Raising Freethinkers

Raising Freethinkers
Author: Dale McGowan,Molleen Matsumura,Amanda Metskas
Publsiher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
Total Pages: 269
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 0814410960
ISBN 13: 9780814410967
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Raising Freethinkers Book Review:

Collects guidelines and advice for secular parenting, providing tips and strategies for addressing such issues as death, sexuality, morality, and religion while encouraging children to think for themselves.

Parenting Beyond Belief

Parenting Beyond Belief
Author: Dale Mcgowan
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-12-06
ISBN 10: 9780814437414
ISBN 13: 0814437419
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Parenting Beyond Belief Book Review:

Why am I here? What happens after we die? These are some of the hardest questions a child can ask—and even harder for parents to answer, especially if you’ve chosen to raise your child without religion. Gathering the perspectives of educators and psychologists, as well as wisdom from everyday parents, Parenting Beyond Beliefoffers insights and advice on a wide range of topics including: Instilling values • Finding meaning and purpose • Navigating holidays • Coping with loss • Finding community without religion…and more The second edition of this secular parenting bestseller brings back reflections from such celebrated freethinkers as Richard Dawkins and Julia Sweeney, and adds new voices including journalist Wendy Thomas Russell, essayist Katherine Ozment, sociologist Phil Zuckerman, and many others. Wise, entertaining, and deeply supportive, the book will empower parents in their quest to raise ethical, compassionate, and open-minded children—without religion.

Freethinkers

Freethinkers
Author: Susan Jacoby
Publsiher: Metropolitan Books
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2005-01-07
ISBN 10: 9781429934756
ISBN 13: 1429934751
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Freethinkers Book Review:

An authoritative history of the vital role of secularist thinkers and activists in the United States, from a writer of "fierce intelligence and nimble, unfettered imagination" (The New York Times) At a time when the separation of church and state is under attack as never before, Freethinkers offers a powerful defense of the secularist heritage that gave Americans the first government in the world founded not on the authority of religion but on the bedrock of human reason. In impassioned, elegant prose, celebrated author Susan Jacoby paints a striking portrait of more than two hundred years of secularist activism, beginning with the fierce debate over the omission of God from the Constitution. Moving from nineteenth-century abolitionism and suffragism through the twentieth century's civil liberties, civil rights, and feminist movements, Freethinkers illuminates the neglected accomplishments of secularists who, allied with liberal and tolerant religious believers, have stood at the forefront of the battle for reforms opposed by reactionary forces in the past and today. Rich with such iconic figures as Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Clarence Darrow—as well as once-famous secularists such as Robert Green Ingersoll, "the Great Agnostic"—Freethinkers restores to history generations of dedicated humanists. It is they, Jacoby shows, who have led the struggle to uphold the combination of secular government and religious liberty that is the glory of the American system.

The Happiest Kids in the World

The Happiest Kids in the World
Author: Rina Mae Acosta,Michele Hutchison
Publsiher: The Experiment
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-04-04
ISBN 10: 161519391X
ISBN 13: 9781615193912
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Happiest Kids in the World Book Review:

Discover how Dutch parents raise The Happiest Kids in the World! Calling all stressed-out parents: Relax! Imagine a place where young children play unsupervised, don’t do homework, have few scheduled “activities” . . . and rank #1 worldwide in happiness and education. It’s not a fantasy—it’s the Netherlands! Rina Mae Acosta and Michele Hutchison—an American and a Brit, both married to Dutchmen and raising their kids in the Netherlands—report back on what makes Dutch kids so happy and well adjusted. Is it that dads take workdays off to help out? Chocolate sprinkles for breakfast? Bicycling everywhere? Whatever the secret, entire Dutch families reap the benefits, from babies (who sleep 15 hours a day) to parents (who enjoy a work-life balance most Americans only dream of). As Acosta and Hutchison borrow ever-more wisdom from their Dutch neighbors, this much becomes clear: Sometimes the best thing we can do as parents is . . . less!

