Parenting is one of the most rewarding jobs and definitely one of the hardest. We do the best we can and throw some prayers upward hoping God will intervene when we mess up, and maybe we even put a little chunk of money into a therapy account to undo all the things we did to mess up our kids... As our culture continues to change, we are called as Jesus followers to evaluate, assess, and pay attention to anything that might pull us away from Jesus as our first love. If you are a follower of Jesus, then this is one of the parenting strategies that you likely lean into. Parents’ jobs are to prepare kids for the world they must live in.
What should your kids do if asked to call upon a false god?
The state of California has recently passed a new ethnic studies curriculum that has an optional exercise in Appendix B that encourages kids to address Aztec gods. As followers of Jesus, this is something God warns us against participating in.
Teach Your Kids What To Do (Free PDF Guide)
What should you have your child do if he/she is in a situation where she is asked to name another god? What situations like this exist (mindfulness, yoga, courses, etc.) This free resource guide will help equip you as a parent.
Resources For Parents
School Choice Foundation - Support School Choice In California
Real Impact Culture - To preserve and promote a biblical worldview in all spheres of society, culture, and public policy.
Capital Resource Institute - Advancing parental rights and religious freedom in California
The Colson Center for Christian Worldview equips Christians to live out their faith with clarity, confidence, and courage in this cultural moment. Through commentaries, podcasts, videos, and more, we help Christians better understand what’s happening in the world, and champion what is true and good wherever God has called them.
WORLD Christian Journalism with a Biblical standard bringing podcasts, magazines, blogs, and news for kids, teens, and adults.
Informed Parents of California Facebook Group - bringing you up to date information about curriculum being passed in California
JOIN The Sex Ed Opt-Out Movement
A parents’ right to have their child excused from classroom sexual health education lessons should not be limited by a school district’s misinterpretation of the California Healthy Youth Act (CHYA).
Why do I say “misinterpretation?” Based on the fact that some school districts acknowledge the right to opt-out of CHYA, while others allow a limited opt-out, and still others have refused to provide any opt-out for at all for students.
While confusion among the school districts abounds, there is a simple solution. It’s to use a well-established student opt-out provided in California Education Code established in 2004.
California Education Code Section
51240 (a) If any part of a school's instruction in health conflicts with the religious training and beliefs of a parent or guardian of a pupil, the pupil, upon written request of the parent or guardian, shall be excused from the part of the instruction that conflicts with the religious training and beliefs.
(b) For purposes of this section, “religious training and beliefs” includes personal moral convictions.”
Yes, Please Give Me The Opt Out Letter I Can Use
If you would like to keep your child out of the sex ed taught by the state, you can! Here is a sample opt-out letter you can submit to your school.
These resources are provided by the Capital Resource Institute
Resources From Lisa
Spring Enrollment Opens April 15
The spring online puberty class is getting ready to start. Don't miss out on enrolling your tween daughter (Ages 8-12) to learn about puberty, body changes, and basic reproduction. This class is a great opportunity for moms and daughters to go through this information together with GirlTribe Nation Mother-Daughter GR8 Dates.
GirlTribe Nation YouTube
Every Friday a new episode is available to help moms of tween girls know how to raise girls to be smart, healthy, brave, and happy. Subscribe today to make sure that you have access to every episode. There are lots of free resources Lisa makes available to you to make this season of parenting the best one yet!
GirlTribe Nation Podcast
If your a mama on the move, then we've got you covered. This podcast for moms of tween (8-12 yr old) girls is filled with encouragement and tips and tricks for raising your girl to be smart, happy, healthy, and brave. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to your favorite podcast. You can even ask Alexa to play it for you!
Books By Lisa
Lisa has written two books that can encourage you:
The Scripture Challenge gives you 52 scriptures to give you a weekly focus verse to learn and live.
Thrive: Live Like You Matter is filled with ways to build healthy habits into your life so that you can thrive in the life Jesus gave you.