I recently finished reading Parenting Beyond Belief: On Raising Ethical, Caring Kids Without Religion by Dale McGowan. An excellent book and you don’t have to be a parent to gain something from reading it. If you are a parent, please understand that this is NOT a book that tells you how to parent. McGowan has collected stories from several freethinker parents and authors that describe their methods of raising freethinking children. Picturing myself as a parent, there were many things I agreed with and few things I did not. There’s a healthy debate in the book on how to handle Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, and the Tooth Fairy. Should children be told from birth that these are pretend or should children be allowed to figure it out for themselves? Both sides are presented in a friendly, non-hostile discussion.
I give this book 5 out of 5 stars and highly recommend you read it!