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Some doctors are speaking out against the dangerous ideology creeping into American parenthood that says:

CHILDREN SHOULD SELECT THEIR OWN GENDER

The American College of Pediatricians has released a statement, Gender Ideology Harms Children, urging “educators and legislators to reject all policies that condition children to accept as normal a life of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex.” These pediatricians are not afraid to call this what it is: child abuse.

This group of doctors is small in numbers, but their courage is admirable. Read more about their history and vision here.

As Frontline Moms, we knew the current gender madness was dangerous but we have been waiting for someone to back up what our hearts were screaming.

In contrast, the 64,000 member American Academy of Pediatricians has their policy statement: Office-Based Care for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Youth. In lock-step with the culture, they recommend that pediatricians should be non-judgmental toward “sexual minority” youth, and provide for “transgender” youth ... the opportunity to acknowledge and affirm their feelings of gender dysphoria and desires to transition to the opposite gender.

Which organization would you hope your child's pediatrician belongs to?

Please share this article with others. Let's stand behind this sensible announcement as so many young lives are being influenced by this confusion.

 

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COUNTDOWN TO RELEASE: 27 DAYS!

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Maybe you read the sad stories reported recently of two McDonald's bathroom disasters.

First, a cruel "prank" by teenage girls that left superglue on a little girl’s bottom.

Second, a tragic pedophile attack against a little six year old boy.

I was furious when I read these accounts as I am sure you were too. My heart goes out to both the victims and the parents.

These stories have unleashed a flurry of online discussion asking this question:

How old should a child be to go to a public restroom unsupervised?

I would imagine that both of these parents that came forward to tell their stories deeply regret that their children were injured and wish they could go back and make that day's bathroom decision over again. So, I am not trying to add pain to their already hurting hearts.

But we do need to have a frank conversation here on this post as this is a tough issue for most of us to figure out for the following reasons:

  1. We do not want to raise paranoid children or fearful children.
  2.  We want our children protected at all cost from all forms of sexual assault and harassment.
  3.  We all have to use public bathrooms and many of us have opposite sex children who are too old to enter the restroom with us.

Moms at mall found this sign posted on the door of the women’s restroom: “Please boys over 6 years of age use Men’s restroom. Thank you.” The image was later posted on Facebook with commenters debating how to handle this.

I would love to hear how your family has solved this difficult issue.

Here are 10 thoughts I have on this issue that has been in my daily world for over 25 years! (not necessarily in order of importance)

1.  Don't care what people think:   I am going to make the best decisions I can for my children even if others around me are not in agreement

2.  Err on the side of caution:  If there will be an error, I choose to lean on the conservative side of safety rather than the side of independence or convenience.

3.  Trust no one:  Obviously, that sounds quite inflammatory! But in a public rest room I have no reason to trust anyone no matter how "nice" they look. I am too smart to believe that pedophiles wear signs around their necks. But I do put my trust in the Lord who gives us wisdom and discernment as well as divine protection.

4.  Teach your kids at home:  Be the annoying mom or dad that regularly reviews your family's safety rules and procedures. Do not think kids heard it once and never need reminders. Walk through common scenarios. Equip yourself with this podcast: “Teaching Our Kids Self-Protection Skills” with Protection Trainer Alli Neal.  

5. Pre-think bathroom issues:  Think ahead about bathrooms if at all possible. Cut the odds by having everyone use the bathroom before departure. This one tip faithfully implemented has caused me a great reduction in public bathroom issues.

6. Learn where your best family friendly options are located:  Once my mom became handicapped it is amazing how I took note of the best handicap stall options in town and learned to plan our shopping around them! The same is true for young parents needing to protect children.

7. Buddy systems throughout the visit:  Obviously, the buddy system is a help. However, kids will often run out ahead of each other and not stay together unless reminded.

8. Carry a potty chair: This is for the youngest readers among us but a great one to consider. Because I had so many kids so close together, there were many years that I carried a potty chair in my car as a matter of habit because I could not handle them all safely in public rest rooms without mess! Call it the "travel potty" instead of the potty chair. In a pinch 5 or 6 year olds can use travel pots.

9. Be the loud mom or dad:  When Josiah my youngest has to enter the men's room now and I have no other option (i.e. no family bathroom available and no buddy system in place), I announce very loudly right by the entrance to the men's room: "Josiah, I am standing right out here by the door waiting for you. Call me if you have any problems." I figure this is a good deterrent!

