Family and Relationships
Pagan Rituals for Families with Children
Looking for rituals and ceremonies that work well for your young Pagans in training? Here's a collection of some of our most popular kid- and family-themed rituals and celebrations.
How to Meet Other Pagans and Wiccans
Ever worry you might be the only Pagan in town? Well, you could be, but it's not likely. Chances are good there are other people just like you -- and they're probably feeling alone too. If you've decided it's time to find some good old-fashioned fellowship, here are some ideas on how to find those elusive Pagans!
How to Be a Good Host and Make Them Feel Welcome
Every once in a great while, for a variety of reasons, someone will show up to a Pagan event who's not actually a Pagan. Perhaps they're a guest of one of the attendees, who just wants to see what's going on. Maybe it's a Seeker, looking for some fellowship and guidance. Maybe it's someone who just moved to the area and doesn't know anyone else. Regardless of why they're there, it's important tha…
Pagan Kids Activities
Got a favorite activity that helps share your Pagan beliefs and values with your children? Here's where you can share your ideas with other readers!
How to Keep Your Kids Included in Pagan Practice
As the modern Pagan movement progresses and evolves, the Pagan community has grown to encompass people of all age levels. Those who discovered Paganism as teens or college students two or three decades ago are now raising their own children, and so the demographic within the Pagan community is constantly changing. Although the type of activity you do with them may vary based upon age levels, you …
Pagans and Homeschooling
As federal and state funding for public schools declines, more and more people are turning to homeschooling as an option. Once strictly the domain of fundamentalist Christians, homeschooling has seen an increase in popularity in many areas of the country. Pagan families have begun to join the movement as well, for a variety of reasons.
Silly Celebration of the Sacred School Supplies
Looking for a ritual to celebrate the return of school in the fall? This one is silly and fun, and it's a good way to ease the mood a bit as your students prepare for another year of education and success!
Many Pagans and Wiccans believe in the Law of Attraction -- the notion that if we surround ourselve with good, we will attract positive things back to us. It's the age-old concept of "like attracts like." Part of that theory is that by showing gratitude, you can cultivate more good things to come your way. Here are ten simple ways to show thankfulness, and bring abundance into your lif…
Why Are Kids Sometimes Not Welcome at Pagan Events?
Ever wonder why kids might not be welcome at a Pagan or Wiccan event? Well, no matter how well-behaved your little darlings are, chances are there's a really good reason they weren't invited to join the adults.
What's Your Favorite Pagan-Friendly Children's Book?
Books that reflect your Pagan and Wiccan values are often hard to find. We want to hear what readers have to say! What's your family's favorite children's book that has a Pagan or Wiccan theme in it?
How to Set Up a Children's Altar
Kids learn by watching, so if your child sees you working at your altar, it should come as no surprise when he or she wants a sacred space of their own. Here are some tips on working with your child to set up their very own altar.
Book Review: Growing Up Pagan, A Workbook for Wiccan Families
Author Raine Hill has created a delightful workbook for Pagan and Wiccan families. Be sure to check out our review!
Talking to Pagan Kids About Christianity & Jesus
If you're a Pagan parent, you can be assured that at some point your children are going to start asking questions about Christianity, Jesus, and going to church. Learn how to address these issues when they come up -- or even better, before they come up.
Pagan Clergy Listings: Pagan and Wiccan Officiants by State
Are you looking for Pagan or Wiccan clergy in your state to perform a handfasting, wedding, baby blessing, or other ceremony? This list contains Pagan clergy sorted by states.
You're Wiccan or Pagan, and yet you've fallen in love with someone who's part of some other faith. Is there a chance your relationship will surivive, or are you doomed to failure from the beginning? Learn how to make interfaith relationships a little bit easier for both the people involved.
Books for Pagan & Wiccan Kids
While there aren't a lot of books out there specifically for Wiccan or Pagan children, there are a number that support Pagan and Wiccan belief systems. Here's a list to get you started hunting for Pagan-friendly books for the little ones.
Scholarships for Pagan Students
Are you a Pagan or Wiccan student looking for a college scholarship? Are you a parent of a Pagan or Wiccan student who's headed off to college? Here's our listing of scholarships and grants available to Wiccan and Pagan students.
Ten Things to Learn Besides Wicca
So you told your parents you want to be Wiccan, and they've said it ain't gonna happen under their roof. Well, they're within their rights, and there's not much you can do to change their minds. But while you're waiting to Be An Adult and move out on your own, there are other things you can study instead of Wicca that will help make your...
The Lion King Kid's Talisman
Make a talisman to empower your child with self-confidence and overcome anxiety. This is an easy working that is perfect for those "I think I'm maybe a little scared" occasions.
Ten Activities for Pagan Kids
For many Pagans and Wiccans, it's hard to find kid-friendly activities that celebrate our spiritual path. Believe it or not, sharing your beliefs with your kids is easier than you think. Try some of these simple activities as a way of celebrating your family and your beliefs all at once.
