I’m not sure this falls in the category of ethics — although my mother thinks it does — so much as just simple advice. My daughter is at that age (pre-teen) where she is intrigued with the occult. But it seems to be bordering on an obsession. She watches that “Long Island Medium” TV show, checks books about witchcraft out of the library, and goes over to the house of a friend who owns a Ouija board for “séances.” My mother says I should stop her on religious grounds (we’re Catholic). I feel it’s just too weird and that black lipstick and Satan worship is next (so maybe my mother’s right!). Why can’t she just play soccer like her friends???
— Elvira’s Mother