The Proverbs 31 Woman Week 1: Parental Rights – Who Do You Speak For?

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Through the summer, I’m teaming up with my friend Kelli at Adventurez in ChildRearing to bring you a series of reflections and link ups on Proverbs 31 as we study along with Good Morning Girls. Get all the details on the study in the kick-off post. Daily discussion is going on in our Proverbs 31 Facebook Group. You’re invited to join us too – just request to be added to the group.

Week 1 Reflections:
Who Do You Speak For?

Who do you speak for? That phrase came back to my mind over and over again as I read. I recently read a post with a link up prompt at By Word of Mouth Musings using that phrase. Who do you speak for? Then my good friend Rebecca shared about ParentalRights.org. It really made me think. Who do I speak for?

Proverbs 31 is advice from a mother to a son. But, not just any son. He’s a king. And that momma? She made a vow to raise that son in the ways of God. She entreats him to avoid things and people who could ensnare him and to speak up for those who don’t have a voice.

I too made a vow before my boys were born that I’d raise them in the ways of God. I want to pass this message and many other lessons on to my sons. But, did you know that there are those actively seeking to tear this right away from you? Did you know that there are those who are trying to silence your voice are a parent?

The U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) is creeping dangerously close to ratification. What’s the big deal?

This treaty, as harmless as it may appear, is capable of attacking the very core of the child-parent relationship, removing parents from their central role in the growth and development of a child, and replacing them with the long arm of government supervision within the home. -From ParentalRight.org

I implore you to read the whole explanation of the UNCRC at ParentalRights.org. It’s our responsibility as parents to speak up for our kids. It’s our responsibility to teach them God’s ways. So, what can you do?

Watch this video:

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What am I passing down to my sons? Do I have their attention? Who do I speak for? What will I do to raise my children in God’s ways? What are your thoughts on Proverbs 31, on the UNCRC, and the Parental Rights Amendement? Share in the comments and/or link up a blog post. Make sure you go visit Kelli at Adventurez in ChildRearing too! Grab the button code from this page.

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Comments

  1. Thank you for bringing this issue to the attention of others. I tried sharing this with friends and family when I first heard of the treaty, but they saw my reaction as an overreaction. This “treaty” is truly frightening. Whether or not one agrees with the principal of it is not the point.

    Our government and certainly not an international entity should not have any control over how we raise our children. For those that believe that it won’t, I encourage them to read the language in our constitution regarding these international treaties, and then do more research about what the supporters of this treaty are really advocating for. This isn’t about giving rights to children, or even protecting them. This is about taking parental rights away. 

    • I didn’t think it was a big deal until I read Rebecca’s who do you speak for post that I mentioned. And I was surprised at the way God led me back to it in my study of Proverbs 31. Please feel free to share this post.

  2. I’ve already been a long time supporter of parentalrights.org but seeing the video and the information it is really frightening to think what can happen if this amendment doesn’t get added. 

  3. I am just so angry about this. It’s absolutely ridiculous the things others think they can tell me about my child. I plan on homeschooling so I can avoid this school ‘rights’ thing. I will not be teaching my children about ‘diversity’ at that age. And I will not teach them that it is alright. I am a christian, not a crazy abusive parent. I’m glad I read about this and I signed the petition.

  4. I’ve signed the petition – and shared it with my husband (and fb – twitter – and so forth) It is my intention to continue speaking about the issue on my blog and wherever God leads – I feel pretty passionate about it. one of the reasons we homeschool comes down to an experience I had that wasn’t all too different from these within the public school system & I was threatened by a principal who reminds me of the one in the video. no one else saw it the way I did – but even they are coming around now & that principal is finally being removed – 5 years later – anyhow this is just the tip of the iceberg & it turns out I am neighbors with one of the women who made the movie – I’ll be meeting with her asap for an interview. love you and thankful for you  - thanks for sharing this with us! 

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