Today on Home School Heartbeat, World Net Daily's David Kupelian joins Mike Smith to discuss how homeschooling can lead the way in transforming the culture.
David, homeschooling relies on parents. What do you see as the strength of the parent-child bond in renewing the culture?
Well, Mike, this may be a little controversial for me to put it this way. Of course the parent-child is everything in raising children. But you know we live in a profoundly selfish age. We're always hearing about this. But parents need to give up their selfishness for the sake of their kids. Children need firmness and patience and kindness, real limits, real insight, and they need a good example in all things. And you know what? If they don't get this kind of real love, they will resent their parents. And that resentment eventually makes them feel compelled to rebel against their parents and against all authority. And that makes everything forbidden—sex, drugs, tongue studs, you name it—seem attractive.
I agree we need to take our kids out of the clutches of the demented government education system, but to do that, we need to give up selfishness and become honest, courageous, and endlessly patient. That way, not only will our kids get the upbringing they deserve, but we will grow as parents into the kind of people God meant us to be. It will all work together beautifully.
Well, David, that's a challenge for all of us as parents, and we thank you for that. Listeners, join us next time as we continue our discussion of homeschooling and the culture. And I'm Mike Smith.
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