ERIC Number: EJ1058918
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
"As Long as You Live under My Roof… "
Warnick, Bryan R.
Phi Delta Kappan, v96 n7 p36-40 Apr 2015
Why should we respect the rights of parents to control the education of their children? The author probes this question through a thorough philosophical examination of the nature of the parent-child relationship. The labor of parenting, which is performed for the sake of the intimate relationships, the author says, creates a specific right: the right to invite children into a life that the parents value and treasure, often the life that they themselves lead. This "right to invite" allows parents the opportunity to lived shared lives--lives of common beliefs and commitments--with their children. While it does not guarantee that children will accept the invitation, the right to invite allows parents the opportunity to expose children to their own way of life.
Descriptors: Parent Rights, Parent Child Relationship, Decision Making, Child Rearing, Court Litigation, Parent School Relationship
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