I also think it is wrong for our political leaders to scare and threaten minorities with camps
Maybe their schoolmates and neighbors should shut up with their hate so I don't have to make light of the situation.
Literally who. Have your kids been the victims of any hate crimes?
Holding mock elections for the real candidates in the classrooms did not help whatsoever to make them feel part of the crowd.
Depending on the age of the child, could be totally useless except as a way to gauge their parents' political ideations. If the children are old enough, it could be a springboard for them to discuss civics and civic duties.
Having the local police ask each teenage child who they are voting for did not help, either. Nor did yelling at those who named candidates other than Trump. Police officers are intimidating, never mind when they are angry.
My kids can pretend to go along with the majority if they are afraid, but I am not going to convince them that they don't hear and see what they hear and see. That would be far more damaging, to ignore their concerns.
I'm not suggesting ignoring their concerns, I'm suggesting analyzing their concerns carefully, and doing it with them would be an excellent exercise because it would allow them to learn to question their fears.
My kids might be school age, but they are not stupid by any stretch, and neither am I.
Not saying they are, they're picking up what is happening around them. Not saying you are, paranoia can affect anyone, intelligence is not a mitigating factor.