Moms Talk Q&A: What to Do About God?
No matter what you believe as a parent, eventually the topic will come up with your child. But when it does, how should you approach it?
Yet again we put another serious discussion on the table for our Moms Council and readers. It is an issue that parents have faced for years and every situation looks a bit different. How do you approach, or even respond to, a conversation with your child regarding religion?
Do parents influence their children based on their own beliefs, or non beliefs? Should they allow their children to discover these life mysteries on their own?
A March 22 column in the Philadelphia Inquirer addressed this exact topic:
On the Web, some people say it's negligent not to teach your children faith.
Others counter that it's akin to "child abuse" to do so.
At 7, my little girl is still too gullible to decide weighty issues such as God's existence. I know this because I told her about Santa, the Tooth Fairy, and the Easter Bunny, and she swallowed it like Hawaiian Punch.
While this is a tough topic to tackle, we want to hear from our Moms Council what their thoughts are on this subject and how they have/would approach it with their children, of any age.
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