Parents and Children Believe Different Things; Kelly O’Donnell and Kyle Nienhaus

Our Core Value for August is: “I am free to choose what I believe.” But what is the ethical way to respond when a child comes to believe differently from his or her parents? Two of our members discuss their personal experiences with different aspects of this question.

Kyle Nienhaus tells about his relationship with his parents when he moved away from their traditional ways of thinking. Kelly O’Donnell tells how her daughter is a staunch vegetarian, while Kelly is a somewhat guilty meat eater.