April 28, 2022

Are you AWARE of the changes to your child’s curriculum? Do you KNOW what they are being taught and exposed to?!  How closely are you monitoring your teenager’s social media and television programs?

The Life Force Canada Education Think Tank has typically spent each week discussing innovative and holistic education models from around the world. We have connected and spoke with proactive educators and parents across the nation who are making a difference for our kids by creating and implementing alternative learning.

However, this week at the Think Tank meeting we shifted gears a bit and took a look at some of the more serious and darker aspects of the public school system and media influences that many parents are not even aware of. There are changes in the education philosophies and curriculum and exposure to sexually inappropriate material that some would argue are intended to twist the minds of our youth, break down the natural family and remove parental rights and further, that it has been in the works for decades. The education system has become a political war zone and the casualties of this war are our children.

In many places around the United States, preschools are teaching about the meanings of such vocabulary as: nonbinary, poly, gender fluidity, trans genderism, pronoun choices, transphobia, just to name a few…. Preschool!  They even say that if you believe kids aged preschool through grade three are too young for such topics, that is actually internalized homophobia and transphobia.  Good grief

Then we reviewed the new HBO series “Euphoria” whose main target audience is our youth and teens.  The three main characters consist of a teenaged girl addicted to opioids with her drug of choice being fentanyl.  Her main message is that the drugs keep her happy enough she doesn’t follow through with her thoughts to kill herself.  The second main character is an underaged transgender girl who hooks up with pedophiles in hotel rooms and uses disassociation to cope with the ways they sexually use her.  And the last main character is a 16 year old nerdy virgin who is ridiculed into having sex because afterall “it’s not the 80’s and you need to catch a dick!”  Under this pressure, she gets drunk and has sex at a party only to discover that it was caught on video and being spread across the social media void.  She is mortified until she sees the number of views and positive comments. This newfound fame fills her with confidence and propels her to her next adventure as a “cam girl” offering internet sex. She returns to school sporting a whole new look and reputation with money in her pocket.  All three of the characters in this show are being used to completely normalized these kinds of activities and desensitize our kids to sexuality and depravity. Euphoria misguidedly glorifies and erroneously depicts high school student drug use, addiction, anonymous sex, violence, and other destructive behaviors as common and widespread in today’s world. With the overall message being “if they’re doing it it must be okay for me to do it too”.

These video clips led to a lively discussion about possible solutions to this problem.  While we don’t want to go back to the 1950’s sex shaming era, we do need to instill in kids the sacredness and humanism that should be associated with sexuality and relationships.

Click here to see this Education Think Tank zoom meeting:

Thank you to all who attended.  It is always such a pleasure to see all those that make time each week to come back and take part in our Education Think Tank.  You are all truly blessings to me.  Together we can make a difference.

Til’ we meet again,

Norma Jean Maxwell
Life Force Canada
Education Think Tank Facilitator