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Raising Kids In God-obsessed Culture

How I Learned To Parent Godless Children

My children have heard me take “the Lord’s name in vain.” These expressions slip out as easily as expletives and are part of my vernacular, even though I don’t believe in God. God is not exactly welcome in our home. I’m not a hater (at least not a...

How To Be An Atheist Parent

Being an atheist in a religious culture can be a challenging situation and being an atheist parent is an even more daunting position for one to be in. Have you ever asked yourself how you can be an atheist parent? This article will provide some gu...

Dealing With Spiritual Abuse

My oldest daughter, L, is now in the 3rd grade. Recently she brought home a Chick tract, which a girl in her class brought to give everyone in the 3rd grade. The tract is a “comic” designed to appeal to kids and get their attention, turning the st...

Atheist Parents Are Better Than Religious Parents

One of the more common arguments for the necessity of religion in the life of a child is that it helps them develop a moral compass. A study was recently undertaken by Vern Bengston, a professor at USC, and determined that atheist parents have the...

An Atheist Mother’S Promise

I wrote this blog post quite a long time ago for Parenting Beyond Belief, a great blog that you can find here. I thought I’d share it on my own blog as well. Every day, your dad and I are humbled by the responsibility of parenthood. Not only by th...

10 Commandments For Talking To Your Kids About Religion

Secularism is on the rise. Between 2012 and 2014 alone, some 7.5 million Americans lost their religious faith. And a great many of them are parents — or will be someday. So how do we, as first-generation secular parents, go about talking to our ki...

Atheist Parents Comfort Children About Death Without Talk Of God Or Heaven

For Julie Drizin, being an atheist parent means being deliberate. She rewrote the words to “Silent Night” when her daughters were babies to remove words like “holy,” found a secular Sunday school where the children light candles “of understanding,...

How India Is Forcing Religion Into The Classroom

The business of education is education, not religion. Someone tell that to Manohar Lal Khattar, who wants to literally jam the Gita down the throats of students from class I onwards. Kids who don't even know how to recite the Hindi alphabet will h...

Religion In Indian Education: Neutral Or Prohibitive?

Day two of the Think­Edu conclave started with a bang, with a to­pic that usually sends individuals of this diverse country into uber-sensitive mode — ‘Secularism in education: for or against?’ While chairperson Shankkar Aiyar, author and analyst,...

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Parenting - values | 0-18y

Raising Kids In God-obsessed Culture

Gokul ChandrasekarGokul Chandrasekar
Atheist. Say it over and over again and it sounds like a meaningless label. I prefer to call myself a humanist.