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Will you tell your Son/Daughter about UFO/Aliens stuff?

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posted on Sep, 18 2008 @ 05:07 PM
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well said

i dont think if i ever have children that i will drum in any beleif. they will obviously catch the drift though because of my intrests and will ask questions (as children do) in which i will answer openly and honestly.
if they then want to become involved then why not.

my parents hid everything from me when i was a child so i am determined not to do the same.

[edit on 053030p://0944 by enlighten2012]




posted on Sep, 18 2008 @ 05:43 PM
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Scaring the # out of children with stories of beings from space etc acting like in the movies, is certainly not conducive to a childs mental health. We only have to look at what religion has done through the ages to see the damage factless or imagined info can do.

My childen are 10 and 12, when they ask about aliens etc, I tell them what I know and what I know is that I don't know.

However given the fact that I'm here on ATS would obviously imply (but not neccassarily) that I have an open mind and that I'm inclined to believe that there are definately UFOs ie objects that appear to fly and are unidentified. I have not seen an alien although I'm aware of a great deal of hearsay, this does not in anyway mean that aliens dont exist and frankly given the size of the universe I tink the odds are well in the favour of an alien reality.

My kids are instructed not to have my beliefs, because this to me seems a stupid thing to do and I encourage my kids to form their own opinions.
Kids can be smart but they can also be lazy, so when they ask questions I tell them if they really want to get info then they better start reading, sometimes they do but more often they dont.

At the end of the day most kids just want to play and feel safe, and they most certainly do appreciate honesty, I have more concern of children being subjected to the attrocities of life being pointed out to them and they being somehow partly responsible for it all, with their pseudo relationships with gods and devils or lack of.

If a UFO flies over head my kids can look and say "hey UFO" or whatever it is, if an Alien appears in the bedroom then that's a different matter, but no different and more likely than jesus appearing so no need to worry about it.



posted on Sep, 18 2008 @ 06:45 PM
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Well, my friend, I'm actually 16


I've been doing a lot of reading on UFO disclosure and all that fun stuff, covered a wide variety of conspiracy theories, etc.

I personally don't think kids at my age can really fully understand without taking the time to research, they will either call you an idiot or crazy.

Kids at my age are harsh....

I only have a couple friends which i share this stuff with, other than that, I keep it to myself




I find I can hold conversations with adults on this topic and other topics better than with kids my age that are simply not educated enough on the topic.



posted on Sep, 18 2008 @ 08:12 PM
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My boy is 6 he loves his cartoons movies etc.
Through what he has watched on tv, books (kids books) telle tubbies even the wiggles, Hi Five, in fact all the current popular kids shows have all had a Alien theam in one fashion or another.
Then ofcourse certain movies he has been exposed to ET, Star Wars, and we all know Superman is a Alien!

He is a good kid and it comes as no suprise to him infact if they landed tomorrow at the white house or somewere he would just say cool when can we go fishin! lol you know he is more scared of the News and not keen on Storms,Hurricanes(Cyclones)Earthquakes tsunami's etc.

So to answer your question its almost unavoidable our kids are being subtlety conditiond to the idea.

Funny though i have asked him out of the blue if he sees things i cant etc he says no. we talk about dreams etc just sound normal to me (peace of mind there
)

So to answer your Question again i did not have to tell him "They" did!!!!!


[edit on 18-9-2008 by MinMin]



posted on Sep, 18 2008 @ 08:16 PM
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BTW i saw my fist UFO at 9

(sorry for one line)



posted on Sep, 18 2008 @ 09:01 PM
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This is a great topic!!

My 10 year old son is fascinated by all areas of science, and I have tried to nurture this in him. We have often discussed the possibility of alien life, and what it may be like, if there is other intelligent life out there, and are we being visited.

I know that many of you have had personal experiences witnessing UFOs, but we have not been that lucky! We have discussed the evidence, but I left it up to him to decide what he believes. I offered my personal opinion, that truthfully, we don't know yet. But the universe is unimaginably huge, so how can there NOT be other life out there somewhere?

By the way, my wife and I have taken a similar approach with him on the subject of religion...we have discussed what different religions believe, and their customs, and the reasons we don't follow any religion, and left it up to him to decide what he believes.

EDIT TO ADD:

MinMin is right about the cartoons...I don't know if any of you all have watched cartoons lately, but kids today are definitely being inundated with the idea of alien life!

