Are they ready?
In an episode of the Parenting for Faith podcast, Rachel answered a question from a listener about how to help her child decide if they are ready for confirmation - which might also apply if a child or young person are offered a chance to be baptised or take communion.
- Know your church's policy - which may cover ages at which things are offered and expectations for how children are prepared.
- Prepare your child ahead of time: create a framework by sharing stories of your own experiences, take them to other people's confirmation or baptism or communion and talk them through it.
- Help them know what the next step is and how to take it.
- Have your own sense of what you want to see in your kid to know that they are ready.