• TL/DR: We have raised our almost 8 yr old daughter
to believe she's a Witch from an old Wizarding family.
We're looking for more sophisticated and creative ideas
from the community to keep this thing
going.
Since our daughter was 5 and my wife and I first
started reading her the Harry Potter books we have told
her that she is a witch and that the Wizarding World is
real. She is almost 8 and as her questions have gotten
deeper, we've kept building the illusion with more details
about our family genealogy and its connection to book
characters, stories about times we used magic (and
the life and moral lessons we learned about it). She has
processed many difficult subjects like racism, climate
change and even the Coronavirus through this lens.
Before other parents judge or lecture :We know
it's gas-lighting and that eventually she'll have be
disappointed and have trust issues with us when she
learns the truth. We justify it that we are adding magic
to her childhood, and giving her motivation to reach
her full (magical) potential (since she needs to study
hard to be accepted to Hogwarts). We've asked serious
questions of her teachers and they think it's more
awesome and creative than damaging. (At the very
worst case, my take is that it's analogous to children
being raised to believe that traditional religious stories
are true and that when the truth hits it will teach her to
ask critical questions and not accept everything she
hears or reads at face value.)
We're looking for more ideas for how to inject little
bits of Harry Potter magic into every day life using
technology, crafts and adding more details to the fanfic
that is our lives.
I'm gonna blow my brains out - I'm gonna blow my brains out
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    • Dude imagine if she gets mugged later in life she's gonna pull out her wand and do some "expelliarmus" and the guy's gonna break her nose and stab her
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    • Ok, that's child abuse. That is mental abuse. That is fucked up. That child needs to be taken from them because the foster care system will leave that child LESS fucked up.
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    • These are people who say Christians indoctrinate their kids
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    • Legally child abuse
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    • Thats it. Im putting together a hit squad and beating the everloving fuck out of Harry Potter fans. Who wanna join
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    • How much do you want to bet these guys are massive Warren supporters
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    • Take the parents out first
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    • I refuse to believe this is real
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    • "at least she's not Christian."
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    • Have buzfed videotape it
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    • At least with religion you have the morality to not do this. Tf outta here with that mental abuse.
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    • This is fucked
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    • Wtf
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    • Gotta be fake
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    • "You wouldn't understand you Muggle"
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    • Ideal parents 🙏
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    • Can’t be real
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    • convincing your child you have magic powers is much more harmful than teaching them there’s a god that loves them. When that child realizes they don’t have magic powers it’ll hurt a lot more than santa or the tooth fairy.
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    • WTF is it about that damn series that the libs like so much? Is it purely because Rowling is leftist as well?
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