@Shavarnarak: I suggest listening to the video (and the others) more carefully. I advocate allowing children to learn about the full range of religious expression -- good, bad, and ugly -- to hear my opinions and the opinions of others, then to decide for themselves *in the long run.* There is no need for them to come to settled conclusions while they are children. "Caring about my kids" includes respecting their abilities to develop minds and informed opinions of their own.
omg so cute. you cant top that
Yes, it's a struggle to avoid dictating our own opinions to our kids. But I'm NOT neutral, and I'm not suggesting you should be either. I let my kids know exactly how I feel. But I also let them know that I trust them to use their own minds to sort the good from the bad. I think they'll do at least as well as I have. (See my video #4 for more on this.)
Great exchange here! It really is hard to drop our screens sometimes and hear what's being said.
For the record, I do not think all views are equally valid and do not find all outcomes equally desirable. (See other videos and blog for context.) But I do trust my kids to think for themselves and will defend to the death (well, maybe to the pain) their right to do so.
It is possible to believe some outcomes are better than others and to STILL advocate freedom of conscience for my kids.
Yes, it is out of sync near the end. This was part of my learning curve -- one file format lags the video, another is low-quality, another loads too slowly. With video #4, I've finally found the format that works right across the board.
Good stuff, KT! And thanks for recommending the books. -- Dale McGowan