115: Knowledge is Power – Part 3 of The Modern Parent’s Guide to Surviving This Election Cycle

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About this episode:

In the final chapter in our three-part series (click here for Part 1 about good sleep, and here for Part 2 about the antidote to anxiety), The Modern Parent’s Guide to Surviving This Election Cycle, I share about how you can become as educated as possible on the candidates…

Because knowledge IS power.

I’ll be voting a week from today – I share in this episode about why voting at all is so important to me, having only been able to vote in the last three presidential elections – and I hope you will vote too.

In this series, I’m also working really hard to be completely unbiased… I don’t care WHO you vote for.

I just care that you go in with good information and actually vote.

Click weturnedoutokay.com/115 for notes and links to the unbiased websites I worked so hard to find for you (we stay well away from the candidates’ own sites, as well as any site that hints at bias); get informed and then please go vote!

Key Links:

Politifact.com is the Pulitzer-prize website that catalogs the truths and lies of many political candidates, not just those running for president. Their “Truth-O-Meter” Pants-On-Fire rating is a really fun one, and I love that they share their sources so I can go back and look for myself.

Click here for On The Media’s Breaking News Consumer Handbook, about how to cut through the rumors and innuendo when news is new. Click here for the wonderful show about NPR and whether it’s biased or not.. This lesson has served me in such good stead, allowing me to decide for myself how truthful someone is being, because sometimes even a supposedly unbiased source unwittingly injects bias.

NPR.org receives an equal amount of accusations of bias from both the right and the left. If the definition of compromise is “no one is happy,” then the definition of bias might just be “an equal amount of accusations from both the right and the left.”

I really, really hope that this 3-part guide to Surviving This Election Cycle helps you sleep better (Part 1, weturnedoutokay.com/109), feel better by taking the right kinds of actions (Part 2, weturnedoutokay.com/112), and know that, even if your candidate isn’t the winner, we’re going to be all right.

So, how are you?
If you’re hanging in there, tell me what steps you’re taking to weather this election cycle!
If you’re struggling, tell me what’s wrong and maybe I can help you feel better –
either way, go to weturnedoutokay.com/contact.

And please go vote on November 8!