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to be concerned over DS' dads partner ? - Witchcraft

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Katie08 Wed 05-Dec-12 16:01:46

H and I divorced 5 years ago, amicable split and he had our DS 50:50 split with me.

He works full time and his mum will collect DS on a Monday from school however he has now informed me that his new gf will be collecting DS. He has met her online and she's been staying with them for about 2 week now but has pretty much moved in full time. My DS has come back twice this week now saying "He'll cast a spell on people he doesn't like" hmm

I thought nothing more off it until he asked me this afternoon for a set of robes. I asked a few more questions about why he wants this and was told XW has said I need some if I am join in with her ceremonies.

I'm a active member of the Methodist church and DS is christened, we attend each week. H used to attend but his faith is his business.

I've spoken to him this afternoon to find out what's been going on, he's told me his New gf is a witch, is an active member and he's interested in it a bit now as well. When I asked what DS has been involved in he said he thinks his gf ha probably done a few ceremonies and spells with him and what's the harm ?

Am I being unreasonable to ask that DS is NOT to be involved in this ? It makes me really uncomfortable. DS is 8 and very impressionable.

pigletmania Thu 06-Dec-12 10:24:33

I think that she can, this woman sounds quite dangerous, not te witchcraft but trying to influence a chid she bearly knows. Would be limiting contact then I this continues. Noway would I be happy with that, and allow a stranger who does not sound quite right to be so influential

AndABigBirdInaPearTree Thu 06-Dec-12 10:36:01

How can you limit contact if the child is in dad's care during that time? They have a 50:50 split.

pigletmania Thu 06-Dec-12 12:32:47

I certainly would find a way

EldritchCleavage Thu 06-Dec-12 13:47:42

That her religion is Wicca isn't the issue.

The fact that she has only been on the scene 30 seconds and is already trying to influence DS's beliefs (as well as, let's face it, in all probability engaging in a power struggle with his observant Christian mother), is the issue.

And telling an 8 year old you barely know to call you 'Mama' is bonkers and irresponsible.

Is there any prospect of meeting your ex, just the two of you, to ask him gently to put the brakes on what this woman is doing with your DS?

SolidGoldFrankensteinandmurgh Thu 06-Dec-12 20:17:25

Big Bird is right in that there is not much that can be done legally to put the brakes on this woman's behaviour unless there is evidence of it being harmful (eg, she wanted to extend her 'religious instruction' to the point of giving him drugs or something). That's why I asked, as well, whether the child's father is at all likely to listen to the OP's concerns.

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