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How do you teach your kids spirituality?

Anonymous
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How do you do it? Were spiritual but not part of organized religion. What is the best way to teach spirituality? Were worried since most of our families are Christian they will try to lead our kids toward Christianity. Which is fine for them to choose once they're old enough to make that decision but right now they would just follow what they are told blindly. We want independent thinkers. Please give us input!

Posted by Anonymous on Sep. 23, 2013 at 12:59 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Sep. 23, 2013 at 1:01 AM

Plz help!

wixychixy
by on Sep. 23, 2013 at 1:02 AM

He's 3.  I'm pagan.  I will explain to him what I believe when he is older and allow him to choose the path that is right for him.  I was raised in a family with a lot of strict "Christians".  I never felt comfortable or agreed with them, so I chose my own path.

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Sep. 23, 2013 at 1:03 AM

We are practicing Catholics with kids in Catholic school.  I can't help you, but here's a bump.

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Sep. 23, 2013 at 1:04 AM


Thank you!

Quoting Anonymous:

We are practicing Catholics with kids in Catholic school.  I can't help you, but here's a bump.



Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Sep. 23, 2013 at 1:05 AM


What age do you think is good to start teaching this type of subject?

Quoting wixychixy:

He's 3.  I'm pagan.  I will explain to him what I believe when he is older and allow him to choose the path that is right for him.  I was raised in a family with a lot of strict "Christians".  I never felt comfortable or agreed with them, so I chose my own path.



Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Sep. 23, 2013 at 1:09 AM

Bump

autodidact
by Snarknado on Sep. 23, 2013 at 1:09 AM

have you looked into The UU church? I hear they have great programs for kids.

also check out the Ethical Society movement

mommy1234242
by Bronze Member on Sep. 23, 2013 at 1:10 AM

I believe that everything is a part of G-d and that is basically how I went about explaining it to my kids - to enjoy nature and all that makes up the universe - including the nonliving things like rocks and land - I"m a pantheist by the way

autodidact
by Snarknado on Sep. 23, 2013 at 1:11 AM

think about the qualities you want spirituality to build in them: gratitude, community, compassion, then find ways to bring them into your lives.

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Sep. 23, 2013 at 1:12 AM


Haven't heard of it but I will check it out. Thank you!

Quoting autodidact:

have you looked into The UU church? I hear they have great programs for kids.

also check out the Ethical Society movement



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