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The Pondering Parent ...

So my husband and I have a five-year-old in school. We were both raised half Jehovah Witness and half not meaning holidays and such. Now the question is, what to do and say to the young lives in ours? Recently a mini prepared for Presidents’ Day, flags and all. Anyone who is familiar with the JWs knows this would be frowned on. Now I know they will grow and make their own minds up about it all. For now is it consistently the best bet for a down-to-earth firmly grounded kid?

I am at a loss as to other opinions as to what we try to teach our child and what the schools are teaching. If their opinions count, shouldn’t mine as well? If it is just a comment that is fine, but when actions of another parent or a teacher come in to play, what is one to do? Say nothing and let them walk all over you and your child? This is how it feels in school so much of the time. They teach one thing one way. Then conflicting teachings are going on in the home. Well, when I look at the big picture I know it will all come together in its own way, in its own time. The one thing we can do to help is be patient and understanding with each other. A loving, peaceful world is what we all deserve. The most wonderful part of this new part of parenthood is seeing the people love and care so much—all of us doing the best we can to be there for our youths. It is awesome!

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