May 4, 2010
Those who seek the path of the Pagan do so of their own free will - never out of fear of retribution, never because someone "enlisted" them... and they will never hear that the Pagan path is the "one and only true way".
As parents, we can nurture our children's curiosities with honest facts, being careful not to degrade the belief structures or origins of alternate religious paths in the process.
Children who grow up in a Craft-oriented environment not only have continual exposure to common moral and ethical values, but also may attain a deeper level of understanding of the cycles of life, death, and rebirth.
Pagan children learn to maintain a great reverence for the Earth, its' inhabitants, and the environment. They may also enjoy a more stable foundation in regard to how they fit into the world around them and why they are here.
A Pagan-raised child may have a stronger comprehension for how their actions or in-actions have a ripple effect upon themselves and others, and are freer to fully explore and enjoy the magic, wonder, and fantasy of childhood while expressing their creativity.
I personally believe that children raised in the Pagan environment are less inclined toward materialism, and more apt to practice self-discipline along with building inner strength and striving toward personal balance.
Labels: Pagan Parenting