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Posted inParenting & Family

Secular parenting: How to deal with ‘blessings’ and ‘prayers’ from religious friends and family

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 […]

Posted inParenting & Family

For which it stands

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.

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