Raising Kids to Be
Saturday, September 21, 2013
A day-long conference on secular parenting, hosted by Center for Inquiry Long Island and Ethical Humanist Society of LI
(GARDEN CITY, NY) Center for Inquiry – Long Island (CFI-LI) is pleased to announce Raising Kids to Be Good Grown-Ups, a day-long secular parenting conference for parents and educators. This year’s conference is jointly produced by CFI-LI and the Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island (EHSLI).
Recent polls indicate that as many as 1 in 5 Americans identify as non-religious, atheist, or agnostic. As a result, an increasing number of children grow up in secular families, which do not observe religious practices, or in which the beliefs of at least one parent are significantly different from the other. This conference provides a forum for parents raising children in secular homes to share ideas and experiences with one another. Speakers and workshops cover topics like strategies for teaching critical thinking skills, ethical questions, and discussions of how families cope with mixed (or no) faiths.
The day’s program begins with a keynote speech by author and television personality Lenore Skenazy, and continues with a full slate of presentations and workshops for parents with kids of all ages. The day concludes with a talk by award-winning author Dale McGowan.
Both CFI-LI and EHSLI believe in strong family values and the importance of teaching children the importance of compassion, respect, and social responsibility. This conference is presented to help foster a society that encourages open debate and critical thought, as well as investing in the future for our children.
TIME: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 2013 – 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM (Doors open for registration at 8:00)
LOCATION: Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island, 38 Old Country Road, Garden City, NY
$20.00 Non-Member Advance Registration
$25.00 Admission on the Day of the Event
Discounts available for members of CFI-LI or EHSLI
Child-care will be provided on the premises courtesy of Babysitting Barter, a babysitting cooperative based in Glen Cove, New York (www.babysittingbarter.com).
Center for Inquiry is a global non-profit organization dedicated to science, reason, and secular values. CFI–Long Island provides monthly educational forums on science, skepticism, ethics and technology, as well as community outreach and social networking opportunities. For more information, visit www.centerforinquiry.net.
Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island was founded in 1950 to provide a community that fosters the non-theistic religious humanism belief that each and every individual has moral worth and is deserving of both dignity and respect, as well as promoting social responsibility and freedom of thought. For more information, visit www.ehsli.org.