Donald Trump is now the U.S. president-elect, and after a polarizing and rancorous campaign many parents who supported Hillary Clinton are wondering: "What do I say to my kids?"
"Today" child development expert and mother of four Dr. Deborah Gilboa recommends parents should keep these things in mind:
1. Teach your kids about how the government works, especially about the system of checks and balances.
2. Read stories with them that align with your values.
3. Get your kids involved in spreading messages of love.
4. Don't lie about what happened.
5. If your daughter was excited for the first female president, remind her the fight is not over.
6. Don't make unnecessary jokes, such as saying you are moving to Canada.
7. If your child is worried about friends or family who are immigrants, be honest but optimistic about the future.