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

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


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 Ann Pollitt on October 31, 2010 at 2:35pm
Halloween - Safest Day of the Year:

Lovely article about letting our kids enjoy H'ween properly. :-)
Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on September 30, 2010 at 7:18am
great game, so many creatures!
Comment by Dawn K on August 30, 2010 at 12:45pm
Welcome Dan and AKICKTOTHEEYE. Glad you found us.
Comment by Dan on August 30, 2010 at 10:25am
Hello, I'm an American, but I'm living in Cyprus. I rarely find other non-theists here in Cyprus, so it's a bit lonely here in that regard! Also, there is the occasional disagreement with my Greek Orthodox in-laws over how to raise our child, and I've been looking for a support community to help me out. So it's great to have found this site and this group. :)
Comment by Michelle on August 24, 2010 at 7:34am
Thanks Dawn, I'm on the mailing list and thought I would pass on the sale. We paid full price last year and still love it. Seems like she is growing the business through Amazon this year.
Comment by Dawn K on August 24, 2010 at 7:06am
It's okay Michelle. :) We've talked about Charlie's playhouse once or twice here but I'm sure there are still people that haven't heard about them. They do have really nice products.
Comment by Michelle on August 23, 2010 at 9:39pm
About my last comment, I do not have any financial interest in the company, it is just me sharing.
Comment by Michelle on August 23, 2010 at 9:38pm
We got a giant time line and creature cards for our son last Christmas and he loves them as much as I do. We did not get to learn as much about dinosaurs when I was kid because evolution was evil. If anyone is interested they will be 20% off beginning in September.
Comment by GBM Harper on August 14, 2010 at 11:36pm
I'm working on a resource you all might be interested in - songs for kids age 8-12 inspired by the work of various scientists here in Oklahoma. Please check out this TV news story about it! If you'd like to support the CD you can pre order it here. The deadline is August 21 (next Saturday).
Comment by ian t. on August 14, 2010 at 11:23pm
Citizen Roe: The parenting / education content available on and linked from is great. I've read most of the essays, hit up several of the links, and I have purchased a few of the books recommended on the site. Great stuff, all around.

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