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Author Topic: When you discover Paganism and your kids are tweens/teens  (Read 3929 times)
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« Topic Start: May 03, 2009, 11:28:57 pm »

Though I’ve had an interest in Paganism for years, I only recently started to study and practice my beliefs.  I’ve always been really open and honest with my kids and we’re very close.  I know it’s natural that they’re curious about my beliefs and I do enjoy sharing it with them when they’ve had questions or shown interest.  My daughter enjoys learning about things but still identifies as a Christian, which is great and I’ll continue to nurture whatever feels right to her.  My son (14) however, is fascinated and is really getting into things with me.  At age eight he became a self proclaimed atheist because he just didn't believe it.  Last year he started studying shamanism and Native American culture on his own because it fascinated him.  He’s always been an extremely analytical and curious kid and when he’s interested in something he’ll research it like crazy.

Today we attended a Beltane ritual and he absolutely loved it.  I was amazed at how much he got into the ceremony and when we got home he started setting up an alter in his room.  I know this is a natural progression for him, but my concern is that I don’t want to push my beliefs on him, while still nurturing his curiosity.  He's a pretty level head kid and he also told me tonight he won't say he's Pagan yet until he's sure it's not a phase.

Has anyone else had experience with talking to older kids, sharing beliefs but not pushing them? 
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