Not all children just spout out their parents opinions. Some parents raise their children to critically analyze something and make their own choice. My parents definitely instilled values in my like honesty, respect, etc. I didn't even know my parents were independent until I was 15 or 16. Although this wasn't because they didn't discuss political things ever, quite the opposite. They didn't care what party I did or didn't belong to, as long as I made and informed decision based on my personal values. I am so happy that I had amazing high school government and history teachers. Every Friday each student in class would bring in a news article; we would discuss the articles a little bit. They helped give me the tools to be an informed voter and a critical thinker. We discussed politics all the time, however the teacher mostly encouraged critical thinking through questioning. While talking politics with five-year-olds wouldn't be very productive. I think it would be a detriment to ban all political discussion until a student is 18.