"I think it's best to let them process it on their own..."
Yeah, I thought that, too, until outside influences started trying to convince him of God and the afterlife as a direct result of my article. Now I ask questions that guide him to seeing the absurdity of their claims. I definitely don't want him to go through the BS that I went through to finally find the truth.
"I think in most cases, children will have far more questions that the Bible has answers, and many parts, in the absence of apologetics, will appear to contradict themselves and reality as the child perceives it."
I really wish that was true. They may have the questions but, if they are being raised like I was, they may not be allowed to ask them.