It’s pretty alarming to see how fearlessly the liberal agenda is being pushed onto our children in schools. This agenda, which is often promoted under the guise of “diversity” and “inclusion,” is actually a form of indoctrination that is slowly eroding the values and beliefs that have made our country great. Political bias: One of the most concerning aspects of this liberal agenda is the way it is being used to push a specific political ideology on children. From a young age, kids are being taught that certain political perspectives and policies are “correct” and “just,” while others are “wrong” and “unfair.” This kind of political bias is not only unacceptable, but it is also dangerous. It is important for kids to be exposed to a variety of perspectives and ideas so that they can make informed decisions for themselves, and form an accurate view of the world around them.
How do we keep our kids from falling victim to the media trap? As parents, it’s our responsibility to not only provide for our kids but also to guide them in becoming informed and responsible adults. One important aspect of this is helping them navigate the world of news and information. In this digital age, access to news is easier than ever before. However, with so much information available at our fingertips, it’s crucial that we teach our kids how to critically evaluate what they’re reading, watching, and listening to. The Problem with Intellectually Empty “Dopamine Triggers” As parents, it’s important that we help our kids understand the difference between real news and sensationalized content. For example, we can show them examples of misleading headlines and explain how they can be misleading. We can also teach them how to evaluate the credibility of sources by looking at the author’s credentials
What is compassion, and why does it matter? When we think about compassion, a lot of us might immediately think of words like empathy and kindness. And while those are definitely important parts of compassion, it goes a little bit further than that. Compassion is all about being empathetic and kind, sure, but it’s also about taking it a step further and actually doing something to help someone who is suffering. It’s about feeling someone else’s pain and wanting to do something to ease it. The word “compassion” comes from the Latin word “compati,” which means “to suffer together.” And that’s really what it’s all about – being there for someone in a tangible way when they’re going through a tough time. Here are some tips to help teach your kids to develop a more compassionate view of others: The Power of Kind Words Speaking kindly to others can do
Are your middle schoolers struggling with time management and organization? You’re not alone! Navigating the challenges of adolescence, plus juggling academics and extracurricular activities can be overwhelming for young students. Fortunately, there are some simple strategies to help equip children with necessary skills needed to get ahead—and stay organized along the way. Setting a Good Example One of the most important things we can do to help our middle schoolers develop good time management and organization skills is to set a good example. If we are constantly running late, procrastinating, or struggling to keep our own lives organized, our children will likely follow suit. Instead, we should strive to be organized and efficient in our own lives, and make a conscious effort to be on time and meet deadlines. By setting a good example, we can help our children understand the importance of these skills and see firsthand how they
It must be a slow-outrage week for the wokies because I recently found myself (once again) in the crosshairs of people who express moral outrage at the idea that parents should be proactive in teaching their children and guiding the way they develop their morals and values. I used to worry that critics were misunderstanding or misrepresenting what our brand was doing, but now I just roll with it. Accuse me of creating propaganda, and my answer will be, “Yep. Guilty as charged.” Subscribers to this newsletter who have been around for awhile will remember back in 2020 when Current Affairs did a hit piece on us. At the height of a global pandemic, they refreshed us with criticism like this: Over the course of the many, many, many books in the series, the twins learn other lessons steeped in the hoary right-wing fever dream of the oppressed wealthy. In The Tuttle Twins
Our society is really struggling these days. One of the places it can be most clearly seen is in the workforce, with a serious issue of unskilled and lackluster laborers—particularly in entry level jobs. Employers and workers alike seem to be at their wits end as expectations for high hourly wages creates a schism between employees and their management. Businesses of every type are searching for capable employees with Help Wanted signs dotting the windows and doors of many workplaces. Employers train new employees only to have them not show up for work, or spend their shift filming TikToks about the hardships of employment. You may call me a boomer here, but it seems like we have a serious work ethic problem. A strong work ethic involves a standard of behavior regarding what is and isn’t acceptable in the workplace, and a desire to be rewarded based on merit. But