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

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

Comment Wall


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Comment by Angie Jackson on June 5, 2009 at 2:57pm
I'm back. *sheepish* Thanks for all the emails ya'll. I didn't realize how much people noticed me being here, or would miss me when I left.
Comment by realitychick on June 3, 2009 at 11:49am
Thanks, Sydni!
Comment by HotMess on June 2, 2009 at 11:32pm
does this work?
Comment by Wendy on June 2, 2009 at 9:34pm
ahhh MAN I can't see it. post linky?
Comment by realitychick on June 2, 2009 at 9:25pm
Ah ha ha ha ha. Baby violence. Nothing cuter.
Comment by HotMess on June 2, 2009 at 9:21pm
Comment by Brenda on June 2, 2009 at 8:46pm
I thought it started in a discussion somewhere then spilled over to the comment wall. after a while, it seemed that it should have moved behind doors, or something.
I don't like fighting.
Comment by HotMess on June 2, 2009 at 8:43pm
Honestly the fighting would have been just fine if it had been done in the Discussion Forum and not here.
I'm a fighter too: we need to hash issues like this out, but it's just too public out here.
Comment by Wendy on June 2, 2009 at 8:42pm
ah I didn't think of that...keep forgetting about the wall up there.

Comment by realitychick on June 2, 2009 at 8:39pm
Hey, I'm up for a good debate anytime. This just wasn't one. At least, not by the time I started lurking. But I don't blame you at all for still wanting to respond to those remarks.

Would you all agree that for a specific discussion such as the college debate, that once it starts turning into a debate, or just a particularly focused discussion, one of the people discussing it starts a discussion, where it can continue and leave the wall free for more general comments and intros and whatnot? I don't know if that would help, but it would at least enable people to avoid the whole When Debaters Attack scenario we had going on here.

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