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.

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

Kids as video game addicts

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by James Sep 4. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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

Food supply to collapse by 2040

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Concerned parent Jul 24, 2015. 2 Replies

New Research…Continue

Tags: stop TPP, mass starvation by 2040

Omega-3 nutrition tied to social/emotional improvements

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner May 15, 2015. 0 Replies

Extra Omega-3s for young children significantly reduced depression and antisocial behavior, and even criminal behavior years later. I'd read a British study in which Omega-3 supplements improved the…Continue

Tags: child depression, child aggression, Omega-3 fatty acid

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

Started by Grinning Cat Apr 17, 2015. 0 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

Second hand smoke linked to ADHD

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Apr 3, 2015. 0 Replies

Childhood ADHD linked to secondhand smokingChildren exposed to tobacco…Continue

Tags: ADHD, second hand smoke

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Comment by Dawn K on January 7, 2010 at 3:43pm
There have been quite a few new people lately. Welcome Diane, Mimmom and all the newcomers.
Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on January 2, 2010 at 8:49pm
At least your kid does not have to worry about vatican gestapo in Ireland!? Hugh!? 35K fine for blasphemy in Ireland as of yesterday?
Look it up.
Comment by HotMess on December 22, 2009 at 7:32pm
CM is CafeMom
Comment by Dawn K on December 22, 2009 at 5:47pm
what's CM?

How can anyone possibly think that's okay in a public school! Yikes. Will be interested in reading more about this.
Comment by Oprah's Vajayjay on December 22, 2009 at 5:25pm
Found this on CM:

"Middle school in KY on Friday separated the Jewish kids and Jehovah's Witness kids from the Christian kids: Jews and JW's sat in the office while the Christian kids went to the gym to sing carols and religious hymns about Christmas. Have these people no shame? Those Jewish and JW kids have now been isolated and made in...to second-class citizens. One Atheist student pretended to be Christian, so not to be singled out.



(This has not been brought to the attention of the media yet. It was phoned into the American Atheist Association by an upset parent.)"
Comment by Dawn K on December 20, 2009 at 6:35pm
This is cool. I just played this "trick" on my 6 year old.


There are 6 other videos at Science of Scams
Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on December 19, 2009 at 8:18pm
Comment by Dawn K on December 17, 2009 at 8:22am
Ha, we are the debil. 666

Faith, The wall isn't a great place to have a discussion. There's no threading so it can be difficult to follow. The wall wasn't designed to be a discussion area, that's why groups have the discussion forum.
Comment by Dawn K on December 14, 2009 at 4:48pm
Wall isn't very conducive to discussion. If this needs to be discussed further start a post on the discussion board please. Thank you.
Comment by Dawn K on December 14, 2009 at 4:47pm
I agree. I don't see what the capitalist poster has to do with parenting. It feels like propaganda to me and it's not appropriate here. Which is why I'm going to delete it.

Faith, yes we certainly should be concerned about environmental issues but they aren't directly parenting issues and as such don't particularly belong here.
 

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