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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Latest Activity: Feb 27

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 dolo724 on November 16, 2008 at 12:45am
For moms only is my DW's Yahoo! group, AtheistMoms. It's been around since 2000 and is fairly active. I don't read it, too much mom stuff for me to deal with.
Comment by Larian LeQuella on October 12, 2008 at 7:36pm
Comment by Larian LeQuella on October 12, 2008 at 7:35pm
I thought you all would enjoy this blog post: Dr Plait lists a couple more skeptic parenting sites in that blog that you all may find useful.
Comment by Dara on October 1, 2008 at 9:20am
Thanks so much for this group!
Comment by Oprah's Vajayjay on September 29, 2008 at 4:28pm
Thank you, Dawn K! I've taught him to read (by age 3!) and he's really interested in books. We check out books at the library a lot, about sharks, octopuses, orangutans, one animal at a time, you know? :)
Comment by Oprah's Vajayjay on September 29, 2008 at 4:24pm
Come join my new group on Cafe Mom! I'm going to be ripping off a lot of stuff from here, my appologies in advance...

We need all the support we can get, plus CafeMom is a really fun place to meet other moms. Here's the link:
Comment by Dawn K on September 20, 2008 at 10:54am
Hey Jayjay, At your sons age I think exposure to and myth picture books are great. If he's showing interest in planets or dinosaurs yet don't be afraid to start right in on some non-fiction/science books.

I believe on Amazon there are a couple of book lists put together for secular families although they are more for older kids. I'll try to find them and post links.
Comment by Oprah's Vajayjay on September 14, 2008 at 8:27pm
Hey eveyone! I'm new here. I love the booklist and would love to see more suggestions (or pm me) for my 3.5 yr old boy. Looking forward.

Comment by Dawn K on July 31, 2008 at 6:20pm
Glad you like it Undo. It seems like a great group of people posting. Quite diverse also.
Comment by Undo on July 31, 2008 at 11:20am
I like this group. Thanks for starting it!

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