Bringing children to music festivals?
We’ve all wandered around a music festival and seen all the kids running around with (and sometimes without) their parents. The beautiful free spirit of a child always brings good vibes to a festival, but is it right to bring a child to a music festival?
Let’s take a closer look. Bringing the kids to music festivals can easily go one of two ways. On one hand, kids love to play and a music festival is the ultimate playground. Parents can enjoy the festival and kids can, well, be kids. Children are beautiful creatures of expression and the creative nature of a music festival caters to that perfectly. I personally love to see children covered in glitter & playing with their hula hoop. Kids will always be beings of light and deserve the festival as much as the festival deserves the kids! This is one perspective on the topic.
On the other hand, should children be exposed to a world of alcohol, bad language, and cigarette smoke? Probably not. Music festivals are full of potentially harmful substances as well as energies. Pair that with the high risk of them running off at midnight during your favorite set, and you have a handful to worry about. It turns out it may not be worth saving money on a babysitter. Exposing kids at too young of an age to certain behaviors can have a long-lasting effect on their upbringing and well-being.
Festivals can be a ‘mixed bag’, and we will never know what the next one will bring. We can’t shelter our kids from everything in the world, so if you do take the little one to a fest, always keep that mama bear energy consciousness! We cannot always allow fear-based thoughts to control our life decisions, so follow that inner flow and truth and you will never be wrongly guided!