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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Welcome to Parenting Little Heathens

Hi moms and dads. Welcome to the parenting without religion group here at A|N. Please feel free to post an introduction, tell us about yourself or if you'd rather not, just jump right into any discussion.

Before you get started I would like you to be familiar with our Posting Rules and Guidelines. This will help clarify what this group is and what topics are appropriate or inappropriate.

Also, you might be interested in our list of atheist related parenting resources list. This is a work in progress, if you've found something you think is a good fit please post a reply and I'll see about adding it.

If at any time you would like to contact me, the easiest way is to send a private message through my page. However, in order to send any member a PM you must first be their friend.

Thank you for joining the group, I hope you enjoy being here.

-Dawn K

Discussion Forum

Kids as video game addicts

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by James Sep 4. 4 Replies

…your kid’s brain on Minecraft looks like a brain on drugs.…Continue

Tags: video game addiction

Brain injuries during youth sports can predispose for homelessness

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Jun 8. 3 Replies

A traumatic brain injury sustained in childhood or early teenage years could predispose someone to homelessness as an adult.Dr. Topolovec-Vranic looked at data on 111 homeless men aged 27 to 81 years…Continue

Tags: homeless, childhood brain injury

Kids Eat Less, Still Gain Weight

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Loren Miller Apr 28. 1 Reply

Here's Why Kids Are Still Getting More ObeseIf your kids are overweight,…Continue

Tags: causes, childhood obesity

Pollution kills more than a quarter of babes under five

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 18. 0 Replies

More than a quarter of all children who die before five are killed by pollution!... deaths that year could be attributed to toxic environments. The causes ranged from air, water, and soil…Continue

Tags: child mortality, pollution

How to soothe crying baby

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 1. 2 Replies

Pediatrician Dr. Robert Hamilton shares a secret of the trade in how to calm a crying baby.Continue

Tags: to stop a crying babe

Encourage adequate sleep if child is obese

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 6, 2015. 0 Replies

Meta-analysis finds that children who sleep more are much less likely to be obese. For every additional hour of sleep, the risk of obesity was reduced by 21%.…Continue

Tags: childhood obesity, poor sleep habits

Belgian river polio contamination

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 24, 2015. 0 Replies

If you're in Belgium, take note. Forty five liters of live concentrated polio virus was dumped into the the Lasne and Dyle rivers on September 2nd.…Continue

Tags: GlaxoSmithKline, polio threat

Food supply to collapse by 2040

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Concerned parent Jul 24, 2015. 2 Replies

New Research…Continue

Tags: stop TPP, mass starvation by 2040

Omega-3 nutrition tied to social/emotional improvements

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner May 15, 2015. 0 Replies

Extra Omega-3s for young children significantly reduced depression and antisocial behavior, and even criminal behavior years later. I'd read a British study in which Omega-3 supplements improved the…Continue

Tags: child depression, child aggression, Omega-3 fatty acid

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

Started by Grinning Cat Apr 17, 2015. 0 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

Second hand smoke linked to ADHD

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Apr 3, 2015. 0 Replies

Childhood ADHD linked to secondhand smokingChildren exposed to tobacco…Continue

Tags: ADHD, second hand smoke

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Comment by Steph S. on November 27, 2011 at 7:58pm
Congrats Aaron! Good news!
Comment by Annie Thomas on November 27, 2011 at 7:35pm

Congratulations Aaron!  I love babies of all kinds, but extra glad to think of another heathen in the world. ;-)

Comment by Annie Thomas on October 28, 2011 at 5:57pm
Agreed.  And then when you mention the "under God" only being added in the 5os, they feign shock at how mean atheists are... always picking on the poor, helpless Christians.  My daughter noted that the video seemed rather impartial, which will be enough to get it banned by many religious households.
Comment by Annie Thomas on October 28, 2011 at 3:32pm
Aaron R.- Thanks for sharing the video.  I just watched it with my 12 year old and we both enjoyed it.  I never understand the "majority rules" argument Christians usually throw out there when questioned about having things like prayers or 10 commandments in public schools.
Comment by Dori Mooney on October 17, 2011 at 5:56pm
Howdy everyone.  While I don't yet have little heathens of my own, my boyfriend and I are very interested in what it takes to raise little freethinkers.  I'm already enjoying the discussions posted on here.
Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on October 2, 2011 at 8:51am, sounds about right.. anyhow, on to more brain stimulating subjects. check this out
if your kid(s) can understand professor talk, it's well worth the hour.
Comment by Jennifer Hancock on September 30, 2011 at 6:41am
On the other hand, most folks don't get past the begets anyway.
Comment by Jennifer Hancock on September 30, 2011 at 6:40am
Yeah - children under 15 say shouldn't be reading the bible directly anyway - they need watered down non-violent-pornographic versions of the stories.  So, I'd say your comments are probably the least of your worries should your kid get their hands on a copy of the bible.  Maybe your wife is unaware of what's actually in the bible.
Comment by Dawn K on September 30, 2011 at 6:32am
Hi James! That's an interesting thing isn't it. That a book written by/for a loving God is potentially not safe for children. There's more than one reason publishers make children's bibles.
Comment by james schafer on September 30, 2011 at 4:18am
hello everyone! New to Atheist Nexus and this group. I have 5 children and my eldest son is 10. My wife is a christian who recently found a bible that I had gone through with post-its and a highlighter. She was offended and scared that the kids would read some of the filthy things that I had noted. Do any of you think that it will effect my children in a negative way if they were to stumble upon this bible?

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