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Raising Children Without Religion

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The question of raising children without religion has been raised several times. And I have several times noted that I consider it essential that parents pass on not just their agnosticism, but a rational for agnosticism to protect the children from the overwhelming presence of religion and religious symbolism in day-to-day life.

The purpose of this little article is to provide some possible resources - books for parents to read, and for their children to read. But don't just give a book to the child - be prepared to discuss it. All links are to the book on the US Amazon site - but it may be worthwhile to shop around.

Raising Freethinkers: A Practical Guide for Parenting Beyond Belief - Dale McGowan

Parenting Beyond Belief: On Raising Ethical, Caring Kids Without Religion - Dale McGowan

Maybe Right, Maybe Wrong: A Guide for Young Thinkers - by Dan Barker

Maybe Yes, Maybe No: A Guide for Young Skeptics - by Dan Barker

How Do You Know It's True?: Discovering the Difference Between Science and Superstition - Hyman Ruchlis

Darwin and Evolution for Kids: His Life and Ideas with 21 Activities - Kristan Lawson