I am curious about something. I currently take my 5-year-old daughter into the confessional with me for a few reasons:
Usually I don’t have anyone to watch her and I don’t want to be in a closed room an not see her. So it makes me feel secure and comfortable when confessing.
I think it’s probably good that she sees that mommy isn’t flawless and that I answer to and seek forgiveness from God
It teaches her about sin, forgiveness and penance.
At what point should I stop taking her in the confessional with me (or should I not being doing this at all). I know my priest knows I do it (or at least he knows the person on the other side of the screen has a child with her because he can hear her and has mentioned hearing her. But he’s never told me not to take her again (she sits quietly and listens, but you can still her her move, cough sometimes, etc).