Had a talk with DH tonight about whether or not DS is ready to start going to classes at the UUF. I'm not looking to debate whether or not my DS is ready, but interested in what you consider the signs that a child is mature enough to process the material and truly understand it. (also really not interested in the "as long as you live in my house you go to church and believe whether you want to or not" school of thought, so if your answer is along those lines, feel free to move along - we're not trying to convert him to anything, just want him aware of what's out there)Answer Question
When my daughter went to Catholic church with my mom, I allowed it because she understood that even though people deliver their words to sound as if they're universal truths, it isn't necessarily so. She went in armed with objectivity, and the ability to remain inconclusive. She was 10. My husband & I would communicate with her afterward also, so that we could evaluate what she had heard, critically, together. After two years of first holy communion classes, I asked her what she thought of the god idea, her response; " Maybe we're all god, trying to realize it."
Answer by clarity333 at 1:37 AM on Jun. 2, 2011
Answer by hot-mama86 at 4:36 AM on Jun. 2, 2011
A good place to start would be his attention span. How long are the classes and how long can he sit still and pay attention?
Answer by beeky at 7:00 AM on Jun. 2, 2011
Answer by my2.5boys at 7:47 AM on Jun. 2, 2011
I think when they start asking questions and seeking their own answers. Not just following along with what Mom and Dad tell them.
I don't mean the usual "Why is the sky blue/grass green?" type of questions. I mean questions more to the line of "Why do we believe this way?"
I also think that it would depend on how they can carry on a conversation (Q&A session) about religion.
Answer by SpiritedWitch at 8:41 AM on Jun. 2, 2011
Answer by adnilm at 8:42 AM on Jun. 2, 2011
Answer by soyousay at 9:04 AM on Jun. 2, 2011
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