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I use this blog all the time as fodder for my talks. In preparing for Connecticut a few weeks ago, I came across this paragraph in a post about restrictive labeling of kids. I described how my youngest helped me see that “humanist” (sans “secular” or “religious”) can be a non-restrictive, even helpful label as kids find their own place in the world.

But see if you can spot an unintended ambiguity at the end:

So Laney’s done it again — she’s taken my armchair abstractions and turned them inside out, making me realize that not all worldview labels are ridiculous or harmful for kids. Some can even serve as catalysts for the next stage in a child’s process of finding her place in the world. And the next. And the next.

Heh. Oops.

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Dale McGowan is the author of Parenting Beyond Belief, Raising Freethinkers, and Atheism for Dummies. He holds a BA in evolutionary anthropology and a PhD in music.