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by Wendy T Russell

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About the author, quoting from the inside of the back cover: "Wendy Thomas Russell is an award-winning journalist, author and secular-parenting blogger. A native Midwesterner and former newspaper reporter, Russell and her work have been featured in numerous publications, both print and online. She lives in Long Beach, California with her husband and daughter and can be found, virtually speaking, at www.wendythomasrussell.com or on Twitter @WendyRussell.The author believes in giving children choices from a very early age, whether it's what to wear or what to believe. She's stresses talking to children in age appropriate language. The important thing is to converse about science, facts and religious beliefs in a tolerant manner. Her book is an easy read and she lets you know that you're probably going make some mistakes along the way, but that silence on any subject, especially one as important as religion, is the really big mistake.The appendix includes a cheat sheet, giving brief descriptions of many of the world's great religions.The endnotes provide valuable online and traditional resources.
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  uufnn | Sep 4, 2015 |
A guide for parents who are not conventionally religious and who want to raise children who are independent critical thinkers and both religiously literate and tolerant of others’ beliefs. For a slim, easy-to-read book, it’s surprisingly wide-ranging; it covers the why of both religious literacy and critical thinking (letting your kids figure out their own beliefs rather than indoctrinating them in your own), tips for establish both, and advice for common pitfalls, including dealing with death, pushy relatives, and schoolyard bullies. Useful and often entertaining to read, the book often compares discussing religion with your children to discussing sex: If you don’t talk about it with them, they’ll hear about it somewhere else. And pretending it doesn’t exist won’t make it go away. ( )
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