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Raising Humanist Children: What is the Role of the Larger Community?

How do we teach children our kind of "family values", against the backdrop of media-fueled consumerism and obsession with material goods?

How do we share with children our own experiences of awe (and help them find theirs), without loading up on supernaturalism?

How do we help our children understand that they are not alone in growing up without organized religion?

This Sunday, we will discuss how humanism can help protect children against the media's messages that buying products is the solution to problems. Bring your questions and insights about "family values" and how you share your experiences of awe with children.

Our experts will be Tracy Elizabeth, Brendan Randall (both educational consultants who conduct research at Harvard Graduate School of Education) an Don Unger (author of Men Can: The Changing Image and Reality of Fatherhood in America). The moderator is Catherine Caldwell-Harris, developmental psychologist at Boston University.

Do you value reason, compassion, creativity, justice, integrity, awareness, environmentalism, feminism, equality, science, progress, and pluralism?

Join us here at the Humanist Hub (a center for humanist life — a nonreligious community committed to the power of human connection to help us do good and live well) for music, speakers, good folks, and more. Free and open to the public, no Harvard affiliation needed.

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  • Tim

    Another great event!

    September 7, 2014

  • Tim

    Another great event!

    September 7, 2014

  • Suzanne S

    Wish this were on a weeknight. Maybe another time.

    September 3, 2014

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