Parenting Without God

Parenting Without God
Author: Dan Arel
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2019-10
ISBN 10: 9781629637082
ISBN 13: 1629637084
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Parenting Without God Book Review:

This practical guide--written with humility, compassion, and understanding--helps parents teach their children about standing up to religious proselytization and recognizing all forms of discrimination that hamper human dignity and democracy. It's for parents who wish for their children to question everything and reach their own conclusions based on verifiable evidence. Above all, Arel makes the argument that parents should lead by example--both by speaking candidly about the importance of secularism and by living an unabashedly secular life.

Mamaleh Knows Best

Mamaleh Knows Best
Author: Marjorie Ingall
Publsiher: Harmony
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-08-30
ISBN 10: 0804141428
ISBN 13: 9780804141420
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mamaleh Knows Best Book Review:

We all know the stereotype of the Jewish mother: Hectoring, guilt-inducing, clingy as a limpet. In Mamaleh Knows Best, Tablet Magazine columnist Marjorie Ingall smashes this tired trope with a hammer. Blending personal anecdotes, humor, historical texts, and scientific research, Ingall shares Jewish secrets for raising self-sufficient, ethical, and accomplished children. She offers abundant examples showing how Jewish mothers have nurtured their children’s independence, fostered discipline, urged a healthy distrust of authority, consciously cultivated geekiness and kindness, stressed education, and maintained a sense of humor. These time-tested strategies have proven successful in a wide variety of settings and fields over the vast span of history. But you don't have to be Jewish to cultivate the same qualities in your own children. Ingall will make you think, she will make you laugh, and she will make you a better parent. You might not produce a Nobel Prize winner (or hey, you might), but you'll definitely get a great human being.

Humane Helping

Humane Helping
Author: Eric Maisel
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2017-10-12
ISBN 10: 1351631705
ISBN 13: 9781351631709
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Humane Helping Book Review:

Humane Helping is a comprehensive, practical guide that helps clinicians shift their practice from the mental disorder-and-chemical fix and expert-talk models to a more humane, helpful model that increases their ability to help clients meet life’s challenges and reduce emotional distress. Chapters clearly explain the shortfalls of the current models and the advantages of Eric Maisel’s model and include case studies, reflection questions, and actionable steps. Written for helping professionals in mental health as well as practitioners from fields such as coaching and nursing, Humane Helping challenges current practices and provides helpers with the tools they need to more compassionately, effectively, and honestly serve their clients.

Breaking Their Will

Breaking Their Will
Author: Janet Heimlich
Publsiher: Prometheus Books
Total Pages: 397
Release: 2011-06-14
ISBN 10: 1616144068
ISBN 13: 9781616144067
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Breaking Their Will Book Review:

This revealing, disturbing, and thoroughly researched book exposes a dark side of faith that most Americans do not know exists or have ignored for a long time—religious child maltreatment. After speaking with dozens of victims, perpetrators, and experts, and reviewing a myriad of court cases and studies, the author explains how religious child maltreatment happens. She then takes an in-depth look at the many forms of child maltreatment found in religious contexts, including biblically-prescribed corporal punishment and beliefs about the necessity of "breaking the wills" of children; scaring kids into faith and other types of emotional maltreatment such as spurning, isolating, and withholding love; pedophilic abuse by religious authorities and the failure of religious organizations to support the victims and punish the perpetrators; and religiously-motivated medical neglect in cases of serious health problems. In a concluding chapter, Heimlich raises questions about children’s rights and proposes changes in societal attitudes and improved legislation to protect children from harm. While fully acknowledging that religion can be a source of great comfort, strength, and inspiration to many young people, Heimlich makes a compelling case that, regardless of one’s religious or secular orientation, maltreatment of children under the cloak of religion can never be justified and should not be tolerated.

Raising Free People

Raising Free People
Author: Akilah S. Richards
Publsiher: PM Press
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2020-10-01
ISBN 10: 1629638498
ISBN 13: 9781629638492
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Raising Free People Book Review:

