> is pretty mature and independent for her age. My youngest is not. She's definitely
> a Toys-R-Us kid. Doesn't want to grow up.
Yes, same here.
> As far as biases go, I'd be lying if I said I don't share them.
I'd feel like I was being dishonest with my daughter if I didn't share my view on a given topic. Like others stated or agreed with, a lot of politics extends from your values. A good example would be my wife and I's view on abortion. An extreme example would be if your kid asks you about racism. You wouldn't present some neo-nazi ideology to introduce nuance where you don't believe there is any.
> This comes in religious forms too. More often than politics actually. My youngest
> still goes to a lot of church functions (Occasional Sunday School, VBS, etc) despite
> my lack of religious beliefs. When she comes back, I don't start stating how God
> doesn't exist, or the Bible is false. (I don't necessarily feel that way) I just
> listen to what she's learned, and allow her to come to her own conclusions just like
> I did.
My children haven't really attended any churches in their life. I'm banking on that curiosity coming up later at an age where they can better process it. I have no desire to keep it from them now, but I used to. When they were much, much younger they had an opportunity to go to VBS with friends and we turned it down.
> And the biggest thing
> I've learned is to not talk down to them. Just speak to them like a human being.
> They're smarter then we give them credit for.
This is so true and very important.