After extensive research on this topic, I've concluded that the Internet overfloweth with advice for atheist children with Christian parents or atheist parents with young children wondering what…Continue
"No, I think you're spot on, although parents too often assume the kid should be able to assume conscious control over their outburst. I think the outburst still originates at an emotional, subconscious level, which can be difficult to fathom…"
"That seems to make sense. I am sure, in the case of the video, this child is feeling legitimate frustration and concern, but ultimately that outburst seems like more of a tactic to manipulate mum. Most parents tell me kids frequently test the waters…"
"I also do not have children and don't want them. But my parents had my sister when i was 14 ( they said it was an accident. I personally suspect it was to punish me) and so i ended up as the unpaid baby sitter more often than i would have…"
"I don't know that much about raising children (have none myself), but is this really that much different than the other awkward conversations parents have with their children? I mean, when some person or animal close to a child dies, that could…"
"I'd probably be as vague as possible, until they're mature enough as humans to start weening from their parents. Change the subject to fossils, age of the earth, age of species human? Talk about other belief systems, especially ones that…"
"Couldn't stand watching the whole video. I have grown children and had my share of kids screaming at me. Saw enough. I really think this child is too young. Substitute Santa Claus for God. I would assume a child this age believed in Santa…"
"I think explaining in an age appropriate manner that sometimes people "change their minds or opinions on something and that is OK." This is a great opportunity to instill some healthy boundaries also. "Age appropriate"…"
""I'll pray for you" is a tough one for me to deal with, personally. On the one hand, it's nice to have evidence that you care about me and your heart is in the right place. On the other hand, you're dismissing my entire…"
After extensive research on this topic, I've concluded that the Internet overfloweth with advice for atheist children with Christian parents or atheist parents with young children wondering what religion is/is for. Unfortunately, there's little-to-no input about how grown persons with established relationships with kids can explain a personal, present change of faith to them. Some of the advice to atheist young people translates, e.g. not criticizing, emphasizing the personal journey, etc.…See More