Fearing for my kids growing up in these times.
I sat one afternoon recently and I scrolled through the news, as I now find myself doing more and more frequently. Not with any huge amount of interest, but moreso to keep myself up to date with what is happening in the world around me, both locally and internationally.
The one reoccurring theme is simple, it’s all bad news. Countries starting wars with each other, people going missing, people being murdered, social media, the list is endless.
You’ve only got to look at some of the headlines and see what’s really happening around us, and the problem is that a lot of the things that are going on now are absolutely illogical and maybe 10 or 20 years ago would have been a crazy notion.
It might seem like I’m rambling on a bit here, but I refer back to a lady that I heard on the radio a number of weeks ago, and they were talking about a young children, 5 or 6 years old roughly, that said they wanted to be either a boy or girl, the opposite to what they were, and the lady decided to play along with it for a few years until the child decided it was silly. Now I thought this was ludicrous to begin with, because that parent was allowing the child to dictate to her what should be happening. But secondly I thought to myself “YOURE THE PARENT, WHERE IS YOUR COMMON SENSE?” why are you, the parent, not saying that this isn’t a good idea and I won’t allow it.
Now I know we live in a very VERY PC world right now, and everyone is offended by every little thing, maybe even this post, but it’s gone mad! To think that are parents that take this to the extreme and encourage behavioural change therapy and gender reassignment therapy is an absolutely mental thought. If Kyran came to me today and told me he wanted to be a girl I wouldn’t entertain the idea, not because I’m dampening his sense of self, but because I use my common sense to understand a couple of things:
Hes only nearly 4 years old.
He doesn’t understand the complexities of what he means.
I still have to help him wipe his arse
Hes only nearly 4 years old.
AND IM THE PARENT WITH THE COMMON SENSE TO KNOW HE CANT MAKE THAT LIFE CHANGING DECISION!
And yet there are people out there that will put their children through this and not think of the consequences when that child is 20, 30 or 40. I believe decisions like this need to be made when a child has reached adulthood and able to weigh up all the pros and cons before committing to such a permanent life changing thing.
But it’s not just that, it also seems that the innocence of children is being eroded away now at an earlier age.
When I was growing up, all you cared about was playing outside with your friends, the toys you had, what you were getting from Santa or for your birthday, nothing else seemed to bother me. And that’s the way I liked it when I look back.
But no, it’s now a race for people or groups to indoctrinate kids at an earlier age to push an agenda, whether that is religious, sexual orientation, reproductive rights etc. I recently read an article that said they were looking to introduce LGBT issues into primary school, and I can understand why some people want this to happen, but I have to ask why it has to be done in a primary school? Children there should be learning the basic life lessons and allowing them a stable platform to build on that education. Secondary school is where they should be allowed to learn the more complexities of life, at least I think so anyway. At secondary school, you start to work out who you are and what your personality is, so why should there be a rush for children to grow up.
It’s even come to the point where Clare and I have started removing pictures of our children from the internet because you never know who is using those pictures for dark motives, and it’s up to us to keep our children safe.
We love our children so much and there would be nothing better for us than to show them off to the world, but that world has become poisoned and a cesspit of sick and twisted people that we don’t want this to happen, which is a shame really, because I have this unbiased opinion that my children are just really good looking kids!
I may have rambled on a little bit, but I guess my point is that children just can’t be children anymore, they aren’t allowed to wear boy and girl specific clothes, or play with boy or girl specific toys, they aren’t allowed to play in a garden or park for fear a paedophile will kidnap them, they are rushed into growing up and social media and technology is melting their minds and filling them with images of a false life like the “influencers” they follow on the instagram!
It scares me a little bit, but I believe it is my duty as a father to guide my children in the right way growing up to allow them to make wise decisions when they are older. If this means not accepting what society says to me is the norm, then so be it, I will use common sense to help me parenting, not societal pressure!
I wonder if my fear for my kids future is rational after all?