[edit on 18-9-2008 by keeb333]



posted on Sep, 18 2008 @ 10:09 PM
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Completely agree. This is damaging stuff.



posted on Sep, 18 2008 @ 10:17 PM
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It is generational you know, so to answer your question, yes I would.
Not everyone on the planet is still wondering, many more than you could possibly imagine know.

It is just not a big issue or a fear tactic in our home and yet my kids are smart enough to know that there is a balance in all things and to always trust their own intuition.



posted on Sep, 18 2008 @ 10:22 PM
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Originally posted by moocowman



Scaring the # out of children with stories of beings from space etc acting like in the movies, is certainly not conducive to a childs mental health. We only have to look at what religion has done through the ages to see the damage factless or imagined info can do.


I just feel sorry for kids that are raised with fear from any outside source. Fear of the unknown is the fuel of oppression.

















posted on Sep, 18 2008 @ 10:34 PM
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I was raised in a, atheist / Christian household.
Strangely though it was my Christian Father who was intersted in UFOs and was an avid SiFi reader.
My mother would discuss neither UFOs or Religion.
My first UFO sighting was so exciting !!(at 14 yrs old)
I ran home to get Dad he hurried out to see but it was either gone or not visible from our house. Back inside I ask Dad what he would do if one landed in the back yard.
With a look of surprise on his face he responded "Why I'd invite them in for coffee!". To which Mom promptly replied "OH NO YOU WON'T !!"
I have had 8 sightings in my life so far.
Mom told us early on in childhood of her non-belief in God.She also
let us know, if we wanted to go to Church she would help us to get to and from where ever we chose to go, but we were not to discuss any of the knowledge we obtained with her. I do appreciate her for this. My world has been enlightened because of her.
Since as early as I can remember I have searched for truth in all things.

As for my own offspring... My eldest Son (age 33) saw StarWars at 7 yrs
old and now has one of the largest collections of StarWars collectables and memorabilia in our State. He has seen a couple of UFOs . He also belongs to the Masons , is a tattoo artist with his own shop and is a drummer in a band. We discuss God, politics and the unknown tirelessly.
My other 2 offspring are Agnostic and lean toward Atheism.
My Daughter (31) is not motivated to explore. Although she does read Vampire novels and romance novels.(yuck)
She does watch SiFi movies and Ghost Hunters, but doesn't discuss her thoughts about such things very often.However she will discuss Politics.
My youngest Son(27) likes history, bigfoot, space and is intrested in ghosts. He also writes poetry and songs.
He does'nt think we are being visited, won't talk much about God,and hates Politics. We share my telescope.
Each of my children have been exposed to all types of knowledge from a very early age. If they hadn't been, I fear they would have been lost in the
shuffle of life.



posted on Sep, 18 2008 @ 10:38 PM
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For many it is generational, and there is no way to protect your children from the topic of aliens, ufos, and abductions. This is a very popular subject, and my kids are outside more than I am. And there is no way anyone would hide a siting from family members. But, usually when you've had sitings yourself since childhood, and a memory, and then you have more with your children, you will probably need to discuss the issue sensitively with them, as they may be telling you things. And its much more preferable to have an open minded family ready for anything they may need to talk about.



posted on Sep, 18 2008 @ 10:40 PM
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The real question is ....Do you tell your children your crazy beliefs and decide that it is in thier best interest that they believe also. Will you push your beliefs on them or tell them the basics and let them decide for themselves...like religion...people should tell them about it...but let them decide if they want thier religious beliefs or not to have any all.



posted on Sep, 18 2008 @ 10:41 PM
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Originally posted by communicator
it's a common theory that children are more receptible to the paranormal, however, as time progresses the child will either develop or loose this ability as the world around him/her shapes their ideas and values, society conditions the child to either believe or not to believe in these type of things.

I firmly believe this to be true. In fact, I know it's true.

Anyway, my two year old knows what UFOs are. I tell him that there are lots of good aliens, but there are also some that are bad.

My four year old asks more questions, he's at the stage where he's not sure how 'real' movies are. So, when he wants to watch 'Ripley with a gun', he's still not sure that they're only movie aliens. I don't pretent that those aliens are real, I tell him that they're pretend and Ripley is an actor.



posted on Sep, 18 2008 @ 10:43 PM
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We wont have to tell the kids anything, because the aliens will already be amongst us.



posted on Sep, 18 2008 @ 10:49 PM
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Its not a religion. What you tell them after they experience a siting depends on what is around you. They could watch a few things on youtube and you keep them positive. But while some spread very positive spiritual messages, its not a religion. The many different races here are on many different agendas. The delusional element is when people actual try to convince those who are sane, rational human beings, and who have seen and experienced the reality of ufos and their occupants that they somehow walk around in a dream land, and shouldn't trust their very real experiences. Well thats not going to happen.

