For all of you, whether you currently have children or not, are you planning on "exposing" your children to witchcraft? What if your partner doesn't practice the craft or the same path as you? Will you be holding back any elements of the craft from them? What age will you wait till to tell them about your path?
Tell me your stories and advice for such things. Discuss everything and anything please.
When I have children they will be raised as witches. I will teach them all know and make sure that they do not grow up with the harmful bigoted christian imagery that I am still trying to shake.
I think personally I'm going to practice privately, not that I'm going to hide it but I guess I really want them to choose for themselves what religion or path or whatever they want. Like you I will not allow them to grow up to be bullies or anything but if they were ever to see me and ask what I was doing I think I would tell them it's just herbalist stuff. At least until they are old enough to understand why I do the things I do.
My children observed my spiritual practices. Ultimately they chose their own path. You can teach your children but they grow into individuals of their own making.
admittedly this is true, but I will do my best, and at least they will grow up with moral values, and it won't just be spiritual practices but magickal princables that I will teach them
That's pretty much exactly my thinking
That is a good point, many of us grew up with conservative religions shoved down our throats, but we found our own paths, quite possibly to our parents dismay. I think that the key difference between the way our parents raised us and the way we raise our children should be teaching them that their is no one right way
And I certainly won't be offended or angry if they choose something other than witchcraft or my path. I just want them to have a choice. Obviously I won't be allowing them to become an extremist of any form or allow them to be terrible people but I will let them find their own way.
I'm so glad that everyone here has had the same theme of "I chose this for me but I will do what's best for my children." We all know witchcraft is a part of us and we all aren't ashamed of who we are but we're also all caring and loving of our (future) children to understand that hey come first. Not that we're hiding anything but just making their lives easier or even safer. I'm sorry you've had these threats and damages done to you and your home. I'm a Christian and I will pray that your neighbours, my brothers and sisters in Christ, will remember His teachings of love and acceptance when it comes to you and your family. Blessed Be.
That's really cool, I like hearing stories of how it's worked out for others. Maybe it's because it's a weird sort of "proof" that things will be ok.