“Modern Parenting Has a Snake Oil Problem”

Ruth Margolis is correct when she accuses modern parents of having a snake oil problem, a problem that’s “not just vaccines.” Although Margolis’ article focuses on the the behaviour “affluent and educated” parents in her Brooklyn neighborhood, questionable theories on health care for children can be found in any neighborhood … Continue reading

Annaka Harris’s Book, I Wonder, Free to Download Now Through Mother’s Day

When I wrote about atheist books for kids, I somehow failed to mention Annaka Harris’s book, I Wonder. I’ll correct this oversight now. This beautifully illustrated book captures the conversation between a little girl named Eva and her mother, where Eva learns that it is okay to say “I don’t know”. I’m sure children … Continue reading

Prayer Robot & Atheist Books for Kids

At first I was amused that an Iranian teacher, Akbar Rezaeie built a robot to teach prayer mostly because he applied “some mechanical modifications such as adding two extra engines…to let the robot perform praying movements, such as prostration, more easily.” I figured this would probably be the first robot to rebel … Continue reading

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