Talk with your children about the facts surrounding the gender identity debate. Give your children the tools they need so they can know the difference between truthtellers and gaslighters.
One of the most memorable scenes in “The Silver Chair” by C.S. Lewis occurs when a protagonist, Puddleglum, breaks free of a witch’s enchantment by stepping on a hot coal. Though painful, the burn clears his head of the witch’s spell of deception and reminds him of what is real.
Now is the time for parents to remind their children of what is real, and what is deception.
With the passage of the Equality Act in the U.S. House of Representatives and the confirmation of Dr. Rachel Levine—who endorses hormonal and surgical interventions on children to treat gender dysphoria—to a senior position at the Department of Health and Human Services, children today are growing up in an atmosphere where what’s false is called true and what’s true is called false.
Not only do parents need to teach their children what is true and false, but they need to equip them with the tools they need to protect themselves from those who would violate their conscience.
One of the most egregious arenas where children’s civil liberties are being violated is in our nation’s public schools. Many schools in California are already implementing policies to enforce speech codes, which are in line with guidance from the nation’s largest teachers union, the National Education Association.
Schools are also urging students to keep social transitions to another gender secret from parents and are directed by policies pushed by activists and the National Education Association to hide changed names and pronouns on official school documents that an unsupportive parent might see.
A question posed to parents in the 50,000-member strong Facebook group Informed Parents of California revealed that teachers are already directing students in middle schools and high schools to introduce themselves along with their preferred pronouns.