They Are My kids


The Context of

“All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.” — Victor Hugo, a French author, poet, and novelist Parents are the leaders in the development of the lives of their children. That is an idea whose time has come once again. Parents have the right and obligation to teach, develop, and train their children to become citizens who contribute to their society and their community.  As such, parents have the educational freedom to direct how their children grow and develop. “They Are My Kids!” represents the context of that freedom within education. The development of their children is their project, and they are personally responsible. The parents are the source of the development of their children. Parents cause the transformation of the child into a contributing human being. So, let’s take a look at that context. Is it possible that they are not my kids? Am I, as a parent, not the leader in the development of the lives of my children? Does that mean that children are the responsibility of someone other than the parents for their development? Does the government or its institutions have that control over the lives of the children? Do children learn to love from government or other sources? Do children learn what it means to be part of this universe from government or other sources? Do children learn how to be with family, friends, and strangers from government or other sources? Where do you stand with regard to the development of your children? The context surrounding “They Are My Kids!” is to empower parents with the confidence that their kids are their responsibility, not the government’s. I (the parent) am responsible for raising my kids. They Are My Kids! is a message parents say, “I have the legal right, responsibility, and accountability to raise my children in the manner and methods I choose to develop the child to thrive in society and contribute to it.”