No one is immune to the byproducts of compulsory schooling and standardized testing. And while reform may be a worthy cause for some, it is not enough for countless others still trying to navigate the tyranny of what schooling has always been. Raising Free People argues that we need to build and work within systems truly designed for any human to learn, grow, socialize, and thrive, regardless of age, ability, background, or access to money. Families and conscious organizations across the world are healing generations of school wounds by pivoting into self-directed, intentional community-building, and Raising Free People shows you exactly how unschooling can help facilitate this process. Individual experiences influence our approach to parenting and education, so we need more than the rules, tools, and ""bad adult"" guilt trips found in so many parenting and education books. We need to reach behind our behaviors to seek and find our triggers; to examine and interrupt the ways that social issues such as colonization still wreak havoc on our ability to trust ourselves, let alone children. Raising Free People explores examples of the transition from school or homeschooling to unschooling, how single parents and people facing financial challenges unschool successfully, and the ways unschooling allows us to address generational trauma and unlearn the habits we mindlessly pass on to children. In these detailed and unabashed stories and insights, Richards examines the ways that her relationships to blackness, decolonization, and healing work all combine to form relationships and enable community-healing strategies rooted in an unschooling practice.

The Conscious Parent

The Conscious Parent
Author: Shefali Tsabary
Publsiher: Hodder Faith
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2015-01-15
ISBN 10: 9781473619388
ISBN 13: 1473619386
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Conscious Parent Book Review:

Conscious parenting is about becoming mindful of your behaviour and engaging with your child as an individual. Dr Tsabary inspires parents to get back in touch with their emotions and shed the layers of baggage they have inherited during their own life and are unconsciously heaping on their children. As they become 'conscious' in their parenting, so parents can transform their relationship with their offspring and raise happy, well-adjusted children. The Conscious Parent is already transforming the way people are parenting through its sales in the US where it's spent 15 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Oprah described the book as 'The most profound book on parenting I've ever read' and Eckhart Tolle has said 'becoming a conscious parent is the greatest gift you can give your child.' The book features a foreword by His Holiness The Dalai Lama.

The Proceedings and Addresses at the Freethinkers Convention Held at Watkins N Y August 22d 23d 24th and 25th 78

The Proceedings and Addresses at the Freethinkers  Convention Held at Watkins  N  Y   August 22d  23d  24th  and 25th   78
Author: New York Freethinker's Association
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 398
Release: 1878
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015062253904
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Proceedings and Addresses at the Freethinkers Convention Held at Watkins N Y August 22d 23d 24th and 25th 78 Book Review:

Becoming the Parent You Want to Be

Becoming the Parent You Want to Be
Author: Laura Davis
Publsiher: Harmony
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2012-08-01
ISBN 10: 030781677X
ISBN 13: 9780307816771
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Becoming the Parent You Want to Be Book Review:

Informative, inspiring, and enlightening, Becoming the Parent You Want to Be provides parents with the building blocks they need to discover their own parenting philosophy and develop effective parenting strategies. Through in-depth information, practical suggestions, and many lively first-person stories, the authors address the many dilemmas and joys that the parent of young children encounter and demonstrate a range of solutions to the major issues that arise in the raising of babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Full of warmth, clarity, humor, and respect, Becoming the Parent You Want to Be gives parents permission to be human: to question, to learn, to make mistakes, to struggle and to grow, and, most of all, to have fun with their children.

Anthem

Anthem
Author: Ayn Rand
Publsiher: Graphic Arts Books
Total Pages: 54
Release: 2020-12-01
ISBN 10: 151326527X
ISBN 13: 9781513265278
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Anthem Book Review:

Equality 7-2521 finds himself out of step with the collectivist society of the future, and discovers a means to freedom in Ayn Rand’s fable of the individual in conflict with society. First published in 1938, Anthem takes place in a dystopian future world in which humanity is enduring a new dark age, human life is regimented in every respect and personal identity has been all but snuffed out by a totalitarian government. The narrator, writing his story in secret, realizes he is a criminal simply for having thoughts of his own. Exploring the ruins of a previous civilization he discovers relics, conducts forbidden experiments and learns enough to question the very structure of his society. Can he share this knowledge with his fellow citizens? The author strips the relationship of humanity to civilization down to its bare essence in this modern parable that starkly illuminates the challenge an oppressive government presents to individuality. With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Anthem is both modern and readable.

