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

Protect your Fetus

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 15. 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. 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. 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

Some antibiotics increase miscarriage risk

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner May 1. 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

Brain injuries during youth sports can predispose for homelessness

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Jun 8, 2016. 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, 2016. 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, 2016. 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, 2016. 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

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Comment by dolo724 on November 16, 2008 at 12:45am
For moms only is my DW's Yahoo! group, AtheistMoms. It's been around since 2000 and is fairly active. I don't read it, too much mom stuff for me to deal with.
Comment by Larian LeQuella on October 12, 2008 at 7:36pm
Comment by Larian LeQuella on October 12, 2008 at 7:35pm
I thought you all would enjoy this blog post: Dr Plait lists a couple more skeptic parenting sites in that blog that you all may find useful.
Comment by Dara on October 1, 2008 at 9:20am
Thanks so much for this group!
Comment by Oprah's Vajayjay on September 29, 2008 at 4:28pm
Thank you, Dawn K! I've taught him to read (by age 3!) and he's really interested in books. We check out books at the library a lot, about sharks, octopuses, orangutans, one animal at a time, you know? :)
Comment by Oprah's Vajayjay on September 29, 2008 at 4:24pm
Come join my new group on Cafe Mom! I'm going to be ripping off a lot of stuff from here, my appologies in advance...

We need all the support we can get, plus CafeMom is a really fun place to meet other moms. Here's the link:
Comment by Dawn K on September 20, 2008 at 10:54am
Hey Jayjay, At your sons age I think exposure to and myth picture books are great. If he's showing interest in planets or dinosaurs yet don't be afraid to start right in on some non-fiction/science books.

I believe on Amazon there are a couple of book lists put together for secular families although they are more for older kids. I'll try to find them and post links.
Comment by Oprah's Vajayjay on September 14, 2008 at 8:27pm
Hey eveyone! I'm new here. I love the booklist and would love to see more suggestions (or pm me) for my 3.5 yr old boy. Looking forward.

Comment by Dawn K on July 31, 2008 at 6:20pm
Glad you like it Undo. It seems like a great group of people posting. Quite diverse also.
Comment by Undo on July 31, 2008 at 11:20am
I like this group. Thanks for starting it!

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