A History Lesson and a Wake-Up Call

Do the words “Operation Mockingbird” and “Smith-Mundt Modernization Act” mean anything to you?

They should.

They happen to be the two reasons you should never trust mainstream media (or most movies and documentaries) for information, whether for homeschooling or life, in general.

If this is new to you, and you’re ready for a rabbit hole, watch my latest video.

Schools Don’t Teach Critical Thinking. Here’s Why.

“Critical thinking” is one of the education system’s favorite buzz phrases, particularly since the introduction of Common Core. Ironic, isn’t it?

The problem is, the more we see critical thinking mentioned, the less we see evidence of its use in society. Why?? Well, the answer to that is simple. The education system does NOT teach critical thinking, despite its claims, and there’s a reason for that.

Navigating Home Education in an Age of Disinformation

Today I published another video from the Patreon archives.

Educating your kids at home just isn’t as easy as it once was. Sure, there are tons of resources of available, but there is also an ever increasing amount of disinformation out there, as well.

(Btw, there’s a difference between misinformation and disinformation. Misinformation is accidental. Disinformation is intentional.)

On top of disinformation, we’ve got censorship. We’re living in a real life version of 1984.

This makes life as not only a homeschool parent, but any parent, extremely difficult.

Scientism, Hypothetical History, and Homeschooling

Have you ever heard of scientism? Scientism is when science becomes a religion for some, and when certain topics become taboo to question. It’s when scientists declare “the science is settled” when in fact, true science is NEVER settled.

It’s when social media platforms shut down certain subjects in an effort to suppress debate.

It’s when scientific theories that have never been proven are pushed by authorities and mainstream science as being 100% true.

Unfortunately, most of the science being taught to children today falls under this category. Even homeschoolers aren’t always safe.

The same holds true for what I call hypothetical history. There’s much about history, especially ancient history, that we really don’t have concrete answers to, yet we are consistently having only one point-of-view impressed upon us – that which is most convenient to the status quo.

As homeschool parents, it is up to us to teach our children the critical thinking skills that are sorely lacking in the world today. It’s up to us to teach our children to seek out and weigh ALL evidence, not just that which is handed to us.

In today’s world, this has become more important than ever.

Are you up to the task?

Can We Talk About Our Unhealthy Obsession with Curriculum?

I’ve come to the realization that we parents – homeschool parents, to be precise – have an unhealthy obsession with curriculum.

Have you noticed that there seems to be a curriculum for EVERYTHING nowadays?? Your homeschool mom brain might think that’s a good thing, but is it?

How to Deal with HOMESCHOOL BURNOUT

As the holidays approach, so does an unfortunate side effect of the constant busyness of homeschooling – burnout.

Believe me, burnout is no joke. Left “untreated,” it can lead to anger, hurt feelings, and rash decisions.

And contrary to what you might believe, no one is immune. The key is having the tools to deal with it.

It’s Not the Village’s Job to Raise Your Child

Once upon a time, a “village” was a community of closely knit individuals and extended family. They were people who lived life together and genuinely cared about one another. Since they spent so much time together, they were often beside other families as their children grew.

For all intents and purposes, that village is gone.

Today, more than ever, the “it takes a village…” adage is pushed more than ever…especially by collectivists. Unfortunately, the village they’re referring to doesn’t even closely resemble the village that saying actually refers to. It’s an entirely different entity altogether, and you’d do well to protect your children from it.

They Want Your Kids to Be Wards of the State

I hate to say I told you so…but I told you so.
Earlier this week I made a video about how the elite/statists have a utopian vision of children one day being out of the clutches of their parents, only to be raised in schools/institutional settings by the government, instead.
In that video, I spoke about how the school days/compulsory ages are being stretched out longer and longer so that children would be under governmental control longer. You simply couldn’t make indoctrination happen any easier.
I also spoke about the plan to one day create public boarding schools. Another step towards the elimination of the family.

A couple days ago, Kamala Harris gifted us with evidence of everything I spoke about. I also came across some very disturbing information about public boarding schools.