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.

Members: 971
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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 Dawn K on April 28, 2011 at 3:30pm
I hope she has an easy delivery! Congrats a bit early!
Comment by Dawn K on April 28, 2011 at 3:27pm
I know, I know. And now my kids are arguing so I'm in no mood to be nice anymore. :)
Comment by Dawn K on April 28, 2011 at 3:24pm
Well, then you already have me confused. "I don't have any kids and I never will" does not sound like a person who intends to raise a child.

Beyond that, if you truly want a discussion you can try posting your points in the discussion board and not the comment wall. Please be sure to read our posting guidelines.
Comment by Dawn K on April 28, 2011 at 2:58pm

No John, you have not. Sometimes too nice I think, although in this case I prefer diplomatic. :)

I suppose everyone deserves the benefit of the doubt. Once. 

Comment by Dawn K on April 28, 2011 at 2:47pm

Okay, I'll bite. If you haven't already found it, there is a "Child-free by choice" group here that you might be interested in. I appreciate that you know yourself well enough to be able to make that decision at young age. Some people unfortunately don't realize that until they already have children. So kudos. As for your comments: 

 

1. Choice? We're all irrational about something? How about we let each person make their own decision and leave it at that.

 

2. I agree with you on this point. Children are people and deserve to be treated with respect. Of course that doesn't mean we treat them as fully grown adults. Having said that, I'll add that it's awfully easy to have opinions about raising children when you don't have any.

Comment by Janine S. on April 28, 2011 at 2:31pm
Don't ask me. I can't hear a thing above all these kids shouting and running around like maniacs.
Comment by Amber Bruder on April 13, 2011 at 9:50pm
I have recently came across a great parenting book. Love and Anger The Parental Dilemma. It has no mention of religion so I think it is a great find. It has helped me with some of my anger issues that where instilled in me as a child. I have grew a better understanding for my own children's anger as well.
Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on April 2, 2011 at 8:39am
@felonious; You are right and at the right age that's ideal stuff the TMBG. As for ABC's n 123's maybe
starfall.com is not too shabby
Comment by FeloniousD on March 26, 2011 at 3:05pm
Regarding science inspired music for kids, I cant believe how much stuff my 3 year old (almost four now) has picked up from the They Might be Giants album. I think it is a great way to help foster a child's curiosity. GBM Harper's album seems to be geared toward slightly older kids but I think the whole genre is awesome. I think there is definitely room for more than one artist or group making this type of music and would love to see it continue to grow.
Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on March 26, 2011 at 11:20am
 

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