Parenting Little Heathens

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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.

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

-Dawn K

Discussion Forum

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 Dawn K on November 27, 2011 at 9:08pm

Congratulations!

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
Bibledotcom.xxx, sounds about right.. anyhow, on to more brain stimulating subjects. check this out
http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/Meliss
if your kid(s) can understand professor talk, it's well worth the hour.
payce
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.
 

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