Table of contents for Parenting beyond belief : on raising ethical, caring kids without religion / edited by Dale McGowan.

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Contents
Acknowledgements	 3
Dale McGowan, PhD	Preface	 4
Chapter One: PERSONAL REFLECTIONS	
Chapter Introduction	 19 	
 Julia Sweeney	Navigating Around the Dinner Table	 21
Norm R. Allen, Jr.	Thinking My Way to Adulthood	 28
Richard Dawkins, FRS	Good and Bad Reasons for Believing	 34
Emily Rosa	Growing Up Godless: How I
Survived Amateur Secular Parenting	 44
Bertrand Russell	from The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell	 49
Anne Nicol Gaylor	I?d Rather Play Outside 	 51
Dan Barker	My Father?s House	 53
Penn Jillette	Passing Down the Joy of Not Collecting Stamps	 61
Additional Resources for
PERSONAL REFLECTIONS	 65
Chapter Two: LIVING WITH RELIGION	
Chapter Introduction	 68
Pete Wernick, PhD	Parenting in a Secular/Religious Marriage	 73
Roberta Nelson, DD	On Being Religiously Literate	 80
Stu Tanquist	Choosing Your Battles	 88
Margaret Downey	Teaching Children to Stand on Principle?
Even When the Going Gets Tough	 99
Ed Buckner, PhD	Secular Schooling	107
Additional Resources for
LIVING WITH RELIGION	117
Chapter Three: HOLIDAYS AND CELEBRATIONS
Chapter Introduction	122
Jane Wynne Willson	Humanist Ceremonies	124
Dale McGowan	Losing the ?Holy? and Keeping the ?Day?	133
POINT/COUNTERPOINT: 	The Question of the Claus?Should the Santa
Story Stay or Go in Secular Families?
Tom Flynn	POINT: Put the Claus Away	142
Dale McGowan	COUNTERPOINT: The Ultimate Dry Run	146
Noell Hyman	To Easter Bunny or Not to Easter Bunny?	150
Additional Resources for
HOLIDAYS AND CELEBRATIONS	154
Chapter Four: ON BEING AND DOING GOOD
Chapter Introduction	159
Gareth Matthews, PhD	Morality and Evil	162
Jean Mercer, PhD	Behaving Yourself: Moral Development
in the Secular Family	169
Edgar ?Yip? Harburg	Take Two Tablets and Call Me in the Morning	183
David Koepsell, JD, PhD	On Being Good for Good Reasons:
Commandments vs. Principles	184
Additional Resources for
BEING AND DOING GOOD	190
Chapter Five: VALUES AND VIRTUES, MEANING AND PURPOSE
Chapter Introduction	193
Shannon and Matt Cherry	Double Vision:
Teaching our Twins Pride and Respect	195
Dale McGowan	Seven Secular Virtues	203
Donald B. Ardell, PhD	Supporting Your Children in Their Quest for
the Meaning of Life!	215
Annie Laurie Gaylor	What Your Kids Won?t Learn in School	223
Yip Harburg	The Enemy List	233
Dale McGowan	A 60-Second Reckoned Roll
of Freethinkers Historical 	234
James Herrick	Parenting and the Arts	237
Additional Resources for VALUES AND
VIRTUES, MEANING AND PURPOSE	246
Chapter Six: DEATH AND CONSOLATION	
Chapter Introduction	250
Yip Harburg	Before and After	255
Noell Hyman	The End, As We Know It	256
Kendyl Gibbons, DD	Dealing with Death in the Secular Family	261
Yip Harburg	Small Comforts	280
Additional Resources for
DEATH AND CONSOLATION	281
Chapter Seven: WONDERING AND QUESTIONING
Chapter Introduction	286
Mark Twain	Little Bessie Would Assist Providence	289
Robert E. Kay, MD	Thoughts on Raising a Creative, Curious,
Freethinking Child	294
Amy Hilden, PhD	The Family Road Trip and the Self
Behind My Eyes	301
Margaret Knight	Excerpt from Morals Without Religion	310
Stephen Law	Does God Exist? from The Philosophy Files	311
Additional Resources for WONDERING AND QUESTIONING	336
Chapter Eight: JAW-DROPPING, MIND-BUZZING SCIENCE
Chapter Introduction	339
Dale McGowan	Teaching Kids to Yawn at Counterfeit Wonder	346
Amanda Chesworth	Natural Wonders	354
Yip Harburg	We?ve Come a Long Way, Buddy	362
Kristan Lawson	The Idea that Changed the World from Darwin
and Evolution for Kids	363
Additional Resources for JAW-DROPPING,
MIND-BUZZING SCIENCE	389
Chapter Nine: SEEKING COMMUNITY
Chapter Introduction	394
Pete Wernick	Building the Secular Community?However Slowly	400
Amanda Metskas and August Brunsman IV	Summer Camps Beyond Belief	411
Bobbie Kirkhart	Let?s Get Organized 	416
Additional Resources for SEEKING COMMUNITY 424
APPENDIX	Glossary	426
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS
Additional Resources?General	431

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Parenting -- Religious aspects.
Religious education of children.
Free thought.