Family Discussions: The Art of Preparing Your Child to Live in the World (Without Being Shaped by the World)

Workshop Speaker: John C. Hancock & Elizabeth Sexton

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About This Workshop

Christian parents raise their children on foundations of faith and morality with the hope that future generations will flourish. This was a premise of the Founders - children taught to love God, nation and family would mature into self - governing citizens able to build communities united in a shared moral understanding. Such communities would solve problems locally, keeping big government out. But over the years, these moral foundations have eroded, and radical ideas have arisen in their place. The most serious of all, Critical Race Theory, institutionalizes racism so that even the most tolerant are persuaded by the claim that the color of one's skin should determine one's value, not the content of one's character.

Parents urgently need to fight back, but how?

C.S. Lewis taught the only way to address bad philosophy is by teaching good philosophy. Fathom the Good believes good philosophy should be taught in the home, and to be successful, parents must take the lead. That is why our high school curriculum includes Podcasts for Parents and a Dinnertime Discussion Guide. Rigorous, sometimes controversial conversations often are avoided in the home, but the home is the very place where these conversations ought to occur. We equip even the busiest parents with the tools needed to engage their children meaningfully, to prepare children to enter an antagonistic world confidently prepared to address alluring but deceitful ideologies and to defend faith and moral traditions with confident reasoning.

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