Re: WWYD: Talking to kids about religion?
Personally, I would not do it. I don't have any kind of degree related to religion...but religion is a very personal thing. I think it would be too easy to offend or somehow upset the parents, or tell the child something that wouldn't sit well with them... It just seems like a sticky situation. All kids have hard questions, but IMO, this is a question for the girl's parents. If the parents don't know, a good answer would be "I don't know sweetie, let's look this up and we'll both learn." I would probably feel differently if I knew the parents and the child well, but that doesn't sound like the case here. If you do talk to her, I would talk to the Mom quite a bit first, to make she she's not going to have a cow over something you say.