Reading Time: 4 minutes As our children grow up, they push back against our authority. It’s natural, and parents ought to be tolerant, rather than treating it as an offense.
Reading Time: 2 minutes “She told me she’ll pray for me again,” my teen daughter groaned, after I arrived home from a few days away, my kids in the care of my evangelical Christian mother while I escaped for the weekend. Over the years, I’ve done all the things many nonreligious parents with religious parents of their own do […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes I was out for a walk with my son on a sunny spring day when we saw the woman in the niqab. It was the classic Islamic look: a long, flowing black garment that covered her from fingertips to feet, a headscarf that came down to her shoulders, and a veil that left only her […]
Reading Time: 8 minutes My son, now 5 years old, was chosen to lead his school in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. As an atheist and a parent, I have mixed feelings about this—especially when he asked me what “under God” means. Why I let him do it despite my misgivings, and how to use the Pledge as a teaching moment in secular parenting philosophy.
Reading Time: 4 minutes How do we do justice to the symbolic importance of these stories without glossing over the disturbing text?
Reading Time: 4 minutes There’s no such thing as a risk-free choice in life, only the choice of which risks you want to take. That’s never been more vividly true than it is now.
Reading Time: < 1 minute I fully stand by #10.
Reading Time: 4 minutes We have kids because we believe that, whatever struggles or setbacks they face along the way, their lives will be better than ours.
Reading Time: 4 minutes The quiet radicalism of universal compassion and acceptance.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Your kids don’t need to be brainwashed to tell right from wrong.