Raising Witches by Ashleen O’Gaea

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Stars: ****

The first Pagan/Wiccan Parenting book I’ve read and it’s really good. My only complait is it’s too small!

The book is separated into sections based on age. Infancy, Early Childhood, Later Childhood, Adolescence and Young Adulthood. There is also a chapter on Regency Parenting (the type of parenting she advocates) and Sun Day School which is about running a Pagan children’s school sort of like Sunday School.

Each chapter explains what part of life and the Wiccan faith they should be learning at their age and ways to help them learn them. For example:

Early Childhood – Aspects of Wicca:
Learn to vent anger, frustration in simple rituals; exposure to Craft etiquette, familiarity and respect for nature and more

Adolescence – Aspects of Wicca:
Visualization, history, ethics, basic magic, own Altar and BOS and more

Also included are song, poems, rhymes and rituals for children. Some are to learn colour correspondances or craft rules and the rituals are for things like birthdays, venting frustration and self-dedications. If you are considering starting Wiccan classes for children or even starting a Spiral Scout group, the Sun Day chapter will be invaluable.

I can’t wait to get my hands on Ashleen’s other Pagan Parenting book as I’m sure it’s just as good if not better.

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