Here’s how you teach kids when it comes to religion… you don’t!

Spirituality, Not Religion, Makes Kids Happy, Say Psychologists” is the title of a new post by scientificblogging.com

Here’s an extract

To make children happier, we may need to encourage them to develop a strong sense of ‘personal worth’, according to Dr. Mark Holder, Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia,  Visiting Assistant Professor Dr. Ben Coleman and graduate student Judi Wallace.

The relationship between spirituality and happiness remained strong, even when the authors took temperament into account. However, religious practices – including attending church, praying and meditating – had little effect on a child’s happiness.

How ‘bout that?

I wish they used more then 320 kids, and that it was international. but it’s still a sound study open for another trail to back up the finding.

Just another example that religion has a greater chance of doing harm to a child then good.

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2 comments so far

  1. baseball91 on

    In the United States, the government has long had a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacoo and Firearms. All adult vices. The combination can be deadly. For a related post. , read
    http://baseball91.wordpress.com/2008/06/11/things-that-move-us/

    • Irish Atheist on

      So you think atheism is a vice? or are you looking for links?


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