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Parenting beyond Belief: On Raising Ethical, Caring Kids without Religion

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“Dale McGowan has assembled an invaluable sourcebook on an issue that must be of great concern to everyone but narrow dogmatists. How do we raise our children to think for themselves on religious and ethical questions? Can we avoid religious indoctrination without inoculating our children against religion? As a parent, as the pastor of a diverse congregation, as a freethinker, and as a counselor to mixed-faith couples, I have had occasion to think much on these questions. So have the contributors to this fine volume. Here you will find real help.” — Robert M. Price, Ph.D., Author of The Incredible Shrinking Son of Man, Jesus Seminar cofounder

Why am I here? What happens after we die? These are some of the hardest questions a child can ask, and they are even harder for parents to answer. Explaining the meaning of life to your children can be challenging enough when you have the support of a built-in community with a religious leader like a pastor or a rabbi. If you’ve chosen to raise your children without religion, it can be even more daunting.

Parenting Beyond Belief helps you celebrate the freedom that comes with raising kids without formal indoctrination and advises parents on the most effective way to raise freethinking, empathetic, and compassionate children. With contributions from some of the most celebrated secular educators, doctors, psychologists, and philosophers, as well as wisdom from everyday parents, the book offers tips and insights on a variety of topics, from interreligious marriages to coping with death and loss, and from religious holidays to morality.

Sensitive and timely, Parenting Beyond Belief features reflections from such freethinkers as Mark Twain; Richard Dawkins; Bertrand Russell; psychologist Dr. Jean Mercer; comedian Julia Sweeney; entertainer Penn Jillette; Norm R. Allen, Jr., the executive director of African Americans for Humanism (AAH); Dan Barker, the author of Losing Faith in Faith; and wellness guru Dr. Don Adel. From the humorous “Little Bessie Would Assist Providence” to the poignant “Dealing with Death in the Secular Family,” these contributions offer guidance on the common issues you find yourself facing every day.

At once delightful and enlightening, this is the first book of its kind to show secular parents that they are not alone in their quest to raise caring, independent, and open-minded children.

Dale McGowan, Ph.D., holds degrees in the arts and sciences from UC Berkeley, UCLA, and the University of Minnesota. In addition to a 15-year teaching career, he was editor and featured essayist for the Family Issues section of the Atheist Alliance Web Center.

Synopsis:

Foreword by Michael Shermer, Ph.D.

Contributors include Richard Dawkins, Penn Jillette, Julia Sweeney, and Dr. Donald B. Ardell

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, Richard Dawkins, Bertrand Russell, and wellness guru Dr. Don Ardell that will empower every parent to raise both caring and independent children without constraints.

Synopsis:

Foreword by Michael Shermer, Ph.D.

Contributors include Richard Dawkins, Penn Jillette, Julia Sweeney, and Dr. Donald B. Ardell

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, Richard Dawkins, Bertrand Russell, and wellness guru Dr. Don Ardell that will empower every parent to raise both caring and independent children without constraints.

About the Author

Dale McGowan, Ph.D. (Minneapolis, MN) holds degrees in the arts and sciences from UC Berkeley, UCLA, and the University of Minnesota. In addition to a 15-year teaching career, he was editor and featured essayist for the Family Issues section of the Atheist Alliance WebCenter.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Foreword by Michael Shermer

Preface

Acknowledgments

Chapter One Personal Reflections

Introduction

Navigating Around the Dinner Table Julia Sweeney

Thinking My Way to Adulthood Norm R. Allen, Jr.

Good and Bad Reasons for Believing Richard Dawkins

Growing Up Godless: How I Survived Amateur Secular Parenting Emily Rosa

I’d Rather Play Outside Anne Nicol Gaylor

My Father’s House Dan Barker

Passing Down the Joy of Not Collecting Stamps Penn Jillette

Additional Resources

Chapter Two Living with Religion

Introduction

Parenting in a Secular/Religious Marriage Pete Wernick, Ph.D.

