“This unique resource will help parents looking for useful ideas and information on being a nonreligious family. Recommended for public libraries.” Library Journal
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.
I am really enjoying this book and how easy it is to read. It's funny, straightforward, and has really great suggestions for activities as well as helpful examples. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Savannah
I liked both of the McGowan books we bought. In a country saturated by the prevailing nonsense that one needs the church or gods to be good parents or raise ethical children, it is... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Dawhitley
I purchased this book along with Parenting Beyond Belief.
This book is an amazing book, well-written and reader-friendly. Read more
After leaving my very religious upbringing behind me, this was a great resource for how to parent in the real world. I found the advice very practical and helpful. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Betsy Brady
I am so happy I found a book like this to help me help my daughter maintain her sense of wonder and how to engage in learning with her in such a heavily religious societyPublished 6 months ago by cortney
Dale, Molleen, Amanda and Jane really pull out all the stops for this book. While much of the information was not immediately useable for my 2y/o, it gave me a lot to think about... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Jared
I read this earlier in the year with a free Safari trial. Full disclosure: I'm an Evangelical Christian, so I read it less as a guide for non-religious child-rearing and more for... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Mama Wrench
Overall, I appreciated this book and felt that it will be a good resource for me as I begin to have the important conversations with my son. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Jennafer Price