If you live in the northeast, there’s a secular parenting conference called, Raising Kids to be Good Grown-Ups, on Saturday, September 21st. Dale McGowan will be one of the guest speakers. For more info, check out this site: http://www.secularparentingforum.org.
I mentioned this a few years ago, but it’s worth repeating. The science channel has a great program called “Through the Wormhole.” It’s one of those shows that can open up meaningful dialogue with the kids.
I’ve told my children that they are free to choose what they believe, so this series helps them develop their own opinions. Some say, “Well, as a nonbeliever, you’re indoctrinating your kid, too.” Not really. As those of us in this position know, to teach our kids to believe in god and follow a certain religion would require us to teach them things that are only hearsay, things that we do not believe, things that do not make sense. As parents we can make our kids believe in anything–flying reindeer, magical bunnies–so it’s our responsibility to teach them not so much what to believe, but how to learn and think on their own.