PLANT, Inc. Blog
Encouraging Parent Led Education
By Mona Koerner
This week in Santa Fe I watched the political machinations of what many called the "most extreme" abortion bill in the nation. I read the bill, I read the existing law that the bill is repealing, I read the other abortion law that remains on the books, and I read the New Mexico Supreme Court ruling that grants a woman a right to a “medically necessary” abortion under the Equal Protection Clause of the New Mexico constitution.
I saw the TeenPact participants reaction to this bill and the mobilizing of people to oppose the bill. I read the rhetoric on both sides (all inaccurate and inflammatory). I spent 20 minutes in the Governor’s office listening to the secretary answer continuous calls opposing the bill. I received urgent messages via group text and Facebook to act to oppose this bill. I emailed and spoke to my representative. I discussed the issue with other moms. I saw the polarization of the people around this issue. And I prayed. And I really felt that God was telling me – “don’t waste your energy, this is not the battle I'm calling you to fight”.
A Time to Listen, A Time to Speak
By Nancy Lauser
If we haven’t learned to let our children speak for themselves by the time they are say, 4-5 years of age, the habit will be even more of a problem to break later. As moms, it is extremely challenging to stand back and let our students do their own talking. What if they don’t say the right thing? What if they use bad grammar? What if they say something embarrassing?
PLANT, Inc. Blog is written by local parent educators and supporters of parent led education.