published : 2023-08-22
Seattle Mothers Assert Kids Need Not Be Woke Culture Victims
‘Raising Conservative Kids in a Woke City’, a book by Katy Faust and Stacy Manning, Slated for Release on the 26th of September
Katy Faust, a children's rights advocate, has partnered with Stacy Manning to pen an enlightening book on the steps parents can take to ensure their children develop conservative views even in a predominantly 'woke' environment.
Their upcoming book, titled 'Raising Conservative Kids in a Woke City: Teaching Historical, Economic, and Biological Truth in a World of Lies', aims to empower parents with strategies to instill truth in their children, grooming them into confident adults who can voice their beliefs confidently and unflinchingly, notwithstanding the contrary views that may thrive in their surroundings.
The authors base their suggestions on the classical education model, which tailors instruction to match children's developmental stages.
In the initial phase, dubbed the grammar phase, children are most receptive and absorb the most information.
This necessitates that parents be extra vigilant in sifting through the information their kids might be exposed to outside the house, particularly at this stage.
Referencing a recent controversy in Florida over a Parental Rights Act in education, the authors compare this stage to the 'software-writing phase' of a child's development.
Ensuring that children are grounded in truth and beauty at this stage is crucial, emphasizes Faust, echoing the sentiments of renowned American evangelist D.L. Moody.
One way parents can achieve this is through day-to-day conversations that introduce their children to conservative principles.
Faust encourages parents to lead by example and demonstrate a thirst for knowledge, from listening to insightful podcasts to reading thought-provoking books.
The authors also underscore the need for parents to self-educate on contentious cultural issues such as American history and gender/sexuality, positioning themselves as the go-to 'experts' in their families.
The succeeding phase, known as logic, sees junior high age students being equipped to critically evaluate 'woke' messages against the conservative principles earlier instilled in them.
Manning emphasizes the importance of teaching children to sift through information as they start grappling with societal issues.
In doing so, parents set the stage for open and honest communication, providing their children with the confidence to share shocking things they may have encountered in school without fear of an adverse emotional response.
The authors suggest that parents adopt a hands-off, consultative approach as their children enter high school in preparation for their transition into adulthood.
Despite the criticisms leveled at the authors' method, they remain confident that their advice can equip parents to assertively engage with their children's education, believing that overprotection or laissez-faire approaches do not adequately prepare a child to face the world.
The world has a tendency to expose children to information parents may consider inappropriate, a fact parents must prepare for.
Manning encourages parents not to shy away from discussing issues that may be uncomfortable. It's better to address these topics a year too early than 5 minutes too late, reiterate the authors.
They remain convinced that regardless of the pervasive ideologies their children are exposed to, parents have the agency to prepare their children to positively influence the culture rather than succumb to it.