Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book Chapter:  Sweeney, Julia (2007-04-25), Navigating Around the Dinner Table, Retrieved on 2012-03-28
Folksonomies: parenting atheism

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28 MAR 2012

 Teaching a Child About Death

My dad used to take naps next to my daughter on the bed and I remember seeing them in there—my father with his oxygen machine and my daughter curled up next to him—and it was all so dreamy and loving and cute. And so, it was a big deal when he died. And my daughter had questions. When she asked “What happens after we die?” I said, “To be honest, darling—we decompose.” And she wanted to know what that meant. A bird had died in our backyard and so we watched how it disappeared a ...
Folksonomies: parenting atheism
Folksonomies: parenting atheism
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Julia Sweeney describes how she taught her daughter about death after her grandfather died.

28 MAR 2012

 How an Atheist Recites the Pledge

Mulan started kindergarten at our local public school. And as part of her day at school, she said the “Pledge of Allegiance.” She proudly repeated it to me, and the “under God” part made me flinch. “You don’t have to say ‘under God’ you know,” I said—and her eyes widened with fear. “What do you mean?” I said, “You can just keep your mouth closed during that part. I don’t believe in God. These people in the government allowed that to get stuck in there much later. I...
Folksonomies: parenting atheism
Folksonomies: parenting atheism
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They say "Under Laws" instead of "Under God".

Parent Reference

 Parenting Beyond Belief
Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  McGowan , Dale (2007-04-25), Parenting Beyond Belief, Amacom Books, Retrieved on 2012-03-28
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