I am in need of wisdom. On Monday, Nov. 3rd, at 3pm, I will be meeting with my children’s guidance counselors. My “babies” are in Kindergarten and 3rd grade – if that gives you any insight into my problem.
I remember, when I entered high school, I, too, had a guidance counselor. She counseled on things such as which college do I want to attend, should I take the ACT or the SAT, classes I should add or drop, and so forth. So, imagine my wonderment when I learned that my Kindergartner and 3rd grader has a guidance counselor that meets with them twice a month every month. My first thought was, “what, exactly, is she guiding them on?”
They’re too young for her to start discussing college choices or between the ACT or SAT. So, what exactly is she counseling my children on? I asked this question not of myself only, but of other parents as well. Most of whom didn’t even know our kids were meeting with guidance counselors; while other parents knew, but had no idea on what was being taught. But, they all assumed it was on stuff such as “bullying” and the likes.
Well, I got ahold of their “guidance objectives”. Needless to say, it ain’t pretty. There are many, MANY, stomach curling topics listed as objectives. For instance: LESSON 7: To Identify appropriate social behaviors, LESSON 13: To distinguish between lies and truth, LESSON 14: To accept and respect individual and academic differences, LESSON 15: To recognize and respect differences in various family configurations. These are just the lessons for my Kindergartner.
What is a parent to do? This cannot and will not, in my household, at least, go unchallenged. But, how does one go about doing so with the “wisdom of a serpent, but with the gentleness of a dove?” And, with the insight of the culture we now live in. Those we ideologically oppose are not rational people. Logic, Truth, and Reason does not move them against their view of things, against how they see the world…their worldview. They are radical about promoting and propelling forward their view of the world. They are determined to arrest, destroy, and violate whomsoever they must…how else, in good conscious, can they teach a 5 year old about various sexualities. How can they be so justified within themselves to usurp the role of the parent? To go beyond their edict of teaching “Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic” and expand to now parenting our children? How?
What’s a parent to do? Please advise. Although, I don’t see any evidence of it as of yet, I do believe, I must believe, I’m not the only parent who need such guidance from a community of informed and concerned Christians.14 comments