The Good Books: Teaching Our Children About All Religion

When we teach our children about religions, it's about remembering to raise happy and tolerant children who can decide what to believe.

We work hard to teach our kids numerous skills to look after themselves, but one of the biggest hurdles we can always forget to teach other children is tolerance. As parents of autistic and neurodiverse children, we can very quickly stay focused on our bubble. As there is a significant rise in secularism and a sheer difference in opinion, primarily arising from the internet, it seems that society is more frightening than ever before. And when we want to teach our children about religions, it’s about remembering we need to raise happy and tolerant children who can decide what to believe. How can we teach our children about other religions?

Expose Our Children to Different Religions

This is the best approach. Whether we subscribe to one type of religion or not, we must remember that our children deserve exposure to as many different attitudes and religious contexts as possible. It’s essential to put major religious holidays like Diwali and Eid on your calendar and learn from the variety of differences around you.

We can always go to the local market and encounter a variety of different attitudes of religious beliefs. But also have to remember that many other stores and businesses put religion at the forefront of their service. The House of Joppa Catholic store provides a multitude of gifts related to catholicism. Ensuring that your children get exposed to various religions gives them a far better perspective of how diverse the world is.

When we teach our children about religions, it's about remembering to raise happy and tolerant children who can decide what to believe.

Faith Is Not a Bad Thing

We have to remember that we may bring our attitudes to the table when teaching our children about other religions. Your children will get exposed to different types of religions throughout school, and if you don’t have a belief in God or agnostic, the fact is that faith is not about giving yourself over to a higher power.

Faith is something that should make a big difference in someone’s life. You don’t have to inject religion into something as a way to force your beliefs onto someone. Faith is entirely different from someone’s beliefs. If you decide to speak of religion negatively, your child needs to know what you are against and why. It’s essential to notice the difference between faith and the actions resulting from having a strong belief in a deity like God or Vishnu.

Let Your Child Choose What They Want to Believe

Teaching your children about religion might be the way for you to educate your child about your religious beliefs. Or if you do not have any religious beliefs, it’s crucial not to steer their beliefs to accommodate yours. You might want your children to believe in the things that you do, but this is why you need to teach them morals and ethics. You need to explain religion from a subjective perspective and then leave it up to them to decide. If they want to experiment with religion, you should support them, and they may come around to your way of thinking anyway.

By The Mom Kind

Alicia Trautwein is an Autism advocate, writer, motivational speaker, and dedicated mom of four. Alicia’s desire to advocate for Autism comes from her own autism diagnosis and that of her three children, niece, and brother. Her life’s mission is to educate on autism acceptance and change the world for future generations of autistic individuals.

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