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"Mom, have you ever heard of the Illuminati?"
Originally posted by chasingbrahman
You might not see much of your daughter at first, but I promise if you make this one request of her, she will boomerang back into your life just like the daughter you've always known:
"Dear, sweet daughter, prove the Illuminati exists today."
Give her a couple of weeks. She'll be tired. Maybe even malnourished. But she'll return to rue the day she left.
Originally posted by Piper96
How old were you when you became interested in conspiracy theories?
Originally posted by Piper96
So I have been a member of ATS for a couple of years now. I enjoy reading about conspiracies, and on occasion, putting in my two-cents. However, I have NEVER shared anything regarding conspiracies with my kids. My belief in regards to that is, they only have one childhood and they should get to enjoy it. I didn't want to spoil their innocence with confusion and fear.
That said, my daughter recently turned 16. She's learning to drive, taking courses in high school that are preparing her for college, etc. she's DEFINITELY growing up. (I'm not sure if I'm happy or sad about that! LOL) But I still haven't shared any of my conspiracy theorist beliefs with her.
Last week she comes downstairs from her room and comes over to sit on the couch with me. "Mom, have you ever heard of the Illuminati?"
I about spit the coffee I was drinking everywhere! I asked her where she heard about that and she told me that one of her friends had her watch a video about it a few days before on YouTube. She told me that since then she had watched a few more and was now watching them with her best friend.
Now she HATES Disney, she is nit-picking at ALL the music she is listening to, and even stopped watching ABC, NBC, and CBS. I finally got her to watch the Super Bowl yesterday and then when Beyonce performed she freaked out, told me it was too full of Illuminati symbolism and she wouldn't watch it anymore and went to her room.
So now what do I do?? I mean I want to encourage her to ask questions. But I think her paranoia, especially at her age is SUPER unhealthy. She's always been a responsible, outgoing, incredibly happy kid. We have the most amazingly open line of communication of any mother/daughter I have ever seen and I know I'm really lucky, but I'm at a total loss with this.
I figured this would be the best place to get ideas on how to deal with this at this point...
So what do you all think?
Originally posted by Heartbreakerb
Dude, no matter how much you try to hide it from your kids, they know if you're a conspiracy nut or not. They're not as blind as you think they are.