like me. I want my candidate's politics to be more like mine than they already are. IOW, I want everyone's politics to be like mine.
    If you expect people to be rational, you aren't being rational.

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    Re: Question For Parents

    I want my kids to arrive at their own beliefs. And it would be nice for the sake of conversation if those beliefs happened to have something in common with my own, but I understand that it's developmentally normal for young adults, in coming to terms with distancing themselves from their parents, to formulate a worldview divergent from their parents.

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