Hat tip to Martin Rundkvist at Aardvarchaeology for bringing attention to this upcoming book.
I don’t have kids, but there’s been a long discussion on the topic of raising kids sans superstition in the forums. This book should be of interest to those of you who are parents trying to raise superstition-free children. Plus it looks like it will be a lot of fun, too. Just check out the list of contributors to this anthology!
Parenting Beyond Belief: On Raising Ethical, Caring Kids Without Religion by Dale McGowan (Editor)
Book Description (from Amazon)
Foreword by Michael Shermer, Ph.D.
Contributors include Richard Dawkins, Penn Jillette, Julia Sweeney, and Dr. Donald B. Ardell
Itâ€™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.
Anyone interested in having this as our May reading selection? I’ll see if we can line up short interviews with some of the contributors.
Sorry, but I still can’t figure out how to post pictures on this frakking blog, so there’s no cover photo. :-(