This year has marked a lot of changes in the way we do life and our families. For many adults, the jobs they thought they’d retire from one day are now a distant memory. They now spend their time starting over or looking for how to start over. That puts a lot of pressure on the family. It takes time away from the family. Just because the kids are now learning virtually at home doesn’t mean the family is suddenly more connected.
Educating our Children in Today’s Culture
As a result, our kids have been allowed to be exposed to influences that we wouldn’t regularly even think of allowing them to be exposed to. Media, movies, peers, popular culture and more are vying for our kids’ attention. Have we been complicit in all of this? We must be vigilant. Our kids are God’s kids and we have the responsibility to train them in the way they should go.
The tragedy is that today in many cases someone else already has trained our children. In the past, it was always the “bad crowd” that parents warned their kids about. But today the bad crowd could be what was traditionally thought of as the good crowd of people we trusted. This could be school board members, teachers, professors, media personnel, news anchors, doctors, lawyers, and the list goes on. Today it seems like the spiritual life has been sucked out of the noble professions. But they still hold much of the influence in today’s society.
If there is a systemic problem in America today— it’s a moral and spiritual problem.
Discussing The Challenges in Education with Sam Sorbo
Sam Sorbo is an actress in films such a Bonfire of the Vanities and Twenty Bucks. She has also acted in television shows such as Chicago Hope and Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. She is now the host of a nationally syndicated radio program: The Sam Sorbo Show.
She continues to act, produce and write books including They’re Your Kids – An Inspirational Journey from Self Doubter to Homeschool Advocate.
A Parenting Crisis Coming to Light
- We are going beyond an Education Crisis to a Parenting Crisis
- What parents are learning in the midst of a pandemic
- Parenting and discipline come before education
- How has 2020 impacted the educational landscape
- What are some of the Covid-homeschooling resources available to parents
- How does secular schooling impact our worldview as parents? How does this impact our kids?
- What role does morality play in society?
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