Parenting Beyond Belief

Parenting Beyond Belief

On Raising Ethical, Caring Kids Without Religion

eBook - 2007
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Foreword by Michael Shermer, Ph.D. Contributors include Penn Jillette, Julia Sweeney, and Dr. Donald B. Ardell This is an abridged edition of the print classic. It does not include essays by Richard Dawkins or Stephen Law. Please consult the print edition for these essays. It's hard enough to live a secular life in a religious world. And bringing up children without religious influence can be even more daunting. Despite the difficulties, a large and growing number of parents are choosing to raise their kids without religion. In Parenting Beyond Belief, Dale McGowan celebrates the freedom that comes with raising kids without formal indoctrination and advises parents on the most effective way to raise freethinking children. With advice from educators, doctors, psychologists, and philosophers as well as wisdom from everyday parents, the book offers tips and insights on a variety of topics, from "mixed marriages" to coping with death and loss, and from morality and ethics to dealing with holidays. Sensitive and timely, Parenting Beyond Belief features reflections from such freethinkers as Mark Twain, Bertrand Russell, and wellness guru Dr. Don Ardell that will empower every parent to raise both caring and independent children without constraints.
Publisher: New York : American Management Association, c2007.
ISBN: 9780814420027
0814420028
Branch Call Number: ELECTRONIC RESOURCE
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiv, 290 p.)
Additional Contributors: McGowan, Dale

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Jan 20, 2018

As a grandfather trying to grips with questions about `the majority Christian culture' in which we find ourselves, *Parenting...* was very helpful to me. A great variety of writers provides slightly shifting points of view as well as very varied backgrounds. My favourite might be Julia Sweeney the `reformed' Catholic. McGowan provides a preface to each Chapter which is also useful. The resources described towards the end are almost overwhelming - where to start with further investigations.

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