The COVID-19 pandemic has done a lot to reveal the importance of the family.
Over these past five months we’ve seen a fascinating and revealing debate about the education of our children—with new conversations about public and private schooling, and of course new attention paid to homeschooling.
We’re seeing a lot of talk as well about justice and equality, about the role of parents and the structure of families.
This revealing headline recently appeared in the New York Times: “Every Choice for Parents Contains Potential Risks or Unfair Advantages.”
Claire Cain Miller writes, “It’s the newest front in America’s parenting wars,”—and you can count on the fact now that parents are getting judged and criticized as she says, “on message boards and in backyard meetups and virtual PTA meetings.”
But our pandemic has served to reveal that there is no structure, no program, no government intervention that can ever replace a functioning intact family with a mom and a dad.
Family provides benefit.
For that we should be grateful—and not ashamed—and not ashamed to say it.
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