I find people who think large numbers of people are in a delusional state, unlike themselves of course to be confused about the nature of humanity. Most people see things and respond in very standard ways. I also find it counterproductive to truth and shared knowledge to ignore the testimony of countless others. When strange things are happening in your family, and then your kids get sightings you had better set the atmosphere so they are able to freely discuss anything that pertains to them.

[edit on 18-9-2008 by mystiq]



posted on Sep, 18 2008 @ 10:50 PM
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Why have you set your kid up to be made fun of? Let the child grow up normally and make his own decisions. I doubt very much a child at that age knows what is what. It is your deranged outlook on this subject that makes you think your two year old knows about aliens. The average intelligent person knows that aliens are only a one of many possibilties out there to explain ufo sightings and in no way are are considered fact. Allow your child to grow and make his own decisions.



posted on Sep, 18 2008 @ 11:03 PM
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Set up the child? When ufo comes to you, and your family sees it, or if ufo comes to them first and they call you out, you have not set them up. If you have experienced abduction, and memories of the experience, and your sibling has experienced 2 hours missing time while driving truck after seeing a ufo dart behind a cloud, with a partner, you are aware of the consequences of ufos. This isn't about ridicule. This is about dealing with what life deals you, and that includes your children. I had a siting of a grey in the garden when I was 5, though no one knew anything about ufology or greys at that time, and I identified it just a few years ago. Told my mother at the time though. My son has now had 2 dreams in which he was shown a whole bunch of dates for October with what he believed to be important names and descriptions, but has memory loss, and he was put before a viewing screen and shown images, the one he remembers looked like an explosion and wounded greys. Again, he doesn't recall the purpose. Then, before sleep he had a sighting of a grey, while the cat was standing guard at the door and growling at it. He felt reprimanded for still being awake and fell swiftly asleep. Now I'm really glad that he feels safe enough to share this with me.
But I'm also very upset that all my prayers, meditations, claiming God the Creators light and energy to surround me and all my children didn't work.



posted on Sep, 18 2008 @ 11:12 PM
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Both my boys are well versed in the matters of astronomy and UFOs. I dont tell them the conspiracy part of it and i also dont tell them that we have full knowledge of UFOs and alien life. I merely state that these things are 100% possible.

I teach them that space travel and exploration is the most important thing that our species has to master in order to ensure a bright future for us. I take them stargazing outside of city limits and both are just amazed at the sights.

When it comes to matters of religion, i do not teach it. I teach them that they are also to respect other belief systems even though they dont agree with them, but i do not tell them that they cannot be religious, it is their choice. My youngest who is 4 has no idea what a jesus or a god is and he is perfectly content in his theory that any and all robots reside on Mars and that someday he will go to mars to build more robots.

Kids should just be kids, dont put the fear of god into them but also dont fill their head with conspiracy either. In the matter of space and aliens, peak their interests, tell them the importance, and give them the tools to achieve their own goals, you can influence them but never truely decide for them because that is wrong. Either way as long as they understand the importance of things and dont have any trouble accepting it into their personal belief systems, it opens the door for them to be able to pass the knowledge on to someone else and to influence others in a positive way.



posted on Sep, 18 2008 @ 11:13 PM
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I absolutely will !!

Im not very knowledgeable on it all, as I'm still new to it all. However, I am VERY fortunate to have someone very close to me in my life who I think will be an excellent source and a wealth of knowledge for her. I will just have to hand her over to him and let him expand her horizons


My first step with her (she is only 4) has begun though, and we almost every night, sit outside and look up into the sky at all the stars and the moon. She is absolutely fascinated by what is up there!

However, with all that said. Im a firm believer in giving her information and letting her decide for herself what she believes - whether its UFOs or religon


[edit on 9/18/2008 by greeneyedleo]



posted on Sep, 18 2008 @ 11:41 PM
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Originally posted by riggs2099
Why have you set your kid up to be made fun of?

I'd be letting my kids grow up as MSM fed Zombies, unless I take on my parental resposibility to educate them about how the world really works.

You do what you like with your kids and I'll do what I like with mine.



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