There are many different Pagan and Wiccan traditions or belief systems.Most of them are rooted in earth- and nature-based spiritual ideals.For more information on this issue, read My Parents Don’t Want Me to be Wiccan, Can’t I Just Lie? If your child isn’t just going through an I-Hate-You-And-Want-To-Shock-You-With-My-Outrageous-Behavior phase, there’s the distinct possibility that he or she is sincere about learning about Pagan beliefs.
If your child is saying he or she is Wiccan or Pagan or whatever else, there's certainly a possibility that they may not really be -- they might just be testing the waters.
With the portrayal of witchcraft in the movies and television, it’s not uncommon for a teen girl to suddenly decide she’s Wiccan and can change her own eye color with a Super Cool Spooky Spell. One of the best ways to understand what your child is interested in is to do a little research yourself.
Figuring out where your parents stand on the topics of dating is an important first step.
Knowing what you want to say, and being clear, direct, and honest with your parents, will you help you communicate why you deserve the freedom to date.
Ask your child what it is he or she is reading -- they may be excited to share their newfound knowledge with you.
Encourage discussion -- find out not only what they believe, but WHY they believe it.
Different groups honor and worship a variety of gods and goddesses.
Paganism is not the same as devil worship or Satanism.
Ask, “Okay, so you’re telling me Pagans do such-and-such, but why do you think that would work out for you personally? For example, maybe reading books is acceptable to you, but you don’t want your son burning candles in his room (because he forgets to put them out and you don’t want your house to burn down) or lighting incense because his little brother has an allergy.