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speaktruth2powr 2 kids; Ontario 45013 posts
28th Jan '13
Quoting JessieLeeAnne:" They chose me because I have taught her brother when he was 4. She was two at the time and they trust ... [snip!] ... were sending her to. They really didn't come out and say I needed to do it, but she is hinting around to it an awful lot. "


Just be honest. Explain that you believe that it should be up to the parents to teach their children about religion and that you don't feel comfortable doing it.



Different Christian denominations have different ways of approaching the Bible. Some recognize it as parabolic, while others view it as more literal and actual history.

Bad Things 1 child; Blacksburg, SC, United States 15788 posts
28th Jan '13
Quoting speaktruth2powr:" Just be honest. Explain that you believe that it should be up to the parents to teach their children ... [snip!] ... ways of approaching the Bible. Some recognize it as parabolic, while others view it as more literal and actual history. "


That sounds good. Thanks!

Kimmy Gibbler 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8039 posts
28th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting speaktruth2powr:</b>" Yes, they have one child. But if other children go to the daycare, it isn't fair for them to have ... [snip!] ... through Bible Study because one kid's parent wants the caregiver to do it. If they want that much control, hire a nanny..."</blockquote>




OP said other children don't go there. Of course if it was an actual daycare, that would be an absurd request, but since it's just their child that OP is taking care of, I don't think it's extremely unusual for parents to ask that specific things be done.

speaktruth2powr 2 kids; Ontario 45013 posts
29th Jan '13
Quoting Asher's mommy [Expecting :" <blockquote><b>Quoting speaktruth2powr:</b>" Yes, they have one child. But if other ... [snip!] ... their child that OP is taking care of, I don't think it's extremely unusual for parents to ask that specific things be done."


Specific things like, "Don't let my child watch television" or "Please make sure they eat fresh vegetables three times a day"....not, "Please teach my child about MY religious beliefs".



It's very, very different.

Destinite TTC since May 2011; 1 child; 2 angel babies; Florida 30892 posts
29th Jan '13

Nope. If they want religion in the kids day to day, they really should have their kids in a private school/preschool.