My daugther is ten years old. We are Agnostic, but my daughter has expressed an interest in exploring Paganism. I'm fine with that--in fact, I'm happy that she wants to find the path that makes the most sense and is most meaningful to her. However, she has a classmate who nearly every day tries to convince my daughter to convert to Christianity. How would you handle this situation?Answer Question
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Answer by twinsplus2more at 5:52 PM on Oct. 5, 2010
i would go straight to the students teacher, the principal, the school authorities, etc. and i would fully expect these figures to relay the 'request' to the other student, in lieu of you having to make yourself known to the parent yourself-that might cause a backlash (you know how parents can be!!!) that is unnecessary. if the school authorities can't get the job done, then by all means, find the parents and tell them how appreciative you'd be for their child to keep her beliefs to herself. as for your daughter, i'd advise her to stay away from the other student. avoid her when she can, and ignore any attempt at conversation. being in school together, it might not be possible to avoid her all together.
some people prefer kids take care of 'kid' business themselves, but in this case, go to the higher authority. GL!
Answer by dullscissors at 5:58 PM on Oct. 5, 2010