In an earlier post, Teaching Children Paganism, I discussed some of the techniques and activities that my husband and I use to pass on our beliefs and practices to our children. If you have very young children and plan on doing similar, I highly suggest you take a look at it, as it gives a basic structure for the first four years that lays a good foundation for more formal teaching when your child is older. But, what if you have older children and have yet to have discussed religion or spirituality with them and have now decided to share your beliefs and practices with them, or maybe they’ve started asking you questions about your beliefs, what now?
Teaching older children Paganism and/or Witchcraft is a very different matter than with younger children. For one, with younger children, teaching basically falls under the category of full immersion: the child has been exposed to your beliefs and practices for as long as they can remember; it’s as much a part of their daily life as it is yours. But with an older child, this naturally means that there has been some sort of exclusion: the child was kept separate or unaware, and now that ground must be crossed.
Throwing the Bones
Whether you're struggling with something spiritually or in everyday life, bone divination can highlight areas where focus is needed and identify alternative ways forward.