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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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.

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-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 Brenda on January 12, 2013 at 9:05pm

We have some friends coming for dinner next week. Born-agains. They usually don't preach to us (they know I'm atheist), but when we went their their home for dinner last summer, they had us stand holding hands whhile the host said a blessing for the meal. We were polite and respectful, but I was a bit annoyed, feeling forced to participate in the prayer. Now I fear they will try this IN MY HOME, which I cannot tolerate, especially with my kids there. Is there any polite way to prevent this?

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 12, 2012 at 11:35pm

Comment by Shawn Brown on October 18, 2012 at 1:10am

I never lied to my kids about Santa Clause and I wont lie to them about other myths.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on October 3, 2012 at 6:56pm

More real military figures.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 30, 2012 at 5:42pm

A real toy soldiers set would look like this.

Comment by Beach Bum on August 21, 2012 at 12:20pm

Happy Birthday, Monty! And thanks for the free music :) I can't wait to check it out!

Comment by Rebekah on August 19, 2012 at 8:45pm
Thanks! I will definitely check out the music, but the amazon link is great and lead to a lot of other good finds especially Dan Barker's works. We had a choose your own ending about the Alamo tonight, but they were asking about Optical Allusions again. The little one is definitely digging the science cartoons.
Comment by GBM Harper on August 19, 2012 at 4:17pm

Hi Rebekah,

I recommend you check out Evolution, by Daniel Loxton

Also, if I can recommend my own work, Songs From the Science Frontier is a fun way to introduce some science topics:

Plus, on Tuesday, which is my birthday, you'll be able to download it for free:

Comment by Rebekah on August 19, 2012 at 1:54pm
Hi, I'm new to the forums and I'm looking for some book recommendations. I've been reading "Optical Allusion" which uses a great cartoon and science information platform to my kids 7 and 12. I want to introduce more evolution and other science information in a fun way. Any books your kids have enjoyed?
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 12, 2012 at 5:35pm


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