Psychics traditionally operated out of storefronts or perhaps at carnivals and amusement parks. Today, there are more ways than ever for psychics to advertise their services. There are psychic hotlines you can call as well as websites where you can buy chat sessions. It’s important to educate your children about this phenomenon. Here are three important truths to explain to your kids about psychics.
The Future Can’t be Predicted With Certainty
Whether you believe in psychic phenomena or not, the future is never fixed in stone. Even the best psychics and spiritual advisors will admit as much. They’ll give you probabilities or possibilities but let you know that you always have free will. Certain experiments in quantum physics suggest that the future can affect the past, implying that everything is determined. On the other hand, quantum theory also deals with probabilities and parallel universes. Most scientists, philosophers and even psychics believe we have some measure of free will.
This means that you should tell your kids to be wary of anyone who claims to be able to predict the future with certainty. Most likely, such a person is being dishonest or, at the very least, arrogant. If you’re going to patronize psychics, stick to ones who are humble enough to admit that the future is always uncertain.
Some Psychics are Scam Artists
There are a variety of psychic scams that you should explain to your kids. In general, if someone promises to do something outrageous for a large sum of money, it’s a scam. For example, some psychics will tell you that there’s a curse or hex on you that must be removed. Another common scam is to claim that a deceased relative is trying to communicate with you. The message turns out to involve handing money or property over to the psychic for some unlikely reason.
It’s best to approach psychics with an open yet skeptical mind. Your skepticism should be more pronounced if a psychic is asking for a large sum of money. Make sure your kids understand that, under no circumstances, should they trust someone who tries to sell them a costly trinket, ritual or magical service.
Psychics Have a Variety of Billing Methods
There are many ways to purchase psychic readings. There are straightforward exchanges where you pay a certain amount for a single reading. This is usually the case when you visit psychics in person. It’s also how you might order an astrology chart or other types of reading online. However, you and your kids should be aware that many psychics also charge by the minute. This is typically the case when you talk to psychics on the phone or purchase chat sessions.
Psychic hotlines and websites usually advertise a certain rate that you pay per minute. Sometimes there’s a free or discounted amount of time so you can decide whether to continue with the reading. “Keep in mind that, after this amount of time elapses, you’ll be paying the normal rate,” said The Psychic Line. For example, some psychics charge one dollar for the first five minutes and then anywhere from $1.99 to over $10 per minute.
Many companies have hundreds of psychics, with each person setting his or her own rate. More experienced and supposedly more gifted psychics charge more. Since psychic readings are quite subjective, it can be hard to determine whether someone is offering good value until you get a reading. Many sites have ratings and reviews to help you decide. If your children are interested in psychics, you should make sure they understand how the billing works. They should also be alert to the common practice of psychics trying to keep you on the phone as long as possible to raise the cost. If you’re footing the bill for your kids’ phone or online sessions, it’s especially important to monitor their spending.
These are some of the main points you should teach your children about psychics. It can be fun and informative to talk to a psychic. At the same time, you have to be alert and skeptical. Kids should approach such activities in a spirit of entertainment and not take the process too seriously.