On Being Religiously Literate Rev. Dr. Roberta Nelson

Choosing Your Battles Stu Tanquist

Teaching Children to Stand on Principle—Even When the Going Gets Tough Margaret Downey

Secular Schooling Ed Buckner, Ph.D.

Additional Resources

Chapter Three Holidays and Celebrations

Introduction

Humanist Ceremonies Jane Wynne Willson

Losing the “Holy” and Keeping the “Day” Dale McGowan, Ph.D.

To Easter Bunny or Not to Easter Bunny? Noell Hyman

Additional Resources

Chapter Four On Being and Doing Good

Introduction

Morality and Evil Gareth B.Matthews, Ph.D.

Behaving Yourself:Moral Development in the Secular Family Jean Mercer, Ph.D.

Take Two Tablets and Call Me in the Morning Edgar “Yip” Harburg

On Being Good for Good Reasons: Commandments vs. Principles David Koepsell, JD, Ph.D.

Additional Resources

Chapter Five Values and Virtues, Meaning and Purpose

Introduction

Double Vision: Teaching Our Twins Pride and Respect Shannon and Matthew Cherry

Seven Secular Virtues: Humility, Empathy, Courage, Honesty, Openness, Generosity, and Gratitude Dale McGowan, Ph.D.

Supporting Your Children in Their Quest for the Meaning of Life! Donald B. Ardell, Ph.D.

What Your Kids Won’t Learn in School Annie Laurie Gaylor

A Sixty-Second Reckoned Roll of Freethinkers Historical Dale McGowan, Ph.D.

Parenting and the Arts James Herrick

Additional Resources

Chapter Six Death and Consolation

Introduction

Before and After Yip Harburg

The End, As We Know It Noell Hyman

Dealing with Death in the Secular Family Rev. Dr. Kendyl Gibbons

Small Comforts Yip Harburg

Additional Resources

Chapter Seven Wondering and Questioning

Introduction

Little Bessie Would Assist Providence Mark Twain

Thoughts on Raising a Curious, Creative, Freethinking Child Robert E. Kay, MD

The Family Road Trip: Discovering the Self Behind My Eyes Amy Hilden, Ph.D.

Does God Exist? Stephen Law, D. Phil.

Additional Resources

Chapter Eight Jaw-Dropping, Mind-Buzzing Science

Introduction

Teaching Kids to Yawn at Counterfeit Wonder Dale McGowan, Ph.D.

Natural Wonders Amanda Chesworth

We’ve Come a Long Way, Buddy Yip Harburg

The Idea That Changed the World Kristan Lawson

Additional Resources

Chapter Nine Seeking Community

Introduction

Building the Secular Community—However Slowly Pete Wernick, Ph.D.

Summer Camp Beyond Belief Amanda K.Metskas and August E. Brunsman IV

Let’s Get Organized Bobbie Kirkhart

Additional Resources

Glossary

Additional Resources—General

About the Authors

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780814474266
Author:
McGowan, Dale
Publisher:
AMACOM/American Management Association
Foreword by:
Shermer, Michael
Foreword:
Shermer, Michael
Subject:
Parenting
Subject:
Atheism
Subject:
Religious education of children
Subject:
Parenting - General
Subject:
Ethics & Morals
Subject:
Parenting -- Religious aspects.
Subject:
General Family & Relationships
Subject:
General
Subject:
Child Care and Parenting-General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20070431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1.1 lb
Age Level:
18

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Foreword by Michael Shermer, Ph.D.

Contributors include Richard Dawkins, Penn Jillette, Julia Sweeney, and Dr. Donald B. Ardell

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, Richard Dawkins, Bertrand Russell, and wellness guru Dr. Don Ardell that will empower every parent to raise both caring and independent children without constraints.

"Synopsis" by ,

Foreword by Michael Shermer, Ph.D.

Contributors include Richard Dawkins, Penn Jillette, Julia Sweeney, and Dr. Donald B. Ardell

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, Richard Dawkins, Bertrand Russell, and wellness guru Dr. Don Ardell that will empower every parent to raise both caring and independent children without constraints.

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