I appologise if anything comes off as not politically correct, not my intention at all.
I've heard there's been talk of introducing kids in school to acceptance of gays and lesbians. I'm fine with same sex relationships, to each their own. I don't want to have to teach my kids about it. I will teach my kids from example to accept people as they are, I don't agree that same sex relationships need to be taught to kids in schools for them to have acceptance of it. Let's face it, kids will be influenced by their parent's and peer's despite what the school's teach them. I agree that when school's introduce topics it brings awareness to kids and parent's. So maybe sending home an info packet will be enough, I don't think it's an issue that needs to be brought up in school unless there are isolated incidents that call for it.
I don't know why it is assumed that just because you don't support the schools adding costly curriculum when they are already failing our children in the basics equals those same parents not teaching tolerance at home. I teach my kids that everyone is different and special in some way. I tell them not to judge. I don't tell my kids that God doesn't like people who *insert whatever activity*. I tell my kids that God decides what he likes and dislikes and that it's not our job to judge. That being said, I can't control everything they say when they aren't with me or around other adults. Kids do say mean things, but they don't always get that from their parents or at home.
Answer by QuinnMae at 5:50 PM on Jun. 4, 2009
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Answer by Anonymous at 4:15 PM on Jun. 4, 2009
My personal opinion is that the schools are already failing our kids with the basic curriculum and I don't understand how they can justify adding new curriculum which costs more money to teach tolerance and acceptance. There are people who will argue that some of these kids are being raised by bigoted parents and that they must learn tolerance from someone. If these kids go home and tell mom and dad what they learned, the parents will just reinforce their beliefs on their kids.
In other words, when we can't improve on the basics anymore, then we can work additional curriculum into their day.
Answer by QuinnMae at 4:18 PM on Jun. 4, 2009
Answer by misses_nick at 4:32 PM on Jun. 4, 2009
When my children see it, I tell them that behavior goes against what God teaches for us to live as Christians. I don't run from it, but I do confront it with biblical truths when introduced.
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