I saw this video early this morning and thought that is was interesting how it seemed to directly contradict these teachings of Brigham Young:

“We are the guardians of our children; their training and education are committed to our care, and if we do not ourselves pursue a course which will save them from the influence of evil, when we are weighed in the balance we shall be found wanting (LBY, xxiv).

Parents are responsible before the Lord for the way in which they educate and train their children, for “Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord; and the fruit of the womb is his reward. Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them; they shall not be ashamed [Psalm 127:3–5]” (DNW, 7 Dec. 1864, 2).

Parents, seek to honor your children; bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. Teach them truth and not error, teach them to love and serve God [see Deuteronomy 6:5]; teach them to believe in Jesus Christ the Son of God and the Saviour of the world” (DNSW, 8 Aug. 1877, 1).

Read more on parental responsibility from Brigham Young here.

What do you think. Am I missing the point of the video, or is this a way the world is taking small and simple truths from us?

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2 Responses to “Who do your children belong to?”

  1. Jeramy Says:

    This is just another way the liberalist are goi to try and take over the world. They want to teach them what they want and not let ideals come from the home. So messed up point of view. 

  2. Adiamaea Says:

    I have heard Church leaders say that single sisters should help moms out if they seem stressed by offering to distract an unhappy or overactive child. I don’t think this video is inappropriate. There are so many mothers who aren’t watching or teaching their children out in the world. I think schools can do more to foster good values without interfering in the parents’ role. In any community, children can get into trouble when not in their yards. They are curious, by nature. Caring neighbors can keep an eye out for friends’ children, to try to keep them safe. Schools can teach safety and how to dial 911, so that children learn that they, too, can help in an emergency. Sometimes they come home and teach their parents something that later saves a life. No, the schools should not teach the things that a parent should be teaching a child, or forcing things like birth control [I am against that]. But if the schools teach certain moral/value type things, this just helps us parents when we want to talk about it, maybe there is a homework assignment that requires the child to talk to a parent. I think there is too much homework that should be done in school. Schools should be more helpful to the single parent, for example. The year-round schedule stretches out the childcare costs so they are more manageable. Schools should be less focused on attendance and more helpful when one has a sickly child [when I became disabled, I homeschooled my sickly child, and she scored highly on standardized tests]. The schools need to change in the area of handicapped children. I think they should exempt certain children from the attendance requirements, as long as their pediatrician signs a form and the child can complete assignments at home to keep up.I do agree that the schools are teaching things I do not want taught. I don’t want them showing my child PG-13 movies when my child was 5, for rewards. I don’t want them teaching about homosexuality or any sexuality. Let me teach that, when I feel my child is ready. Why can’t they segregate boys from girls in public schools? I think kindergarten and first grade should focus on social skills, not academics. If the schools would listen to child psychologists, school would be a better place for so many children.A child is never raised only by the parents. Children learn a lot from uncles and aunts, grandparents, and the parents’ friends. The neighborhood teaches good things, and bad things. We are all part of a community that is constantly teaching. As parents, we control where our children are, but that control is weakened year by year as our child’s physical boundaries are opened, by us. We have great influence on who the child’s friends will be and we set the boundaries of how far from home the child can go on his own. Our Church communities are there to strengthen everyone, not just the adults, but children as well.It is up to us parents, to go to those open houses, PTA meetings, and parent-teacher conferences. If we don’t like what is going on in our children’s schools, we need to talk to the Principals and teachers. We need to get our neighbors involved. We need to get our fellow Ward members involved. Only then can we be sure that our schools are teaching what we want them to teach. It is an uphill battle if there are not enough LDS in a school’s district to add our voices.

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