Lobbying for Change: Teaching our Kids February 9, 2020 By Bekki Leave a Comment This content may contain affiliate links. Honestly, I only took the Political Science in high school because it met Tuesdays and Thursdays and I was able to go home early the other three days. Politics and lobbying for change is on my list of things I never want to do when I grow up… BUT, we need to teach our kids how to approach this big complicated system if we want our grandkids to have a future. What’s coming to our local schools will affect all of us. Even if we choose to homeschool. We need to teach our kids how to be heard in areas that matter. So I pulled a bunch of resources together for you to begin digging through with your kids. It’s free. Free copy here Sharing issues on social media, will not cause them to go away. That sexual education plan heading to a school near you and me is frightening. But it won’t die out because we share images. We need to lobby together and teach our kids to lobby. Confession: This goes against my nature. I don’t like this stuff at all. But I will have grandchildren someday, and I can’t sit silently and watch things that are so wrong become normal. Get your free copy here Lobbying Cheat-Sheet Do your homework. Check your local and state NEA pages for updates and visit www.educationvotes.org and the Legislative Action Center for a wealth of info.Use technology to your advantage–connect with legislators and fellow activists through Facebook, Twitter, and blogs.Always be professional, honest, and upbeat. Lose your cool, and you’ll lose the case!Political decision making can be drawn out, so stay patient and don’t get discouraged.You’re busy, so find the lobbying strategy that works for you. Organize a group with your chapter to write letters together, to make it more social, for instance. You can help spread the word by sharing this free resource with your family and friends. DIY Subscription Boxes for Kids Constitution Quest Game PRINT THIS FREE HOMESCHOOL MOM REMINDER. This post comes with a free printable list to help lead your child to design their own plan. Here is a sneak preview… DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE PRINTABLE Download the checklist. You’ll get the printable, plus join 9,000+ homeschool moms who receive my weekly parenting tips and ideas!Print. Any paper will do the trick, but card stock would be ideal.Place it on your refrigerator as a helpful reminder.