God, Kids and Parents: My Eighty-Two Cents


In case you missed the biggest news of the (/my) blogosphere last week, I have a guest post up at the glorious Lulastic and the Hippyshake. It’s an exciting week for this fangirl!

She’s running a brilliant series of guest posts, How to be a ______ Parent, and she asked me to do ‘How to be a Spiritual Parent.’ So far there’s also Feminist, Expat and Eco, with lots more to come.

It fits squarely into this series of ours, too, on how to communicate your God-stuff to your kids. So I’ll direct you to the full article here, and give you the headings below.

Stretch high
Listen to your life
Live out loud [possibly the most important – what do you think?]
Be part of a faith community
Get yourselves some godparents
Keep some rituals
Read and Feast

[Read more at Lulastic and the Hippyshake]

As always, I’d love your feedback and ideas, either at Lulastic or here.

And if you’d like to contribute a God, Kids and Parents post on how you do this stuff in your family – or how your parents passed their faith onto you – I’d love to hear from you.

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2 comments on “God, Kids and Parents: My Eighty-Two Cents”

  1. dancinginthespirit Reply

    Love it Thalia! And the way you write is so welcoming and seems to effortless! I have no idea how you manage to post so regularly, I have so many ideas for writing my blog but it’s just finding the time between work and home life! I loved your post over the way, and will have a look at the books – do you think they’ll still be ok for my voracious reader of a 5 yr old? He’s read The Beginner’s Bible cover to cover now, so I’m pondering what to get to take him on.

    From another aspect we absolutely love The Jesus Movie and The DVD read and share Bible both produced by Tommy Nelson. Really bite-sized stories with nicely done cartoons and has prompted lots of questions hin a good way.

    Thanks again! Oh, and I’m looking forward to your piece on graces in the future as that’s something that we do, but to me feels a bit lacklustre. Two families we know sing a song, two different songs, which I like in some ways, but equally means being rather bolder when out and about eating! I also wonder whether that will stand the test of time for children who get a bit more embarrassed as they get older! All advice appreciated!

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