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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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-Dawn K

Discussion Forum

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

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Grinning Cat Aug 12. 1 Reply

(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

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

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

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Comment by Michelle on March 2, 2011 at 7:39pm
@GBM, I have an 8 year old who loves science too.
Comment by GBM Harper on March 2, 2011 at 5:02pm
Hi Iva - The other CD goes to you! Just message me where to send it. Thanks!!
Comment by GBM Harper on March 2, 2011 at 4:16pm

That was quick - OK, Soulf2 gets a CD! Just message me where to send it! 

And how bout this - I'll send a second copy to someone with older kids (age 8-12) so we can get a big-kid perspective on it too. Thanks!

Comment by Soulf2 on March 2, 2011 at 3:55pm
@GBM Harpe My 4y/o is a science music fan and would likely love it!
Comment by GBM Harper on March 2, 2011 at 3:53pm
I could recommend my own CD here - "Songs From the Science Frontier" but I realize my opinion of it may be a bit biased. How 'bout I send a copy to the first person who asks, in return for which, you can recommend it to the group if you like it? (I aimed it at kids age 8 and up, though others have told me their 4 - 7 year olds love it too.)
Comment by Soulf2 on March 2, 2011 at 3:37pm
They Might Be Giants "Here comes science" CD/DVD is awesome!
http://www.youtube.com/user/ThreeDigitIQ#grid/user/3B9BB826C3F6B838
Comment by Dawn K on February 26, 2011 at 2:16pm

Science and math songs and videos for kids. This looks pretty cool, a bit goofy, but cool for kids.

 

http://kidsinglish.com/

Comment by Dawn K on February 18, 2011 at 9:52am
Looks interesting, I might download it (link http://bit.ly/gQ5U6E) Too bad for the kids that the only mac in the house is my computer and I'm selfish ;)
Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on February 18, 2011 at 6:53am

If you have an apple comp. this is fun:

Comment by Soulf2 on February 10, 2011 at 10:23am
FLorida Atheist and Secular Humanist (FLASH) Parents is hosting a Dale McGowan Workshop at a UU in Miami on Feb 19th.

http://www.meetup.com/FLASHParents/

Dale McGowan is the editor and co-author of Parenting Beyond Belief and Raising Freethinkers. He writes the secular parenting blog “The Meming of Life”.

Please RSVP by Friday, February 11th, 2011 for FREE childcare
 

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