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

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 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.
Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on November 30, 2009 at 9:40pm
Ah blues rock with a twist:
Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on November 25, 2009 at 5:44pm
Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on November 22, 2009 at 6:13pm
So, do atheists raise socialist children!!? no, but seriously:
Comment by Dawn K on October 21, 2009 at 6:52am
Hi Cynthia. Welcome to the group. You've posted on our wall which isn't a the best place for discussion. Why don't you go ahead and post your questions in our discussion area. I think you'll get a good response there.
Comment by Wolf Martinus on September 25, 2009 at 1:24pm
Took my daughter to the playground today. She insisted on taking her wooden doll's pram. At some point I saw a father almost violently pulling one of his twins away from the pram.
I thought that was not necessary and a good chance to demonstrate how good my little one has become at sharing her toys ;-). So I asked her if the girl was allowed to push the thing for a while. She agreed and the twin took the pram. But after a meter or so the father yelled almost hysterically: "Jalla! now is enough!". At that point it dawned on me what the problem was:

I walked away a few meters before I allowed myself to laugh. I think we'll call that stuffed animal Mohamed.
Comment by Michelle on September 22, 2009 at 9:15pm
Pirates for halloween?! I'm planning on dressing up as a pirate to support the church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster this halloween. Does this sound like fun to anyone else who still uses trick or treating with kids or passing out candy as an excuse to play dress up in public?
Comment by Dawn K on September 17, 2009 at 1:36pm
Ha Mitchell, that's a good one. I always wonder, what do they think we are if not animals?

That's right, we're speshul.
Comment by Michelle on September 16, 2009 at 6:11pm
I had to share: When my 1st grader's music teacher stated that humans aren't animals he raised his hand and politely pointed out: "yes, we are". Mom (and soon Dad will be too) is bursting with pride. Not only did he make the correction, he did it appropriately.
Comment by Dawn K on September 10, 2009 at 3:39pm

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