By Sylvia Cochran – Parenting by the Book

Home Invasion

 

Author: Rebecca Hagelin

ISBN-13: 9781595550071

Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.

Publication date: 4/12/2005

Pages: 288

Parenting/Political Science

 

Rebecca Hagelin pulls no punches. Referring to television’s fare as “cultural terrorism” and “a steady diet of garbage,” Home Invasion: Protecting Your Family in a Culture that’s Gone Stark Raving Mad pinpoints an influence on American children that is far stronger than parents, faith communities and the schools combined. The book offers practical suggestions that allow you, the parent, to curtail the destructive messages of TV programming conglomerates bent on making a pretty penny off your children. While it is impossible – short of moving to Amish country – to get rid of the influence media has on the kids, it is nevertheless practical to counteract the message and open children’s eyes to the underlying themes. A youngster, who recognizes that a sexualized idol is really little more than a marketing tool, soon becomes wise to the messages he croons.

 

Home Invasion also calls on parents to lead by example. The old “do as I say, don’t do as I do” no longer works. In fact, parents are urged to interact daily with an eye on the legacy they are creating. What is it your children will remember of their upbringing in a decade, 20 years from now, or when laying you to rest? Will they remember a parent too busy to interact, too distracted to take a stand or too politically correct to have a stand in the first place? Will they remember modeled compassion, sacrifice, service to the community and an unwillingness to accept inappropriate conduct simply because it was en vogue? Parents are also challenged to swim against the stream and keep their marriages intact instead of opting for the much easier avenue of divorce.

 

Mind you, Home Invasion is written from a Christian perspective and a politically conservative mindset. While this might send a good many liberals running for the hills, the wise parent realizes that no matter the background and faith model, anyone who steps up and wants to save a generation of kids might have something good to say. No matter what your political persuasion or faith, consider reading Home Invasion for the difference it may make in your parenting today, tomorrow and for the future. While I may not agree with everything said in the book, I consider it a valuable tool when taking on the media influences that assail kids day and night.

Sylvia Cochran

Sylvia is a seasoned freelance writer, born and raised in Germany. Having been exposed to a variety of religions and traditions due to travel and study, Sylvia has been a student of the Bible for more than ten years, and has for the last four years taught in small groups about Biblical principles, practical Christianity, Christian parenting, as well as the spiritual use of money. Sylvia also provides Free Online Christian Parenting Courses at Suite 101
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