08 December 2010

Beliefs: Share w/Kids or Not?

I see numerous comments to people not wanting their children exposed to this or that because it is not in their beliefs. As an example: They don't believe in Santa, so they don't want their children exposed to it.

This is a quote that I have always held to my heart. We are exposed numerous times a day to differing opinions, it's how we react to them that matters.

"The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently."
- Nietzsche

I WANT my child exposed to as much information as she can get her hands on. As long as you make sure that your child has a strong foundation on your families personal beliefs at home, let them go out and explore their world and help answer their questions later. I want my child to understand and respect others beliefs. Knowledge and tolerance go hand in hand in my opinion.


Heather said...

I have a sleeping toddler on me and am randomly surfing around blogs and I find myself here...thank you! I am following you because I couldn't agree more with you and this post!

Maybe I will see you at http://teensntoddlers.blogspot.com/
Happy Holidays!

g33kinp1nk @ The Freebie Addiction said...

Well said sista... but then again, I'm doomed because of Don's beliefs. LOL

jamiebartley said...

I have a sleeping in fant in my arms and was surfing blogs and ran across yours. I am now a new follower. Come follow my blog please. http://jamie-bartley.blogspot.com