Raising Freethinkers

Author: Dale McGowan
Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
ISBN: 0814410979
Size: 11.42 MB
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Praised by Newsweek as “a compelling read” and Library Journal as “accessible and down-to-earth,” Dale McGowan’s Parenting Beyond Belief offered freethinking parents everywhere a compassionate introduction to raising caring, ethical children without religious guidance. Now, for the more than 40 million people in the United States who identify themselves as nonreligious, Raising Freethinkers offers solutions to the unique challenges secular parents face and provides specific answers to common questions, as well as over 100 activities for both parents and their children. This book covers every important topic nonreligious parents need to know to help their children with their own moral and intellectual development, including advice on religious-extended-family issues, death and life, secular celebrations, wondering and questioning, and more. Complete with reviews of books, DVDs, curricula, educational toys, and online resources relevant to each chapter topic, Raising Freethinkers helps parents raise their children with confidence.

Parenting Beyond Belief

Author: Dale MCGOWAN
Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
ISBN: 9780814437421
Size: 19.51 MB
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Why am I here? What happens after we die? These are some of the hardest questions a child can ask—and even harder for parents to answer, especially if you’ve chosen to raise your child without religion. Gathering the perspectives of educators and psychologists, as well as wisdom from everyday parents, Parenting Beyond Belief offers insights and advice on a wide range of topics including: Instilling values Finding meaning and purpose Navigating holidays Coping with loss Finding community without religion...and more The second edition of this secular parenting bestseller brings back reflections from such celebrated freethinkers as Richard Dawkins and Julia Sweeney, and adds new voices including journalist Wendy Thomas Russell, essayist Katherine Ozment, sociologist Phil Zuckerman, and many others. Wise, entertaining, and deeply supportive, the book will empower parents in their quest to raise ethical, compassionate, and open-minded children—without religion.

Parenting Without God

Author: Dan Arel
Publisher: Pitchstone Publishing (US&CA)
ISBN: 9781634310468
Size: 13.79 MB
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One of the very few parenting books written specifically for the 1 in 5 Americans who lack a belief in God "Parenting Without God" is for parents who lack belief in a god and who are seeking guidance on raising freethinkers in a Christian-dominated nation. It will help parents give their children the tools to stand up to attempts at religious proselytization, whether by teachers, coaches, friends, or even other family members. It also offers advice on teaching children to question what others tell them and to reach their own conclusions based on evidence and reason. Above all, the book argues that parents should lead by example--both by speaking candidly about the importance of secularism and by living an openly secular life.

Good Thunder

Author: Dale McGowan
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781450073356
Size: 14.47 MB
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Three days have passed since everything at the College of St. Bernadette took a nosedive. (Ooh, bad choice of words.) Those left behind are struggling to make sense of the strange events of that night in their own ways. As they prepare for the funeral of the strangest victim of all, it suddenly becomes clear that something has been lost...and found.

In Faith And In Doubt

Author: DALE MCGOWAN
Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
ISBN: 9780814433737
Size: 18.47 MB
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Interfaith marriages fail more often than same-faith partnerships. So what are the chances of survival for the ultimate mixed marriage--one between religious and nonreligious partners? Nearly 20 percent of Americans now self-identify as nonreligious, including millions who are married to religious believers. Despite the differences, many of these marriages succeed beautifully. In this landmark book, popular author and secular humanist Dale McGowan explores some of the stories of these unions, whose very endurance flies in the face of conventional wisdom, including his own marriage to a believing Christian--a loving partnership that remains strong after three kids and 22 years. Drawing on sociology, psychology, and real-life experience, he shares: ● Negotiation tips that set the stage for harmonious relationships ● Strategies for dealing with pressure from extended family ● Profiles of families who have successfully blended different world views ● Insights for helping kids make their own choices about religious identity ● Advice for handling holidays, churchgoing, baptism, circumcision, religious literacy, and more The first book of its kind, In Faith and In Doubt helps partners navigate the complexities of their situation while celebrating the extraordinary richness it affords their relationship, their children, and those around them.