As a former homeschooled student and now a homeschool dad, I know first-hand the importance of sound education and the delicate balance of approaching difficult topics with my children.
First things first, families need to be grounded in what the Declaration of Independence calls the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God, meaning God’s law is true, supreme, and immutable. In today’s society, children are taught that it is acceptable, and often encouraged, to redefine nature’s law. To “create your own truth” and go against the foundational truths that this country was built upon. Being rooted in the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God is the starting point, the catapult, for addressing difficult topics that our kids are facing on a daily basis.
The Rise of Gender Fluidity
Gone are the days when our God-given body parts were the determining factor of our sexual identity. Leftist agendas are now pushing that your sex is determined at birth, but your gender is not determined until you are old enough to start showing either feminine or masculine tendencies. Parents are being told to keep their children’s biological sex secret until their child is old enough to decide their own identity. This blatantly goes against the laws of nature.
When teaching our kids about their sexuality, we can ask, what does nature’s law tell us about sexuality? It is as simple as returning to God’s original design and purpose for humanity. We can explain this to our children by highlighting the responsibilities of males and females and their benefits to society. We can also educate our children about their bodies and the benefits of their sex. Yes, there are biological differences that match the Laws of Nature and Nature’s God. Our job as parents is to continually affirm to children who they are and how they were made and to teach them to know the truth about themselves, and that it isn’t something you can just change. When our minds don’t match the physical world, it is our minds that need to be healed, not our bodies. Just as physical laws are immutable, so too are natural laws.
Discussing Current Events with Your Children
It is no secret that we are consumed daily with news. Whether you watch the news with your kids or not, they are constantly being exposed. The rising generation has access to more information than ever before, which is why it is crucial that you are laying foundational truths at an early age with your children. Don’t be afraid to have difficult conversations with your kids.
The recent overturning of Roe v. Wade is a perfect example of ensuring your children are rooted in the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God. Our children need to know that the fetus is a stage in human development, much like we have identified being a toddler or a teenager as a stage in human development. The Law of Nature’s God states that every person may lawfully enjoy those rights which God has given. Key words being every person.
Life begins at conception, and the unborn are still lawfully entitled to the right to life. We need to be clear and speak truth to our children when this topic gets brought up in our households. To address the “your body, your choice” argument, let them know that choices have consequences and that having physical relationships outside of a committed marriage could lead to having a baby. Yes, you have a choice, but it is earlier in the decision-making process than when others claim it should occur. Your choice can’t end the life of another human. As parents, it is our responsibility to educate our children to see all life as valuable and to communicate Nature’s Law.
Parents, Your Children Need You!
Overall, this idea of the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God can and should be the starting point for these types of conversations with your children. These truths ultimately overcome the false ideals the left is attempting to spread. The ultimate takeaway for your children is that just as physical laws are unchanging, so too are natural laws. Not preparing our children adequately can lead to significant problems for the next and rising generations. Parents need to educate themselves so they can teach their children to recognize truth over propaganda. Introducing children to the truth and having these difficult conversations with your kids early on and in an age-appropriate manner will better prepare and equip them for the future.