6th October, 1998
As Paganism gains more members, the number of children growing up in Paganism also grows. This can present some problems for parents who wish to use Pagan friendly teaching materials with their children or want to share there parenting experiences with other Pagans.
This has resulted in an increasing number of websites dedicated to Pagan Parenting. Here is a listing of some of the best sites around.
The Pagan Parenting Page - http://www.pagan.net/~jaz/pparent/
This site, run by Jaz, is one of the best known and loved Pagan Parenting sites around. It offers a wide range of resources for Pagan parents. There are articles on general parenting, rituals, pagan parents rights, pagan homeschooling and a parents and pagan resources list. There are also a variety of themed forums for people to discuss problems and ideas. This site is also home to the Pagan Parenting Webring.
Acorns - Pagan Online Homeschooling Newsletter - http://www.geocities.com/Wellesley/3105/
This is a great resource for Pagan homeschoolers. It is a email based newsletter that is published eight times a year. The newsletter is also placed on this web page. There is an archive of previous newsletters available. It offers great ideas for homeschoolers, from those dealing with toddlers to high school students. There is also a great list of homeschooling links.
Pagan Homeschoolers - http://members.aol.com/Barbooch/
Another site that has many general homeschooling resources, but also many Pagan oriented resources. These include a great Pagan ABC that could be used as the base for many schooling activities. Many topics, from Science to Literature are covered.
Pagan Colouring & Activity Book - http://webspace.webring.com/people/pu/um_1212/colourbook/
This site has a large range of colouring and word find pages suitable for printing. The pages are available for wider distribution, so its OK to download them and put them in print newsletters and magazines.
Witchlings - Pagan Homeschooling - http://hometown.aol.com/Shahara9/witchlings.html
A great listing of Pagan parenting email lists and links to other Pagan parenting sites. Also a list of topics with links to websites on that topic.
Parenting - The Wiccan Way> - http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Estates/2892/parenting/main.html
A great place to communicate with other Pagan Parents, with a notice board, chat room and information on the Sabbats.
Pagan Awareness League - Pagan Parenting - http://members.aol.com/Palweb/pp.htm
A great article on introducing children to Paganism, including how and when. Also an annotated listing of Pagan parenting sites.
The Witches Voice Pagan Parenting - http://www.madriver.com/users/teristar/
This site contains some great articles on issues to keep in mind as a Pagan parent, including "Racing the Rumour Mill". The site also contains links to other Pagan parenting resources.
Mamawitch's Pagan Parenting Page - http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Ridge/4144/
A great page with reviews of books, movies, games and other forms of entertainment. A great way to find out what's available and any good or bad points before hand.
The Childs Grove - http://www.angelfire.com/in/childgrove/index.html
A Collection of lesson plan ideas to help pagan parents teach their children about the HolyDays and Moon Phases. Additional information includes links, resources, book listings and recipes.
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