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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

Interest in high school predicts higher income

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Feb 27. 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. 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

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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

ExxonMobil likes unsafe toys

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Dec 22, 2016. 0 Replies

Toys like these still have…Continue

Tags: ExxonMobil, toys, children's health, dangerous chemicals, phthalates

Kids as video game addicts

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by James Sep 4, 2016. 4 Replies

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

Tags: video game addiction

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 13, 2012 at 11:41pm

Parenting Beyond Belief Webinar offered. This is a link to a discussion by Darryl Ray, who as a nonmember of this group, asked me to pass along the information.

The event will be on February 19th at 12:00 EST, and will include a 30 minute overview of 7 secular parenting topics along with 30 minutes of interactive Q&A with Dale for only $15! Please e-mail noelle@parentingbeyondbelief.com with 'PBB Webinar' in the subject line for registration details.

Comment by GBM Harper on February 13, 2012 at 10:12am

Several children's music friends of mine are celebrating because yesterday a compilation CD they contributed to won a Grammy award! I bring this up because the CD is called All About Bullies Big and Small. Skeptical Blogger - maybe you'll want to review it for your blog! http://allaboutbulliesbigandsmall.com/albums/all-about-bullies-big-...

Comment by Jennifer Hancock on February 13, 2012 at 9:01am

Hi Skeptical Blogger -great blog - consider adding it to the Humanist webring at: http://www.webring.org/t/Humanist-Ring?sid=1

Comment by Dawn K on February 13, 2012 at 9:01am

Hi skep blogger. There's so much bullying everywhere, it seems no matter how much society says bulling is bad we seem to see it more and more. How I wonder do we teach kids (generally) not to be bullies when so many adults are? Anyway, I will check out your blog. I'm not stalking :) but I noticed you are in Concord - I grew up in Epsom just down Rte 4 a ways and still have family in the area. Welcome.

Comment by Skeptical Blogger on February 13, 2012 at 7:27am

Hi all!  How nice to find this site and, even better, this group!  

For an introduction:  I was a stay at home dad for 5 years before going back to school for a master's in social work.  Now I work with an agency that does training for child protective workers.  An experience with bullying that my 7 year old daughter recently had at school has prompted my wife and I to take a more mindful approach to parenting as atheists and humanists.  It's nice to find a place to explore approaches and solutions to the unique struggles of parenting as an atheist in a theistic world.  If you're interested, and willing to bear with the cliche, I just started a blog about it called The Humanist Household.  Anyway, I look forward to participating in the group and getting to know you all.  Hope you all had a great Darwin Day yesterday!

Comment by HotMess on February 10, 2012 at 8:33pm

Right - eyerolling is so much more effective than bullets.

Hey maybe if enough people swamp his fb page, he'll shoot his own computer, too ...

Comment by Bryanderthal on February 10, 2012 at 6:43pm

You rolled her eyes!?!?!? Shoulda just shot her laptop! ;)

I agree though. He's the big man and we all know it.... >.>

Comment by HotMess on February 10, 2012 at 6:10pm

Apparently this is a huge viral hit. I have a 17 year old and when she used to get this way we just rolled her eyes and sometimes laughed at her. We still have a lot of difficulties with her, but watching this video, I just see someone stroking his own ego, not really trying to discipline his child.

Comment by Dawn K on February 10, 2012 at 3:11pm

Honestly, the first time I saw this on FB I was disgusted by his reading the letter and making it public and didn't bother to watch until the end. My opinion hasn't changed from sitting through the entire thing now. I can't think of a single nice thing to say so I'll just say IMO he's made his bed, now he has to lie in it. 

Comment by Bryanderthal on February 10, 2012 at 2:42pm

I raised an eyebrow but then thought about what my dad would have done to me if he caught me writing something like that and thought that this guy wasn't so bad. Something similar did happen in my family recently regarding my 13 year old daughter, me, and FB. I talked to her about it, let her know how much it hurt my feelings, and then apologized for getting angry (oh, I was pissed, too!) and told her that we both needed time apart to think about what happened. Within the hour she was back on FB making amends and everything has been alright since. No public humiliation needed and I never once felt the need to pull out my firearm...

 

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