How to Talk to Your Children about Religion

When it’s appropriate to introduce the subject of religion with youngsters varies from family to family. But it’s important to encourage wonder and inquiry from a young age. Your child’s inherent curiosity about the universe, the natural world, and mortality provides an excellent opportunity to explain religious ideas in terms they can grasp.

Modifying the Conversation for Their Age

Young Children

Don’t become complicated. Storytelling and fundamental ideas like community, helping others, and kindness should take center stage.

School-aged Kids

Be open and honest with them when they ask questions, and learn about other faiths by reading books, watching age-appropriate films, or even going to a church or synagogue together.


Promote analytical thinking and candid conversation. Adolescents may struggle with uncertainty or hold firm beliefs. Give them your undivided attention as you make it comfortable for them to talk about their beliefs.

Set a Good Example

A person’s personal spiritual path can have a significant impact. Young minds are very perceptive. Give them an example of how your religious beliefs and practices impact your daily life.


Religion is a topic that can and should be discussed with children at all times. They can learn to think for themselves and discover their place in the world if you encourage their natural curiosity, adapt your approach to their age, and set a good example.

Important Facts to Know when Engaging in Isopod Breeding as a Hobby and Business

wood isopod Many Isopod hobbyists now experience fulfilment in the sale of isopod species as there is currently a growing demand for organisms that consume dead or rotting organic materials. Scientifically known as a kind of detritivore, isopods are generally responsible for recycling and reintroducing vital elements like carbon, calcium, potassium, phosphorus and nitrogen back into the soil to improve its fertility.

As a detritivore organism, isopods help keep the energy flow circulating in an ecosystem by chewing and digesting decomposed dead and rotten organic materials, which they subsequently reintroduce to the soil through their litter trails.

Breeding Isopods as a Hobby

wood lice isopodsMany isopod enthusiasts find it easy and economical to engage in isopod breeding as a hobby since it’s a massive order of terrestrial crustaceans with over 10,000 known varying species. Most hobbyists collect isopods in different shapes and sizes that exist and thrive in various types of habitats.

Enthusiasts who keep isopods as pets place them in enclosures where they are the primary inhabitants. They are low cost and low maintenance pets since they can exist in various settings. However, expert isopod breeders give advice not to place a variety of isopods in a single enclosure as these terrestrial crustaceans have a tendency to act competitively and aggressively toward other specoes as a means for survival.

It’s a different condition altogether when isopods are introduced as secondary inhabitants in a live vivarium designed for other animals. As secondary inhabitants, they take on the role of being the cleanup crew and in some cases, also feed in an enclosed area for keeping specific types of animals underbusiness observation, like reptiles, arachnids, amphibians and the likes. Isopods are also food for a variety of small predators such as spiders, beetles, centipedes and small mammals.

Although hobbyists typically collect species found mostly in terrestrial environments, many isopod enthusiasts also take interest in ocean-dwelling varieties. These are isopods equipped with pleopods, which are limbs used for swimming and respiration. While terrestrial isopods are usually small and tiny, measuring only a few millimetres long, the deep sea species can grow much larger in sizes measuring 16 inches up to 20 inches long. Actually, it’s a characteristic observed as common to deep sea animals because of the so called abyssal or deep-sea gigantism phenomenon.

Hobbyists transitioning into selling isopod species as a business have to commit to maintaining high quality care of the isopods from feeding up to the shipping of the terrestrial crustaceans. 

Engaging in Isopod Breeding as Hobbyist and Entrepreneur

Hobbyists transitioning into selling isopod species as a business have to commit to maintaining high quality care of the isopods from feeding up to the shipping of the terrestrial crustaceans.

Quality care denotes providing them with food that offers beneficial nutrients. As primary inhabitants of an enclosure, the practical diet for most isopods are dead leaf litter. Quality feeding of isopods involves boiling of all dead leaves introduced as isopod feeds inside an enclosure. Doing so is a means of preventing contamination by any external pathogens   

Occasionally, some isopod hobbyists give treats in the form of fish flakes, overripe fruits and even dog biscuits as a source of protein. However, these types of food are strongly contested  by other isopod breeders since they tend to attract flies, bugs and detritivorous mites. Their proliferation inside an enclosure or vivarium can adversely affect the balanced ecosystem in the enclosed environment.    

When shipping isopods to online customers, conscientious isopod entrepreneurs increase individual shipments with a 20% overcount to cover for potential losses that might occur while in transit.