Today is Good Friday—a holy day for Christians.
As I was getting ready this morning, I found myself reflecting on some of tenets of my faith, and how similar they are to the beliefs of many who hold different religious views than me.
In The Tuttle Twins and the Golden Rule, Ethan and Emily learn that the admonition to, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you,” is found in many faith and cultural traditions around the world.
Growing up, I was taught that, “If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy,” I should, “seek after these things.”
One of the things that led me to write the first Tuttle Twins book was my frustration with the lack of quality content available to help me teach my kids the things that I believe are necessary for the formation of a strong and virtuous person—lessons on true history, the proper and limited role of government, individual rights, and the importance of hard work, honesty, self-reliance, and charity.
As schools have been transformed into centers for indoctrination, and the war on home, family, and goodness rages ever more loudly, many parents are finding themselves looking (like I once did) for tools to help them teach their kids the truth about the world, and inoculate them against the agenda of the nihilists and fear-mongers.
Whether religious or not, and irregardless of the faith they practice, these parents seem to believe that there is truth in the promise that if they will, ““Train up a child in the way they should go,” then, “when they are old, they will not depart from it.”
In a world of over-politicization of virtually everything, I believe people who are seeking goodness and light for themselves and their children will be increasingly draw together around common causes and ideas.
If we are going to win (and I think we are) we are going to do it at the most local level there is, within the walls of our own homes, and with the support of the communities of like-minded people we build.
I’ve spent the last decade working to create resources that I think will help people strengthen their children and build their communities.
This weekend, in keeping with the idea that it’s never too early to start teaching our kids truth, we’re offering our toddler series at a steep discount.
I hope our books help bring your family another opportunity to gather and learn together.