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How To Tell Your Parents That You Are Wiccan

Author: Angelcat123
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Telling your parents that you are Wiccan can be tough. How will they react? Here we will talk about a few ways -- and some tips on how -- to tell your parents that you are Wiccan.

Pick a time thatís not to late. The last thing we want is daddy yelling insults and running up to bed followed by mum begging him not to. Find a place that is nice and warm. Make sure everything is normal. donít do it if the heating is off or there is a power cut because then your parents will be uptight and more likely just to write you off. A great place would be over dinner. Print off some info and bring it to the table. Start by explaining the basics of Wicca and then move out to the fine lines of it.

If they say Ďnoí, it is no good shouting. Itís not fair. If they still donít understand, explain again with love. Explain about the pentacle and that you might wear it.

If they start to shout, wait for them to stop and then point out that you are your own person. Acknowledge that though they are responsible for you, they still have to accept that you are Wiccan. Sure they can stop you from buying supplies or using the computer, but they canít stop you from being a Wiccan inside yourself or speaking of your faith.

What can your parents do?
The can stop you buying stuff.
They can stop you learning about Wicca.
They can take you to church.

What canít your parents do?
They canít make you be another faith inside.
They canít force you to be saved.
They canít stop you speaking of your faith.

Tips:

- Try learning about Wicca before you tell your parents - so you can carry on inside if they stop you from further learning.
- Before you tell them, buy a pentacle- so you could wear this when they were not around if they did not really like it.
- Buy incense and candles and matches before you tell them Ė you can still light them, say once a year in secret, to celebrate all sabbats.
- Always be polite to your parents. You catch more flies with honey than you do vinegar. They are more likely to listen to you if you are polite.
- Make sure you know what you believe in. Make a list of things you believe in and show it to your parents.

Warnings:

- If you try to practice in secret, make sure you do it in a safe way. Go outside if you have flames. Candles burn and if you touch an incense stick tip when it is lit, it will burn you and scar you for life.
- If you go on YouTube or MySpace like I do, try to put videos on other subjects on there too. Also be aware that there are weird people out there. If you get any strange messages, save them and show them to an adult or report the person to the owner of the site.
-- If an argument breaks out about you being Wiccan between your mum or dad or a parent and it turns violent, call the police. Shouting does not require the police; hitting and other violent acts do.
- If you have a Wiccan account on Witchvox or on another site, you need to think if you should tell your parents. If the site is set up for adult Wiccans only, you must tell them. Read the site restrictions concerning age requirements. Lying about your age can cause serous problems for you and other people. If the account is okay, you might think to just drop a hint and leave it at that.

Remember that you donít have to be Ďsavedí. You are you. Your parents are your parents but they are not you. They can stop you from doing certain things but they cannot stop you from believing any thing. And they cannot stop you from being a Wiccan.

You may want to use this pray at the dinner table when you tell them.

God and goddess as I am Wiccan,
I thank you for the bread,
I thank you for thy meat,
As I am a witch,
I thank you for this meal.


This should drop the hint that you are Wiccan. Make sure you say this not too loudly. You canít shout it; just whisper it so it only drops the hint that you are Wiccan. See how it goes. When they ask just explain about Wicca. You may also try this hymn:

Mother earth father sky,
Listen to this hymn,
In this song we praise you,
As the stream flows though,
As the wind blows,
As the bird fly,
We praise you,
Mother earth, father sky
We praise you further than the sky,
In our prayers,
In are hearts,
In this our humble home,
We praise you,
Mother earth, father sky
God and goddess,
In many forms we praise you,
We praise you,
Mother earth, father sky,
Mother earth, father sky
Mother earth, father sky
We love you, we love you
Mother earth
We love you
Father sky,
We love you
Mother earth, father sky
We love you,
We praise you,
In this our humble home.


That hymn can be used all year round.

Hope this helped. Blessed be ) O (
) O ( Wicca is true) O (
Praise the gods
And may they praise you





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