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Raising Freethinkers is released


Okay, my precious Memlings, come and get it… 🙂

Raising Freethinkers: A Practical Guide for Parenting Beyond Belief

Book Description
Praised by Newsweek as “a compelling read” and Library Journal as “accessible and down-to-earth,” Dale McGowan’s Parenting Beyond Belief offered freethinking parents everywhere a compassionate introduction to raising caring, ethical children without religious guidance. Now, for the more than 40 million people in the United States who identify themselves as nonreligious, Raising Freethinkers offers solutions to the unique challenges secular parents face and provides specific answers to common questions, as well as over 100 activities for both parents and their children.

This book covers every important topic nonreligious parents need to know to help their children with their own moral and intellectual development, including advice on religious-extended-family issues, death and life, secular celebrations, wondering and questioning, and more.

Complete with reviews of books, DVDs, curricula, educational toys, and online resources relevant to each chapter topic, Raising Freethinkers helps parents raise their children with confidence.

From the Back Cover

“I raised my own freethinking sons not that long ago, and I had little choice but to do it without much practical support. This book is the best, most comprehensive com­pendium of secular parenting strategies and tips I can imagine. It shows how, without the aid of any supernatural overseer, you can raise kids who are moral, compassionate, curious, and fully aware of the nuances of a truly civilized human society.”
–Susan K. Perry, Ph.D., social psychologist and author of Playing Smart and Loving in Flow, creativity blogger for PsychologyToday.com, and advice columnist for Netscape.com and TheCradle.com

When the book first arrived, I riffled through it, found two errors, and set it aside for a week.1 When I finally picked it up and read in earnest, I was thrilled. It really is exactly what we wanted it to be, and, I hope, just what was needed.

Many thanks to Amanda, Jan, and Molleen for their superb work on this project!
1In answer to the many questions I’m now getting, the errors were small. The headers in Appendix 1 are hard to read because of the shading used, and one time when I intended to say “Nurture curiosity while it’s natural and wild,” I apparently typed “Hail Satan, father of lies.” I’m sure most people won’t even notice it.

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  1. Congratulations Dale! (And to your co-authors!)

    Comment: Glendon Mellow – 21. January 2009 @ 10:31 pm

  2. Congrats! I can’t wait to read it

    Comment: jcornelius – 22. January 2009 @ 11:33 am

  3. Waiting with bated breath until Amazon delivers it to my door . Loved meeting you on Jan 11th at your “first” Raising Freethinkers seminar, Dale. Pleeeeeese keep up the good work!

    Comment: Hueyhome – 23. January 2009 @ 3:41 am

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  5. Hooray! Congrats to Dale, Amanda, Jan and Molleen! I’m awaiting the shipping of my preorder-for some reason, it still has not shipped…

    Comment: matsonwaggs – 24. January 2009 @ 7:34 pm

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