Question by  esdel (22)

What advice can you give me for my child who is running for 8th grade class president?

My son is running for class president for the first time.


Answer by  flamiss22 (5081)

Have your child identify what issues are important to them and develop a plan how it will be implemented. Above all do not resort to name calling or negative attacks.


Answer by  patti (29325)

The candidate should talk to students about their concerns. His campaign should address those concerns. Unfortunately, these contests are about popularity, so a lot of glad-handing is in order, too.


Answer by  dolphin9 (195)

Confidence and friendliness to all students, especially in the hallways and other social situations, will be crucial. Then his speech should be brief and direct with a touch of humor.


Answer by  udertheo (116)

Be positive, be friendly to everyone, but don't try TOO hard, solicit ideas from classmates, have creative posters, but most importantly, have fun!


Answer by  Dave22 (98)

Teach your kid to run his campaign with honesty and dignity. When he loses, this will be a great time to teach him about corruption and how politics is often a popularity contest rather than an intelligent selection of leadership. This might sound cynical but 8th grade student council means very little. Use it as a learning experience instead.


Answer by  Anonymous

Tell your son to first inform everyone of his campaign by putting up posters and meeting and befriending all of the students in his class. Now, make sure he does this campaign on his own, because if you do all the work it wont be the same for him.

You have 50 words left!