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Parents Must Maintain Vigilance

As students prepare to return to the classroom, the Center for Childhood Innocence (a collaborative effort between New Yorker’s Family Research Foundation and Feed My Sheep Foundation), would like to remind parents to protect their children from potential harm.

We are learning that schools are not necessarily safe places anymore. We know that as our kids head back to the classroom, they will be exposed to ideologies that are untrue and unsafe. Today, children are too often taught false gender ideologies that are out of touch with reality. In some instances, these ideologies enter the school through anti-bullying lessons, health class or random lessons on days of activism. This gender indoctrination is being foisted upon our kids as if it is an infallible truth. Yet, these new ideologies are not only false, but also harmful to the physical, psychological, social, emotional, and spiritual health of our children.

Children, starting as early as preschool and continuing through their senior year, are now taught that gender is subjective, something separate from sex, and something only they can know. They are indoctrinated with a multitude of newly-invented pronouns and told that they can choose their preferred personal pronouns. They are instructed that gender—and even biological sex—lie on a spectrum, rather than a clear binary.

Parents, you hold the primary responsibility for your children’s education. That education must include a proper understanding of human sexuality. It is delusional to reject the beautiful reality that God created humankind as male or female. This truth is not only self-evident, but essential for understanding the world around us.

Parents are urged to connect with their school. Introduce yourself to your child’s teachers, the school counselor, the school social worker, and the principal. Become familiar with the school’s policies as well. Find out if your child will be learning about gender and request every lesson plan be made available to you for your review. Request, in writing, that your child be opted out of lessons focused on gender. Request, in writing, advance notice of any guest speakers that will be speaking to your child. Ask about after school clubs and if your child needs your permission to participate. Find out how the school would handle a child announcing a transgender identity at school. Would the parent be notified?

In today’s world, parents need to be extraordinarily vigilant in protecting our kids from harmful ideologies.