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Poll: Will you talk to your kids about the upcoming referendum?

The nation will cast its votes in the referendum on the Eighth Amendment at the end of May.

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DISCUSSIONS ARE INTENSIFYING ahead of the referendum on the Eighth Amendment on May 25th as voters around Ireland decide where they stand on the issue.

In a recent poll on RTÉ’s Claire Byrne Live, 68 per cent of respondents said they’d rather campaign posters were banned in the run-up to the end of May.

Whether or not you’re a fan of them, it’s likely that the high number of posters – and the many references to the referendum in the media – will spark some questions among your little ones.

Speaking to recently, play therapist Myriam Clancy said it was important to address the issue if it comes up, as posters in particular could spark worry among children:

I think that a parent should bring it [the poster] up if they think a child has seen it. Just say that what they saw was very scary and maybe we should talk about it because it’s scary to see things like that.
So, tell us: Will you talk to your kids about the upcoming referendum?

Poll Results:

Yes, if they bring it up (65)
Yes, definitely (45)
No, it's not appropriate (44)
I don't know (9)

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