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Friday, February 21, 2020

How Do We Protect Parental Rights from School Districts Intent on Usurping Them?

            Families, communities, and nations are stronger when children are not forced to live double lives. For healthy families and communities, parents must be involved in the school and private lives of their children and teenagers.

            Fred Lucas at The Daily Signal wrote of a group of parents who filed a lawsuit to protect their parental rights. It seems that the public-school district has a policy where teachers are instructed to “assist and encourage children in adopting transgender identities without notifying – and possibly while deceiving – parents.” 

There are eight families with fourteen parents involved in the lawsuit filed in Dane County Circuit Court in Wisconsin. The lawsuit includes the following statement from Dr. Stephen B. Levine, a distinguished life fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

For a child to live radically different identities at home and at school, and to conceal what he or she perceives to be his or her true identity form parents, is psychologically unhealthy in itself, and could readily lead to additional psychological problems…. Extended secrecy and a “double life” concealed from the parents is rarely the path to psychological health. For this reason, at least, schools should not support deceit of parents….

Most children are both legally and developmentally incapable of giving informed consent to such a life-altering intervention. And parents, of course, cannot give informed consent if the fact of their child’s wish to assume a transgender identity is concealed from them.

            I believe that we live in a dangerous time when teachers and other adults are attempting to separate children from their parents by indoctrinating them in unwanted ways. Parents must be alert to such problems and take legal action if necessary. Families must be united to be strong and cannot strengthen communities or nations if divided.

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