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Tell us how you approach religious holidays

How do you approach religious holidays with children? For an upcoming story in Local Living, we’re interested in talking to parents who are ambivalent to organized religion about how they celebrate religious holidays with their children.

Do you bypass the religion and celebrate the holiday in more commercial ways? Do you try to expose your children to a little bit of the religion in Hanukkah and Christmas, while making it clear that you don’t necessarily subscribe to the faith-based aspects of the holidays? Or do you bundle up and head in to a church or temple, feeling it is your duty to provide them with some sort of religious education, even if you don’t practice it yourself?

E-mail me at and tell me how you are teaching your children about religion, and about your parenting struggles with faith.

Mari-Jane Williams edits community news for Local Living.


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