Raising Freethinkers: A Practical Guide for Parenting Beyond Belief


I have been steadily working my way through the book, Raising Freethinkers: A Practical Guide for Parenting Beyond Belief, since it was recommended to me by a friend after my post To the Non-Religious: How do you talk about religion with your children? I have really been enjoying the book so far, and I was happy to find at the end of each chapter, lesson plans/activity ideas to do with your children, along with additional resources like books and websites. It has worked out rather nicely for me since I bought the eBook, I have printed out the ends of each chapter to use, so that I can start working them into our homeschool. The activities range in age appropriateness, but there is something for the littles and up.

My newest notebook is now separated into 9 different sections:

  • The Inquiring Mind
  • Ethics
  • The Religious World
  • The Physical Self
  • Positive Living
  • Celebrating Life
  • Life & Death
  • Creating Community
  • Recommended Films


I’m excited to get started! As we begin working them in, I will try to come back and blog about the ones that I liked the most. 🙂


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  1. I love this idea! As an agnostic family I like the idea around this book. I don’t want to make their opinion for them, but I also don’t believe in teaching something I don’t agree with. Thank you so much for this resource!

    PS I have been following for some time as {Jill-baby steps} showed me your blog. We are just starting homeschooling and I love it!


    • That is so great! I will have to tell Jill thank you. 😉 How old are your kids?


      • My daughter will be 5 in Oct and I have a 13 month old. We are doing a kindergarden curriculum now and I don’t know if she is enjoying herself as much as I am. :). I have been working on a homeschool post for my lifestyle blog I think will go up tomorrow. I never thought I would but I really don’t see any reason why not to now!


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