Parent Conversation Guides

Applause

Applause

Ask your child what they think is going on in this photo? Did Speaker Pelosi feel she needed to applaud even if she didn’t agree with what was said? What kind of message do you think she is trying to send with the way she chose to applaud? Are there times when it is okay (or even good) to choose a different way – and times when you think it is not okay? Spend a few minutes trying to find different – and silly?- ways to applaud that send messages other than appreciation. Photograph: Doug Mills/Pool via Reuter