Evolution Toys for Kids

Palm Kids, a company dedicated to making educational toys for children, is getting ready to sell an evolution kit that includes some pretty sweet things:

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Christian Mother to Daughter: If You Remain Abstinent Until You’re 20, I’ll Give You $1,000

The good: Mother Katie Hughes talked to her daughters about sex when she felt they were ready to handle the information (at age eight). She didn’t avoid the conversations. She took them very seriously.

The bad: She had her daughters sign a contact with a reward for “good” behavior:

… in a nutshell, it’s an agreement between us as parents and our children, signifying if you refrain from the use of drugs, alcohol, premarital sex and or promiscuity and live a clean, moral life up to the age of 20, we’d give that child $1,000.00 as an ultimate reward for positive behavior.

Okay. Let’s talk about the two issues at hand here.

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Introducing the Child-Friendly Faith Project

I wanted to let you all know I recently accepted a position on the Board of Advisors for a really wonderful organization called The Child-Friendly Faith Project. The group was founded by Janet Heimlich, author of Breaking Their Will: Shedding Light on Religious Child Maltreatment.

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Ask Richard: My Six-Year-Old Son is an Outspoken Atheist

Note: Letter writers’ names are changed to protect their privacy. Dear Richard, I’m not usually the sort to ask for advice this way, but I’ve come up against a situation where I could use some input. My son is six years old and in his class at school, as is typical, almost all the kids [Read More...]

That Religion Doesn’t Make Sense (A Song for Children)

The little girl is wise beyond her years… and the ending cracked me up :)

There’s a worry that some atheist parents won’t teach their children about religious beliefs at all, but this video offers a different approach: Just teach your children all the beliefs! Who needs fairy tales when there are so many holy books just lying around?

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