Raising Kids in Current Year
Everything about life today seems directed at driving a wedge between children and parents, diverting the role of the trustworthy guardian to social workers, “educators” with agendas, and the state.
Come away, O human child!
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand,
For the world's more full of weeping than you
—William Butler Yeats, “The Stolen Child”
I slept through most of high school. I even acquired a binder with a built-in pillow on which I’d rest my weary teenage head when I felt I’d get away with that act of sleepy insolence.
Nevertheless, despite my best efforts, a teacher made an impression on me. “The world is going try to steal your heart,” he said one day. Though I did not quite understand what Mr. Stewart meant then, I knew he was right, and the words were seared into my mind.