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Amazon.com(ments) — Part 2

Reading Time: 2 minutes Two years ago, after Raising Freethinkers had been out for a while, I posted about emails I’d been getting: One of the funniest recurring topics in my inbox concerns the reader reviews for Parenting Beyond Belief and Raising Freethinkers. The reviews are 95 percent good, a gratifying thing. Surprising, too — given the sensitive topic, […]

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The Social Network

Reading Time: 2 minutes One of the real pleasures of being neck-deep in the freethought movement at the moment is how quickly the conversation is growing up. Not that it isn’t still fun and worthwhile to throw tomatoes at bad religion. But we’re also talking a lot more about building our own community, including — psst, here’s the grown-up […]

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PBB is dis many!

Reading Time: 2 minutes Parenting Beyond Belief was officially born five years ago today. Such a big girl! I didn’t even mention it when her little sister Raising Freethinkers turned three a few weeks ago. Second child, you know, whatever. Plus that birthday was in the middle of a four-month self-induced productivity coma after one of my busiest years […]

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6000 days

Reading Time: 4 minutes Part 3 of 3. Go to Part 1 or Part 2. The aim that the child should grow up to become confidently independent is synonymous with the aim that the child should grow up mentally healthy. Psychologist John Bowlby (1956) We’re born with brains wired up for the Paleolithic, not for the world as it […]