Atheism For Dummies

Atheism For Dummies
Author: Dale McGowan
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2013-03-18
ISBN 10: 111850920X
ISBN 13: 9781118509203
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Atheism For Dummies Book Review:

The easy way to understand atheism and secular philosophy For people seeking a non-religious philosophy of life, as well as believers with atheist friends, Atheism For Dummies offers an intelligent exploration of the historical and moral case for atheism. Often wildly misunderstood, atheism is a secular approach to life based on the understanding that reality is an arrangement of physical matter, with no consideration of unverifiable spiritual forces. Atheism For Dummies offers a brief history of atheist philosophy and its evolution, explores it as a historical and cultural movement, covers important historical writings on the subject, and discusses the nature of ethics and morality in the absence of religion. A simple, yet intelligent exploration of an often misunderstood philosophy Explores the differences between explicit and implicit atheism A comprehensive, readable, and thoroughly unbiased resource As the number of atheists worldwide continues to grow, this book offers a broad understanding of the subject for those exploring atheism as an approach to living.

In Faith and in Doubt

In Faith and in Doubt
Author: Dale McGowan
Publsiher: AMACOM/American Management Association
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-08-04
ISBN 10: 9780814433720
ISBN 13: 0814433723
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Faith and in Doubt Book Review:

Describes how couples can work to save a relationship that might be suffering when a religious believer is with a nonreligious person, offering negotiation tips, strategies for dealing with extended families and advice for handling holidays and rites. Original.

The Bible Handbook for Freethinkers and Inquiring Christians

The Bible Handbook for Freethinkers and Inquiring Christians
Author: George William Foote,William Platt Ball
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 162
Release: 1900
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: HARVARD:HNV4JX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bible Handbook for Freethinkers and Inquiring Christians Book Review:

Top Dog

Top Dog
Author: Po Bronson,Ashley Merryman
Publsiher: Twelve
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2013-02-19
ISBN 10: 1455515167
ISBN 13: 9781455515165
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Top Dog Book Review:

New York Times Bestseller Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman's work changes the national dialogue. Beyond their bestselling books, you know them from commentary and features in the New York Times, CNN, NPR, Time, Newsweek, Wired, New York, and more. E-mail, Facebook, and Twitter accounts are filled with demands to read their reporting (such as "How Not to Talk to Your Kids," "Creativity Crisis," and "Losing Is Good for You"). In TOP DOG, Bronson and Merryman again use their astonishing blend of science and storytelling to reveal what's truly in the heart of a champion. The joy of victory and the character-building agony of defeat. Testosterone and the neuroscience of mistakes. Why rivals motivate. How home field advantage gets you a raise. What teamwork really requires. It's baseball, the SAT, sales contests, and Linux. How before da Vinci and FedEx were innovators, first, they were great competitors. Olympians carry TOP DOG in their gym bags. It's in briefcases of Wall Street traders and Madison Avenue madmen. Risk takers from Silicon Valley to Vegas race to implement its ideas, as educators debate it in halls of academia. Now see for yourself what this game-changing talk is all about.

Half hours with the Freethinkers

Half hours with the Freethinkers
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1864
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: IOWA:31858045322520
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Half hours with the Freethinkers Book Review:

The Malleus Maleficarum

The Malleus Maleficarum
Author: Heinrich Kramer,James Sprenger
Publsiher: Cosimo, Inc.
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2007-04-01
ISBN 10: 1602063842
ISBN 13: 9781602063846
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Malleus Maleficarum Book Review:

"A handbook for hunting and punishing witches to assist the Inquisition and Church in exterminating undesirables. Mostly a compilation of superstition and folklore, the book was taken very seriously at the time it was written in the 15th century and became a kind of spiritual law book used by judges to determine the guilt of the accused"--From publisher description.

The God Virus

The God Virus
Author: Darrel W. Ray
Publsiher: Ipc Press
Total Pages: 241
Release: 2009
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PSU:000068076030
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The God Virus Book Review:

Dr. Darrel Ray, psychologist and lifelong student of religion, discusses religious infection from the inside out. How does guilt play into religious infection? Why is sexual control so important to so many religions? What causes the anxiety and neuroticism around death and dying? How does religion inject itself into so many areas of life, culture, and politics? The author explores this and much more in his book The God Virus: How Religion Infects Our Lives and Culture. This second-generation book takes the reader several steps beyond previous offerings and into the realm of the personal and emotional mechanisms that affect anyone who lives in a culture steeped in religion. Examples are used that anyone can relate to and the author gives real-world guidance in how to deal with and respond to people who are religious in our families, and among our friends and coworkers.