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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.

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 Citizen Roe on August 14, 2010 at 10:10pm
I'm having issues with the link working but I'll try again!

Just surfing around the web and found a section on Infidels.org that I'd never seen before. It's called the Secular Web Parent's Corner and has essays, book links & reviews and some other stuff. If you're interested, the URL is:

http://www.infidels.org/families/parents/
Comment by Andrew Hall on July 7, 2010 at 12:29pm
My 8 year old saddles up to the bar while we're waiting for our table at a restaurant.

http://laughinginpurgatory.blogspot.com/2010/07/my-boys-first-trip-...
Comment by Dejah Thoris on June 29, 2010 at 10:32am
I'm so glad I don't have to worry about that with my family. I can just imagine the stress.
Comment by Dejah Thoris on June 29, 2010 at 6:48am
Great anecdote, Andrew. Thanks for sharing.
Comment by Andrew Hall on May 24, 2010 at 4:36pm
I just had a discussion about brain function with my 5 and 8 year old.
http://laughinginpurgatory.blogspot.com/2010/05/talk-about-brain-fu...
Comment by Tabi on May 16, 2010 at 7:35pm
Bryan- I dont know how it went, Im not sure if they even went through with it. I told my daughter to speak up if she wanted to do it or not.... But now her step mom got me to go to a play, which she said it would just be a concert, and it was about how to teach children to convert atheists, and how to deal with them!! What a punch in the stomach!!!
Comment by GBM Harper on May 13, 2010 at 3:35pm
Hi Erika,
Go for it! If you haven't found it yet, check out Foundation Beyond Belief's Yahoo group - specifically set up to support people who want to start local secular parenting and family groups.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/foundationbeyondbelief/
Comment by Erika S on May 13, 2010 at 3:01pm
Hello,
My name is Erika- I have two daughters ages 2.5 and 4 months. Just yesterday I started looking for athiest parenting resources online- it was prompted by being invited to a MOPS meeting, which I had no idea was a Christian organization. Needless to say, I suffered through it- and really got to thinking about what myself and my children will do for socialization that doesn't include a church community. I am seriously considering starting a Freethinking Moms group in my area where like minded individuals can speak freely about their "non" belief- and of course other parenting issues like potty training etc.
Comment by Bryanderthal on May 5, 2010 at 3:46pm
Tabi - I was baptized three times (Baptist), my wife once (Cath) and my son once (Cath). We're all doing just fine! How did it go?
Comment by It's just Matt on April 30, 2010 at 9:08am
"How Breastfeeding Benefits Mothers' Health
Feeding infants with breast milk has been shown to improve baby health and even IQ, but the benefits of breastfeeding also appear to stay with mothers for years to come, lowering risks of cardiovascular disease and cancer"

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=breastfeeding-bene...
 

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