Boring Middle School in Oregon Trail School District is a prime example of schools stripping parents of their ability to make decisions about the mental health of their children. Heather Richardson, the school’s counselor, sent an email to staff directing them to refer to a female 7th-grade student as “Mike” and use “they/them” pronouns in school. However, Heather cautioned staff to refer to the student using her given name and “she/her” pronouns when talking to the student’s parents so the parents would not be tipped off about their child transitioning into an identity other than female.
Oregon is lost. Their liberalism is too far gone. How do we really stop this madness from spreading? Please keep reporting.
The underlying objective here is not LGBT+ rights. Most people support LGBT+ rights, which is why it serves well as the Trojan horse for wresting ideological control of a new generation from parents.
I know of another exact same situation in an Oregon school six years ago, where teachers were directed to lie to parents.
When one's convictions justify deceit, it is time to re-examine those convictions.
The parents should Sue the school district and the counselor personally.
I could dye my hair pink and have control of 25 city blocks of Portland by midnight.
Yes abuse has to be reported. Not difference in opinion. Parental option trumps teacher’s option in how to raise their children.
Privacy & Secrecy:
There’s nothing wrong with a child having a crush on another child at school, whether same-sex or opposite-sex. There’s nothing wrong with being gay or straight, and it is long understood to not be a mental health issue. Privacy has to do with not disclosing information which is “not anyones business” - if a child has a crush on another child at school, it’s not the school’s place to inform the parents about such matters. I think it’s entirely appropriate that children should have privacy about emotions and desires and wishes.
Secrecy is another matter. Secrecy with children in mental health issues is generally about intentionally concealing from parents matters clearly of parental concern. The first actions generally taken by sex abusers is to ensure that the abuse in whatever form is kept secret from parents, and other authority figures.
When authority figures in school lie to parents, and instruct children to lie to parents, it’s important to understand that it’s not possible to distinguish between a school figure grooming the child for inappropriate sexual behavior, or attempting to “affirm” sexual behaviors which may be the result of underlying disturbances that can have lifelong consequences.
We don’t grant school authority figures the right to decide what mental health issues should be concealed from parents, particularly ones of a sexual nature. Active concealment should be considered a form of sexual abuse, and prevention of parental authorities from making decisions whether the child needs therapeutic support.
So, when a child is unhappy and exhibits unusual sexual behaviors, active concealing this information from parents is abuse. When a child is generally happy, and develops ordinary emotional bonds gay or straight, not volunteering the information is appropriate discretion.
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Yea, what size ISIS cage do you use?
Oregon has to be turned around for the sake of the children’s future lives.
"Boring Middle School" and then NOTHING which follows is logically connected to the name of the school
It will all come out in lawsuits one day, that;'s the American way
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