Parenting Beyond Belief

On Raising Ethical, Caring Kids Without Religion

 Parenting Beyond Belief

Author: Dale McGowan
Pub Date: December 2016
Print Edition: $17.95
Print ISBN: 9780814437414
Page Count: 304
Format: Paper or Softback
Edition: Second Edition
e-Book ISBN: 9780814437421

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Overview

“Parents on both sides of the culture war will find this book a compelling read.” — Newsweek

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.

About the Author

DALE MCGOWAN was named Harvard Humanist of the Year and is the founder of the nonprofit Foundation Beyond Belief. He is the author of Raising Freethinkers and In Faith and in Doubt.

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