discussing religion or lack of with children

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discussing religion or lack of with children
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Wed, 12-01-2010 - 3:41pm

Hello, first let me mention my family.

I am Agnostic, my mother is a Cotholic, my father is

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fyi I am not pregnant.

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Welcome to the board!

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I pretty much did what Shay stated with my son. He started to ask about church so I actually found a Sunday School for athiests & agnostics. He quickly learned he did not want to give up his Sunday's.




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Hi Jennifer!

IT SUCKS that you have to worry about "haters" when seeking honest feedback, doesn't it?

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I wouldn't worry too much about it. Kids grab onto things without really understanding them. Kids love ritual and it's natural for them to latch onto one without understanding it ALL.

Personally, I'd go with the "prayer." You can say "well, we don't believe in a god but certainly, we can say thank you for things before dinner if you like." You don't have to be religious to thank mom for cooking dinner, to daddy for reading a story to you, for you puppy who played ball with you in the afternoon. KWIM?

My own DD decided she believed in Jesus one Christmas. It lasted until Easter when my Catholic MIL told what happened to that cute little baby in the manger.

I do reccomend coming up with your own rituals and traditions. Kids like them.