Parents: How to explain election to kids?

- Parents throughout this election can say a lot of it was definitely meant for a more mature audience.

“It was a long election season and kind of painful to watch and kind of embarrassing," Johnathan Shepherd said.

While Johnathan Shepherd is happy it's all over, he now feels he has to figure out what he can or cannot tell his kids about the President-Elect.

“There are still things I had to hold back from him which is very disappointing that that's what we have to choose from where you can't even tell your children about the president that is going to be the leader of the free world,” Johnathan Shepherd said.

His 9-year-old daughter, Julia, telling FOX 46 Charlotte what she's seen and heard during this election, worried some of her friends may not be in class with her anymore.

"He said things about Mexican people moving and he's bragging about how rich he is, and he doesn't need anybody's money," Julia Shepherd said.

"It's been a catch-22 of what you want your children to hear, you want them to hear them from the right place, the parent," Johnathan Shepherd said.

Shepherd is hoping to turn this election into a positive lesson for his children.

“In the end teaching her the morality is important, realizing you are not offered good decisions, good choices and you either have to make the best choice out what you have available or you just make a third choice like I did with my situation, I just couldn't take it," Johnathan Shepherd said.

"Stop to bullying and really just be nice to each other," Julia Shepherd said.

Shepherd now hopes the Trump many saw last night will be the president they will have in the future.

"Now it’s time for America to bind the wounds of division. We have to get together," President-Elect Donald Trump said.

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