How do you make sure your children don't grow up with the same anti-witch ideas that everyone else seems to have. Every movie, story, TV show or even song with a witch in it makes them out to be old, ugly and evil. So, how do you keep your kids from absorbing that message?
I ask this because my sister bought my kids "The Sword in the Stone" and gave it to them yesterday. I put it on for them - I loved it as a kid and collect Disney movies... When I was watching it I saw the way they shown not only as some ugly old lady but as plain crazy! - This is not the view of Witches I want my kids to have! But it's everywhere.
My DH and I do not agree on much religiously but we do agree that it's a personal thing and shouldn't be taught. So neither religion is being taught or shown to the kids. They can find their own when they are older... But what do I do about this?
Answer by RhiannonHunt at 12:05 PM on Jun. 25, 2009
I completely understand your concern because the maligning of Witches, Witchcraft, Paganism, etc is so across the board in our culture. But, I grew up with all of that influence in shows and movies too, & grew up JW, *witch* I know you already know all about LOL, and I still had an affintinty to all things on the Pagan path and an innate understanding that there is nothing wrong with it and is beautiful. Considering your not teaching your kids anything religious I wouldn't worry too much about it. I think being taguth outright that something is bad or wrong would have more of an effect than just being exposed to "media" witches. Making sure they see positive images of witches may help keep some balance :)
Answer by BubbaLuva at 12:27 PM on Jun. 25, 2009
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Answer by nysa00 at 2:38 PM on Jun. 25, 2009
Teach them about the Crone!
Answer by MamaK88 at 3:26 PM on Jun. 25, 2009