Atheist Parenting

There is an interesting discussion over at PhD in Parenting in a post called Approaching Heaven, Mummies and Infinity about raising kids without religion. As happens to me a fair bit, I began to leave a comment that became so long I brought it over here and turned it into a blog post of my own. Thanks to Annie for the nudge. My boys ...

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Helping Your Kids Combat Homophobia on The National Day of Silence

Today is the 2009 National Day of Silence, a day to protest bullying and harassment of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people in schools. Begun in 1996 as a student protest at the University of Virginia, it has grown to participation by over 8,000 middle and high school, colleges and universities, throughout the U.S.  While the central act is a period ...

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I Still Can’t Be President

Tomorrow I will watch the U.S. presidential inauguration with my children and I will weep.  I will tell them that we are watching history, glorious history, something I never thought I would see in my lifetime.  I, like many people my age in the U.S., never thought I would live to see an African-American president. I grew up in a ...

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