Should Christian parents choose public school, private school — or opt to educate their children at home?
That was just one of the topics discussed on the most recent episode of “Pure Talk,” an online culture and entertainment show brought to you by Pure Flix and Faithwire, with Greg Gudorf, CEO of Pure Flix digital, making an important point about the power of cultural and media influence on kids.
In the end, Gudorf said children today unfortunately spend much more time consuming media than they do interacting with parents or others — and considering the state of the media and entertainment landscape, this can be quite problematic.
“When you ask who’s really teaching our kids we want to say it’s us and then it’s the school system,” Gudorf said. “But the reality is: it’s the media world.”
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And commentator Kirsten Haglund, a former Miss America who hosts Faithwire’s “Sonder” podcast, said that realizing the power of social media, in particular, is paramount.
“We just cannot discount the power and influence that that has,” she said.
The panelists each described their own experiences in the school system, with Dan Andros, managing editor of Faithwire, explaining why he and his wife have chosen to homeschool their children.
“We chose to homeschool … for us we just felt like the kids are so little and they’re so impressionable,” he said. “You only have that time once … we wanted that time to be with mom and dad.”
In the end, though, Andros encouraged parents to remember that, regardless of whether they choose public, private of homeschooling, “it’s God who saves, not us.”
While the panel said it’s obviously essential for parents to steer their kids in the right direction, they must also trust God throughout that process.
Stay tuned for the next episode of “Pure Talk” on Pure Flix’s Facebook page LIVE on Thursday evening at 7 p.m. E.T.
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