For Concerned Parents
Your child has suddenly changed her name, started reading some fairly strange things, and doodling pentacles on her notebook. Is there cause for alarm, or is it just a phase she's going through? What if she's serious about Wicca and Paganism -- should you worry?
Your Rights as a Pagan Parent
When it comes to raising our kids, it's sometimes hard to know what rights we have as Pagan or Wiccan parents. In the United States, we have the same rights as parents of any other religion. Learn how you can avoid discrimination in schools, simply by opening up the lines of communication.
Dia Crabtree's Family Covens Site
Dia Crabtree is the author of a number of articles on family covens and Pagan parenting. Be sure to check out her pages for some great information!
Raising Pagan Kids in a Non-Pagan World
For many Pagan and Wiccan parents, it's hard to figure out how to include children in celebrations and rituals. You may be suprised to learn that it's not as hard as you think -- with a little planning and some research, you can include the kids in most of your ceremonies!
An excellent site featuring information on celebrating the Sabbats with your family, how to find Pagan-friendly daycare, your legal rights as a Pagan or Wiccan parent, and some fun stuff!
Similar to the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, Spiral Scouts is an organization open to children of all religious backgrounds, but with emphasis on earth-based minority faiths. Groups, called hearths, are formed by volunteer families, and are divided into Fireflies, Spiral Scouts, and Pathfinders.
Hooking Up at Pagan Events
During the Pagan festival season - which typically begins around Beltane and ends after the harvest -- there are a lot of opportunities to meet new people. Some of those people are folks we form lasting bonds and friendships with. Others… not so much. Try to keep a few things in mind when interacting with potential sexual partners.
Teen Pagans and Bullying
Are you being bullied at school because of your Pagan or Wiccan beliefs? Here are some tips on what to do, and how to get adults to intervene and put a stop to it.
Starting a Pagan Temple
A reader wants to know why there isn't a Pagan temple in every town. The answer is a pretty simple one, and it's one that most people don't really...
How Do I Deal With Preachy Family Members?
It’s bad enough to be evangelized at by strangers, but when it comes from friends and family members, it presents a sticky social wicket. After all, if you’ve got to have dinner with these folks on a regular basis, you can’t very well scream “Leave me alone! You suck!” at them. On the other hand, it’s unfair that you have to endure...
What are Witch Wars?
We've all heard the term "Witch Wars"... but what does it mean? It's not a matter of "wands at the ready," but more a case of inflated egos and public gossiping. Find out what witch wars are, and what to do if you find yourself stuck in the middle of one.
Teaching Minors About Pagan Spirituality
Are you a teen who's having trouble finding an adult mentor in the Pagan community? Are you an adult Pagan who's been approached by a minor asking for assistance in learning Pagan spirituality? The notion of teaching children who are not our own is a sticky one, and presents a lot of issues. Find out what the deal is as we talk about Paganism...
Ten Things to Take to a Pagan Festival
Are you going to be attending a Pagan festival any time soon? Believe it or not, there are several things you should take with you, whether it's a week-long campout, or a single afternoon of fellowship and fun. Here's our list of ten things you'll want to make sure you bring when you attend a Pagan festival!
Review: Rupert's Tales - The Wheel of the Year
Read a review of "Rupert's Tales," the story of little Rupert the Rabbit, who lives in the forest, and discovers one night that there are people doing some very strange things in the nearby grove. On his quest to figure out what they're up to, he learns about four of the Pagan holidays, and discovers how and why people celebrate them.
Review: Rupert's Tales - The Wheel of The Year - Samhain, Yule, Imbolc, Ostara
Read a review of "Rupert's Tales," the story of little Rupert the Rabbit, who lives in the forest, and discovers one night that there are people doing some very strange things in the nearby grove. On his quest to figure out what they're up to, he learns about Samhain, Yule, Imbolc and Ostara, and discovers how and why people celebrate them.
Interview with Kyrja Withers and Tonia Bennington Osborn
Rupert the Rabbit is the star of "Rupert's Tales: Wheel of the Year" by Kyrja Withers and Tonia Bennington Osborn. Meet the author and illustrator of this delightful story, and find out how Rupert came to be - and what he's up to next!
Who Gets Your Magical Tools When You Die?
Since so many members of the Pagan community work as solitaries, and may never come into contact with other Pagans during their lifetime, one issue that comes up as our population ages is that of what to do with magical tools and other items after death. After all, if we have no one magical in our lives to leave these things to, what becomes of...
Surviving Campus Life as a Pagan
Are you a Pagan college student? Here are some tips to help make things a little bit easier if you're a Wiccan or Pagan on campus.
Honoring the Ancestors When You're Adopted
A reader wants to know how she can go about honoring her ancestors in ritual and ceremony when she doesn't know who they actually were. If you're adopted, or not sure about your family's background, be sure to read about honoring the ancestors when you're adopted.