By Steve Petersen
Audrey Kingstrom and Kevin Eich, founders of the Secular Parenting Group, discussed their reasons for creating the group and their recent activities. They noted the importance of children having a sense of community and the need to celebrate special events in our lives and in the changing of the season, without having to tie these events in with religiosity. Along with guest Rhonda, the three guests offered suggestions of books to share with children on values, evolution, diversity, religion, and finding wonder in the world. Kevin suggested visiting the Kochar Humanist Education Center's website and the Northwest Center for Philosophy for Children to obtain more resources. He also noted the books Raising Freethinkers and Nurture Shock as valuable tools for parenting. James Zimmerman hosted.
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