Anyone familiar with Phyllis Schlafly’s work knows that family was everything to her. Whenever she was asked about balancing her activism and writing with her home and family, she was quick to point out that there was no contest between the two. Being a wife, homemaker, and mother was her full-time career. Politics was just her hobby. However, if parents are going to fulfill their critical role of protecting their children, they must be ready and willing to fight against the tide of leftist nonsense coming after our kids. As you get ready to make your New Years resolutions for 2021, why not resolve to be more involved in your child’s education?
No matter how old your child is, you play an important part in their academic success. If your child hasn’t started formal schooling, consider teaching your child how to read. Developing a love of reading is the key to unlocking every door to a successful future. Tragically, many schools are falling hopelessly short of their reading goals. No one is more equipped to teach your child to read than you are. Only you can give them the careful time and attention required to give them the very best head start.
Once your child is in school, resolve to carefully monitor their curriculum. Whether it’s nosy government questionnaires, left-leaning revisionist history, or anti-traditional marriage propaganda, all kinds of shady activity could be going on at your child’s school. Even if you find yourself in a supposedly “good” school district in a conservative leaning area, leftist teachers and administrators are rarely able to keep politics out of the classroom. Regularly ask your child what’s being taught, review their classwork, and don’t be afraid to demand to be able to inspect the curriculum. Your college-age kids might not be living under the same roof, but be sure to check in with them too. If you’re paying for their education, you have a right to know they’re not being indoctrinated.
As a parent, it’s your job to look after the best interests of your child. This year, make it your New Year’s resolution to be more involved in their education.