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Raising Kids without Religion

Parenting Beyond Belief is the newest resource for parents who don't believe in God.

In a review of the book, Lisa Miller explains that it "aims to help folks who are raising their kids without religion deal with the sticky questions that come up about Santa Claus and heaven," as well as dealing with other concerns atheistic mothers and fathers have living "in a culture saturated with talk about God."

Nonbelievers, both well known and unknown, have contributed essays to Parenting Beyond Belief. One "compelling chapter" explains how to talk to children about death when there is no belief in a hereafter. The author recommends telling children, "No, honey, Grandpa won't come home for Christmas. He died and is dead for always," and performing rituals for remembering Grandpa.

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