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As an atheist parent, what should you do to make the most of Christmas, especially if you’re spending the holidays around your religious relatives? Steph Montgomery, writing for Romper, has some excellent advice.


Here’s a glimpse:

Let Your Child Lead

I think it’s super important for us not to assume that our children like the same things as we do, or did when we were kids. I refuse to scare my child or threaten them with the “naughty list” or the idea that a creepy dude watches them when they are sleeping or from his spot on the shelf. I try to pick activities that are really child-friendly and then, if they aren’t or stop being fun, we go home. It’s as simple as that.

There’s a lot more where that came from right here. What would you add to her list?

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Hemant Mehta is the founder of, a YouTube creator, podcast co-host, and author of multiple books about atheism. He can be reached at @HemantMehta.

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