Family Wicca: Practical Paganism for Parents and Children by Ashleen O’Gaea


Stars: ****

Books for Pagan parents were rare only a decade ago but things are changing. Books for Pagan kids are being created and more resources for the parents are available. This book was originally published in 1993.

This is the second Pagan parenting book by this author I have read. Her other book, Raising Witches is actually more for those looking to run a “sun-day” school or otherwise teach a group. It is also for those running covens that allow children. It does have good info for the every day Pagan parent though too.

The chapter headings are always a good indicator of what the books is about so here are this books chapters: What is a Modern Wiccan Family, Between the Sabbats, Raising Children to the Craft, Magic, Answering the Hard Questions, Moons and Suns, Passages and Living Mythically.

The book was pretty good, it had lots of great info but I found that the author go off topic a lot. She’s start talking about one thing and then by the next paragraph, was off on some tangent that didn’t directly relate to the topic on hand. This results in less actual information than you would expect if you just look at how many pages the book is.

Until I read more books on the subject, I can’t really say if this is a top pick for pagan parents but since there isn’t all that much available yet on the subject, I do recommend you read this and all the other books you can get your hand on.

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I've been a nonfiction lover for as long as I can remember. I love children's nonfiction as well and love to share my knowledge and the books I gained them from, with the world. I wish more people would give nonfiction a chance.