The Importance of Protecting the Innocence of Our Youth

I’m reading on about Montana attempting to teach 5 and 6-year olds about sex education and immediately thought, “If I lived there, my kids would be homeschooled and that would be the end of that.”

This is indicative of what’s wrong with public schools.  They trespass on the role of parents, declare what they think kids should be learning instead of focusing on the basics (reading, writing, and math), and then just do whatever the hell they want.

Well, this is not okay with me.  In no way is this okay with me.  I’m the primary educator of my children and I will decide when my kids need to know about the birds and the bees.

In all honesty, I am petrified of sending my kids to school because they do believe at this age all they are told.  They think adults will never lie to them (read here the power of pedaphiles) and they are always right.  Well, they’re not.  I’m not.  They aren’t.

Kids today grow up way too fast as it is.  Remember playing outside all day every day all summer long?  Gone in this day and age.  Kids need to be protected.  Kids need to be sheltered.  Kids need to be valued.  Their little minds don’t need to know about adult stuff.  They have 50 plus years (God-willing) of doing adult stuff.  They only have maybe 15 years of kid stuff these days.

I can tell you right now I want to be a kid again.  I don’t like having to plan where I’m going to live, pay bills, drive everywhere, deal with in-laws, plan for retirement, and overall be an adult.  I’d much rather live carefree, play all day, have my meals served to me, do whatever I want when I want, and have fun all day, every day.  This adult stuff is, well, for adults.

So, let our kids be kids.  Stop trying to prepare them for an unknown and uncertain future.  That’s my job.  I plan to do it well.  But let my kid play in the mud for as long as possible without having to worry about how to get out of the mud once buried in it.