Lodinews.com

default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
|
||
Logout|My Dashboard

We need teach our children equality, not lie to them

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Thursday, January 3, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 6:16 am, Thu Jan 3, 2013.

Thomas Heuer stated that, when asked by a 6-year-old what the LGBT float means, the response to them should be a lie. Absolutely not!

While you're not expected to give them a graphic answer, you should give them an age-appropriate, accurate answer. Lying to them about that or anything will cause them to go elsewhere when they have questions, and they're your kids, so it is your responsibility to teach them about life — as uncomfortable as it may be sometimes.

My 5-year-old daughter asked me recently why my husband's boss has a husband and not a wife (they're gay) and I explained to her that not all couples are men and women; sometimes men love men and women love women. And she was fine with that.

As much as we would like to keep our children in a bubble and instill in them our view of a perfect world, we have to expose them to reality. That's our job as parents, and no one ever said it was an easy job. Lying to them now to gain a few more years of naivety will only make it harder in the long run. We choose to not only teach our children tolerance, but acceptance and equality as well. These are the steps we take to a more peaceful future for all.

Jessica McGowan

Lodi

Comments have been disabled.

Recent Comments

Posted 18 hours ago by Walter Chang.

article: Letter: Our leaders need to be better r…

Anyone else hearing the theme song from the Twilight Zone after reading this rant??? [lol]

More...

Posted 18 hours ago by Shane Marcus.

article: Letter: I was impressed with students a…

Yeah Its too bad the blood bank doesn't compensate these giving people in some way. Like maybe a free lunch. After all, giving blood takes …

More...

Posted 18 hours ago by Walter Chang.

article: JoAnne Mounce: California gas tax is a …

[sleeping][yawn][sleeping] ZZZZzzzz....

More...

Posted 19 hours ago by Jien Kaur.

article: Steve Hansen: Funding, researcher bias …

I don't know when you became a scientist Mr Maurer. So far you have claimed a career in music with famous musicians and several other care…

More...

Posted 19 hours ago by Thomas Heuer.

article: Steve Hansen: Funding, researcher bias …

Mr Maurer Congratulations on advancing your childhood experimenting with your adult ice chest experiments. Now if I can induce you to advan…

More...

Video

Popular Stories

Poll

Loading…

Your News

News for the community, by the community.

Mailing List

Subscribe to a mailing list to have daily news sent directly to your inbox.

  • Breaking News

    Would you like to receive breaking news alerts? Sign up now!

  • News Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily news headlines? Sign up now!

  • Sports Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily sports headlines? Sign up now!

Manage Your Lists