I know this is an older post, but I wanted to respond. Arcane, excellent advice. I agree 100%.
When my youngest son was in middle school, he had to deal with some particularly nasty bullies. For his birthday, he asked if he could stay home, because he wanted just one day where he could be happy and not deal with these other boys. That absolutely broke my heart. I kept him home that day, and took a chance…
I normally keep the majority of my occult workings very private. I’ve always been mindful that children are sponges. I will have intellectual discussion about religion, magic, and spirituality, but I don’t want to put my opinions into their heads. It’s important to me that they choose their own path through their own journey in this life.
That being said, I went out to my back patio that day with my boy, and drew a circle. I got him a few things so he could visualize, and I did a ritual binding with with him. He made a small effigy, put it in a box, and bound these bullies with thick black ribbon and a pretty potent ritual. I gave him the power to undo the binding if he ever felt like he needed to.
The bullying soon stopped. My son became much happier and walked with more enthusiasm in his step. That day in our back yard, he took control of his destiny.
That box stayed in his room on top of his bookshelf for years. Last year, he graduated high school and went away to basic training in the military. Before he left, we packed up his things. He gave me the box and asked me to keep it for him. Told me it was an important part of his childhood, and he wanted me to keep it safe.
I knew I had done the right thing. We have to protect our babies. It’s important for us to give them the tools to control their lives. Sometimes, that means dusting their world with a bit of magic.