10. Support parental choices: I hesitate to put an exact age on when a boy should no longer enter the women's room. So when I see one that appears "bigger," I always give the mom a nod of support. She may even know something we don't. Her son may have special needs.  I figure we can all give each other some room and help keep our kids safe! The same is true when I see a helpless dad sending a little girl in by herself. I watch over that child without touching them or causing them to "talk to strangers."

What other ideas have you and your family found helpful?

Here is another blogger’s post on this topic:   Kids Should Not Go to the Restroom Alone

And this mom had a system, but it fell apart when they were out with family: Boys and Public Restrooms: When Is It Okay to Go Alone?

One final thought:

[Love]...always protects... 1 Corinthians 13:7

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" the boy's mother tells us he decided he was a girl when he saw a "transgender" propaganda video 3 years ago. "

I caught someone's Facebook share of Matt Walsh's comments yesterday, and that phrase jumped out from this story.

Read Matt’s disturbing piece about a gender-confused boy and his abusive mother who is poisoning him here

Over the last few weeks I've had the most amazing time writing a new book. That's why you haven't been hearing from me as much!

One of the things I've been researching is the effectiveness of progressivism propaganda over popular thought. Surely this issue of transgenderism takes the cake on irrational belief systems.

How can people who know so much about science and DNA believe that a few hormone shots and mutilation surgeries can change something as complex as gender.

When I read this quote about a child being influenced by transgender "propaganda" it confirmed what I have been concerned about.

Normalization.

Did you know that is a very effective propaganda technique? Speaking about something frequently enough especially if it is a big lie will begin to break down resistance to the new idea. The Nazis employed the big lie technique frequently.

Parents, I suggest we keep talking about this issue. I know it seems like we shouldn't need to, we've already talked about it, and there's nothing more to say.

But the fact is our kids are being hammered on an issue designed to get them to let loose of boundaries that are even greater than male and female.

Please pray for this child. And pray that these parents will not be permitted to give dangerous hormones to children!

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We were driving in the car on family vacation last week when someone brought up the news story about Planned Parenthood's horrific practice of selling aborted baby parts. (If you haven’t been following this national news click here.) 

Josiah, my eight year old, piped in from the backseat with a solemn question:

"How can anybody think it is right to kill a baby, Mom?"

“Josiah,” I said, “that is a very good question. I am not able to answer, as I. really. have. no. idea!”

Readers, I am certain your kids would respond the same way.....unless someone has tricked them out of their child-like truthfulness.

I congratulate the efforts of The Center for Medical Progress that is bringing the awful truth about Planned Parenthood's practices to light. Even as they issued a second video today....they have promised to release more...

 UNTIL

SOMETHING

IS 

DONE!

 I appreciate that tenacity, don't you?

 So as we see the stirring of the waters here on the issue, would you join me in praying that this bad publicity for Planned Parenthood will do more than slap them with fines...that it will completely and permanently defund them?

This is a unique opportunity for many lives to be spared!

If you have 4.5 minutes watch this powerful video of children talking about the abortion issue.

…and a little child will lead them. Isaiah 11:6

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Related external links:

Alveda King Calls Black Congressional Caucus to Carpet after Gruesome Planned Parenthood Videos

I Was Moments Away From an Abortion When a Nurse Told Me “You’re Not Getting an Abortion Today”

With Repulsive Planned Parenthood Revelations, Can We Defund the Abortion Industry Now?

 

 

 

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I had to click on this link that claimed to identify these "5 Bad Child Behaviors."

I was curious...and wondering if I would agree with the author's list!

I have to admit...I think he did a good job of identifying the problems.

And I was even thinking the author did a reasonable job of saying we must nip these in the bud early!

But if you are like me, when I have encountered these 5 problems (lying, disrespect of authority, unkind words, aggressive behavior, and laziness)…

 I needed more help!

 I needed the strong love of the Father...

the wisdom of the Holy Spirit...

and the anointing of Jesus.

 Are you facing any of these bad behaviors in one of your children? If so, I want to encourage you today.

Do not give up.

Do not soften and decide the problems are no big deal.

And do not think you are the only Christian parent who has had to battle through the sin nature of your children's flesh.

Parent, God has a solution. Sometimes the solution takes l-o-n-g-e-r than we want it to take.

My best advice? Prayer.

Sincere prayer for guidance, clarity, resolve, and patience to teach and train them up...while still loving them in the midst of their fleshly mess!

Someday you will look back at this problem. (I know. People used to tell me that, and I did not really believe them either!)

It will be in your past....and you will note how God faithfully delivered your family out!

Best regards,

Lisa

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