Category Archives: Grounded Parents

Immersion

新年快乐 – Happy New Year! We spent the afternoon on Saturday celebrating the Chinese New Year. It was a great afternoon of a dragon dance, songs, and dancing. This isn’t something that’s part of my heritage or my wife’s heritage, … Continue reading

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Good Cheer

Ethical Culture is a bit of an odd duck. It’s a non-theistic religion, or as I like to say, “the religion for people who don’t like religion.” The movement’s founder, Felix Adler, said that it is “religious to those who … Continue reading

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Report from Skepticon: CampQuest

I’m at Skepticon this weekend. It’s the nation’s largest free conference on skepticism, science, intersectionality, and atheism. It brings feminist-friendly atheism to Springfield, MO, one of the buckles of America’s broad Bible belt. I love this conference. There are so … Continue reading

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Worried about a Secular/Religious Marriage? Let Dale McGowan Help

In Faith and in Doubt: How Religious Believers and Nonbelievers Can Create Strong Marriages and Loving Families by Dale McGowan I’ve been an enthusiastic reader of Dale McGowan‘s books for a few years now. He has found a very relevant … Continue reading

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Kari, Grant, Tori… and Mike Brown

Thursday night, I was surprised by a tweet from Mythbusters’ Kari Byron: After a decade of the Mythbusters, we are no longer with the show. Thank you to all the fans who have supported us. — Kari Byron (@KariByron) August … Continue reading

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America’s Best Idea – for Kids

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Little Things: On the Right Track

D waved me down. I stopped the lawnmower and walked over to my 7-year-old to see what was going on. To my surprise, he and his 5-year-old brother were in their pajamas. J was out for the evening, and I … Continue reading

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Harry Potter and the Lessons of Consent

A few weeks ago, one of the other Grounded Parents writers posted an interesting article to the backchannel: 4 Ways Parents Teach Kids that Consent Doesn’t Matter. Paige Lucas-Stannard points out that there are some very basic and common ways … Continue reading

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They Want Invocations? Let’s Give Them Invocations!

Last week, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in the case of Greece v Galloway that it was constitutional for a town council to begin its meetings with prayer, even if the prayer was almost always from one … Continue reading

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Knowing vs Teaching

I know how to ride a bike. I don’t mean to brag, but really, I know how to ride a bike. Although I’ve known how to ride a bike for years, I barely remember how my parents taught me how … Continue reading

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