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Donald Trump's kids forgot to register to vote. Don't make the same mistake.

Eric and Ivanka Trump didn't register in time to vote in next week's New York primary. Whoops!

Donald Trump's kids forgot to register to vote. Don't make the same mistake.

Eric and Ivanka Trump spend a lot of time with their dad, Donald.

They're practically inseparable.

Whether that's on the campaign trail, attending high-end galas, or holding gigantic scissors, you can usually find them by his side.


Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Trump SoHo.

But there's one thing they won't be doing with their dad: voting for him.

It turns out the two billionaires-to-be forgot to register to vote.

OOOOOOOPS!

In order to vote in New York's primary election on April 19, they needed to have registered by March 25, a deadline they both missed.

"They were unaware of the rules and they didn't register in time," Papa Trump said on Fox News. "So they feel very, very guilty. They feel very guilty but it's fine."

Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images.

And while there's a snowball's chance in heck that their two votes would have made much of a difference (though it's tough to feel too torn up about Donald Trump receiving two fewer votes), this is a good reminder for the rest of us to get to know our voting laws and registration dates.

Do you know when your state is holding its primary? Do you know the registration date? Are you FREAKING OUT RIGHT NOW?

Here's a quick breakdown of some of the upcoming primaries.

Data from Rock the Vote.

And more specific details (like how to register, for example) can be found at Rock the Vote's website.

Has the registration deadline already passed for your state?

And does that have you feeling all "Charlie Brown-y?"

GIF from "A Charlie Brown Valentine."

Lucky for you, there's still plenty of time (no matter what state you're in) to register for the general election!

And what better time is there to register than right now while it's still on your mind? (Go on, do it. Doooooo it.)

Because registering to vote (and voting come Election Day) will have you all like:

GIF from "30 Rock."

When it comes to the general election, don’t be like Eric and Ivanka Trump. Register to vote.

Because whether you're a Democrat, Republican, or something else altogether, you should vote. Democracy works better when we all participate!

Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images.

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Often, parents of children with special needs struggle to find Halloween costumes that will accommodate medical equipment or provide a proper fit. And figuring out how to make one? Yikes.

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Those of us raising teenagers now didn't grow up with social media. Heck, the vast majority of us didn't even grow up with the internet. But we know how ubiquitous social media, with all of its psychological pitfalls, has become in our own lives, so it's not a big stretch to imagine the incredible impact it can have on our kids during their most self-conscious phase.

Sharing our lives on social media often means sharing the highlights. That's not bad in and of itself, but when all people are seeing is everyone else's highlight reels, it's easy to fall into unhealthy comparisons. As parents, we need to remind our teens not to do that—but we also need to remind them that other people will do that, which is why kindness, empathy, and inclusiveness are so important.

Writer and mother of three teen daughters, Whitney Fleming, shared a beautiful post on Facebook explaining what we need to teach our teenagers about empathy in the age of social media, and how we ourselves can serve as an example.

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