Parenting Little Heathens


Parenting Little Heathens

Atheists don't have a lot of parenting resources that speak directly to them. Come chat about all things parenting here.

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Discussion Forum

Baby Food Alert

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Chris Dec 5, 2018. 1 Reply

Heavy Metals in Baby Food: What You Need to KnowAlarming levels of heavy metals…Continue

Tags: dangerous baby food

Pre-conception Air Pollution Harms Kids Hearts Later

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Dec 5, 2018. 0 Replies

Experiments in mice found that parent's exposure to dirty air before mating impacted offspring health. Avoid air pollution for your health now and your kid's heart health decades later.…Continue

Tags: children's health, particulate air pollution, heart health

Chat with your babes

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Sep 15, 2018. 1 Reply

 "...frequent chatting with toddlers accounted for up to 27 per cent of their higher performance in verbal comprehension a decade later,..."Taking turns in conversation stimulates verbal…Continue

Tags: taking turns, conversations with toddlers

Interest in high school predicts higher income

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Feb 27, 2018. 0 Replies

You might want to share this with your high school age kids. Even poor kids who aren't the brightest will earned more and have more prestigious jobs, if they maintain interest in high school and are…Continue

Tags: interest in high school, responsible student

Beware Fake Kids' Videos

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Jan 4, 2018. 1 Reply

Familiar characters from legitimate kids videos are being mimicked, and linked as suggestions from the legitimate videos. It's one of many abuses mentioned in…Continue

Tags: fake kids videos, inappropriate kids YouTube videos

Personal Listening Can Deafen Your Child

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Dec 17, 2017. 0 Replies

Did you know that, "most smartphones can producing volumes of up to about 120 decibels? Above ..."85 decibels, the threat to hearing rises and after two hours of listening to a device at 91 dB the…Continue

Tags: widespread hearing loss, smartphone volume

Protect your Fetus

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 15, 2017. 0 Replies

Global birth season study links environment with disease riskEnvironmental factors like air pollution and…Continue

Tags: fetal health, air pollution

Live tweets from an abstinence-based "sex ed" class

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Nov 6, 2017. 4 Replies

(OK, for not-so-little heathens...) Funny and horrifying -- Alice Dreger, a professor of medical humanities and bioethics, live-tweeted sitting in on her son's abstinence-based "sex education" class,…Continue

Tags: sex ed, abstinence-only, abstinence-based, awesome parents, sex education

Avoid air pollution when pregnant

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Oct 18, 2017. 0 Replies

If you have heavy particulate matter exposure during pregnancy, your baby could be born with 13.2% shorter telomeres. This translates into a shorter life expectancy.According to the study of 641…Continue

Tags: fine particulate matter, telomeres, life expectancy

Don't let teens mix alcohol and caffeine

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner May 14, 2017. 0 Replies


Tags: drug addiction

Some antibiotics increase miscarriage risk

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner May 1, 2017. 0 Replies

Use of certain antibiotics early in pregnancy is associated with an increased risk for spontaneous abortion, the authors of a new study report.Macrolides (except erythromycin), quinolones,…Continue

Tags: antibiotics, miscarriage

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Comment by Chris on December 5, 2018 at 11:56pm

One of the best stories I heard which was from some commedian is that he had a young girl that he wanted to make into a tomboy.

Obviously he was a single parent  (I hate that term - maybe a father raising his dauthter absent the mother - without any support) - anyway he purchased his daughter three trucks with as a christmas, or some other set of presents.

He said he watched his daugher play with the trucks.  To his amasement his daughter played with the trucks.

As she drove them up to him she said "This is the Daddy truck" as she pushed one towards him, 

"This is the Mommy truck",as she pushed another towards him, last of course not least she said

"This is the Baby truck."

Comment by Chris on December 5, 2018 at 11:44pm

Some may not know that at in the late 1800-early 1900's that pink was the designated color for boys.

Many may not also know during that time period  and before all youngsters and toddlers wore dresses - probably to make cleaning them easy.  In humor - wash them off with a hose after they deficate.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 25, 2017 at 12:41pm

Interesting baby feeding story and pic, thanks Joan.

Comment by Grinning Cat on August 19, 2015 at 10:26pm

You're right, "embiggen" is a perfectly cromulent word.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 18, 2015 at 12:21pm

Grin, I'm OK with either word, but I wonder why you've stopped using the work embiggen.

Comment by Grinning Cat on August 18, 2015 at 8:53am

Billboard: “The Greatest Lie Ever Told is that Vaccines Save Lives & Prevent Disease. Prove It or Repeal the Law! / Paid for by the Anti Vaccination League of America & Friends / Jim O’Kelly 219-508-5597” / Graffiti over the line “Prove It...!”: “GOT POLIO?” / Caption: “WE’RE NOT NORMALLY IN FAVOUR OF VANDALISM, BUT ... / WELL SPRAYED, SIR, WELL SPRAYED.”(click to enlarge)

(from the blog Just an Earth-Bound Misfit)

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 11, 2015 at 3:37pm

Interesting and funny story Joan.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 11, 2015 at 3:30pm

Ruth, seeing the baby reject a taste and trying to sneak in a spoonful, reminded me of when my three babies were little. Cary was only five months and 13 days older than Craig and Laura. I had three highchairs and fed them from the same bowl with one spoon. Somewhere in our photos we have a picture of the three of them with mouths wide open, waiting for the next spoonful of nourishment. If one didn't like something, all three of them didn't like it. If one liked it, I couldn't shovel the spoons fast enough. 

Comment by Grinning Cat on August 11, 2015 at 3:18pm

How to tell if a toy is for boys or girls [flowchart] / Do you operate the toy with your genitalia? / [if yes] It is not for children. / [if no] It is for either boys or girls. / original version via ( / updated version (

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 10, 2015 at 3:39pm

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