Parental Rights


Strengthening families is a core component of Focus on the Family’s mission—and one key way to strengthen the family unit is to empower mothers and fathers to protect their children and direct their education.

Sadly, though, parental rights have come under heavy attack in recent years. Antagonistic court rulings have done much to erode them—as well as state and federal legislation that undermines parents’ authority to determine what their children are exposed to once they enter the schoolhouse door. Thus, we see more controversies erupting in schools over issues such as sexually graphic book assignments or controversial curriculum mandated against parents’ will, or without their knowledge. In this section, read more about Focus on the Family’s stance regarding the rights parents should have in schools, efforts to restore and protect those rights—and the latest news stories concerning this trend.

Pick of the Week

Capturing Children's Minds

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Recent News

The ‘Sweet Warrior’

DiAnna Brannan doesn’t take a salary. But she is one of the most effective pro-family lobbyists in Washington state.

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Featured Blog

All the Single Ladies

If you watched Beyoncé perform at the Super Bowl a couple of weeks ago, whatever else you thought, she got one thing right: young ladies should hold out for a wedding ring. Not to do so is to invite all kinds of problems, as we know that young, unmarried women who engage in sexual activity are at risk for a number of potential risks, ranging from the physical to the emotional, the psychological to the relational, and the social to the spiritual.

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