What concerns should I have about scientology and children?
December 26, 2013 8:53 AM Subscribe
How concerned should I be about the involvement of my nephew (12 yrs) and niece (10 yrs) in Scientology?
posted by anonymous to Human Relations (34 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I don't know enough about Scientology to even know what questions to ask. My niece and nephew are being taken to Scientology "church" by their mother, my former SIL. Even more concerning is the fact that they have been withdrawn from school and are now attending the S. Center for their education. They get up very early every morning and go there for some sort of daily ritual before breakfast, school and other activities. This has been going on for about six months.
My brother sees the kids regularly but is taking a passive stance on this, for several reasons including (I believe) an unwillingness to upset the applecart, both with his kids and with their mother. Their mother is trying to get my brother to attend the church too; he is not interested.
What specific concerns should I have? What experiences have you had with Scientology, specifically regarding children? Thanks for your help.