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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

Don't let kids under four cry it out

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner 1 hour ago. 0 Replies

Four in 10 infants lack strong parental attachmentsWhen parents feel too overwhelmed to soothe crying…Continue

Tags: soothe a crying child, secure attachment

Parenting Teen Drivers

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Sunday. 0 Replies

If you have teenaged drivers, share this.Teen drivers were six times more likely to have a serious incident when there was loud conversation in the vehicle — to the point of needing to make an…Continue

Tags: teen driver safety

Lied-to kids are more dishonest

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 21. 0 Replies

Lied-to children more likely to cheat, lieMost parents admit to lying to their children sometimes, while…Continue

Tags: parenting, dishonesty, lying

Toxic Products at local stores

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 16. 0 Replies

Healthy Stuff. org tests products and informs the public. Check their Retail Center for stores you use.…Continue

Tags: toxic products

Acetaminophen during pregnancy & ADHD

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Feb 26. 0 Replies

A Danish study found that mothers who took acetaminophen while pregnant had more children with ADHD.Use of…Continue

Tags: acetaminophen, hyperactivity, ADHD

Third Hand Smoke is bad bad bad

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Feb 3. 0 Replies

If you're not a smoker, are your children safe from carcinogenic smoke? New evidence indicates that bringing home smoke residues on your clothes could endanger your children as much as if they…Continue

Tags: cancer, third hand smoke

Pollutants lower US kids IQ by 5 points

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 26, 2013. 0 Replies

Pregnant women and children in the US are exposed to multiple toxic pollutants that impair a child's brain development.It’s now known that many chemicals can cross the placenta, once believed to be a…Continue

Tags: neurological disorders in children, pregnancy, pollutants, brain development

Imaginary friends can be helpful

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Oct 15, 2013. 1 Reply

For Hurdles, Even a Pretend Friend Will HelpTalking to imaginary friends helps children…Continue

Tags: inner dialogue, imaginary childhood friends

Regular Bedtimes make well behaved kids

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Oct 14, 2013. 0 Replies

Irregular Bedtimes Lead to Misbehaved KidsEstablishing regular bedtimes…Continue

Tags: bed time

Your family's Climate Change future

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 27, 2013. 0 Replies

This interactive site shows what temperature change you can…Continue

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Comment by Dawn K on April 28, 2011 at 2:47pm

Okay, I'll bite. If you haven't already found it, there is a "Child-free by choice" group here that you might be interested in. I appreciate that you know yourself well enough to be able to make that decision at young age. Some people unfortunately don't realize that until they already have children. So kudos. As for your comments: 

 

1. Choice? We're all irrational about something? How about we let each person make their own decision and leave it at that.

 

2. I agree with you on this point. Children are people and deserve to be treated with respect. Of course that doesn't mean we treat them as fully grown adults. Having said that, I'll add that it's awfully easy to have opinions about raising children when you don't have any.

Comment by §kürrý on April 28, 2011 at 2:41pm
I got the anti-troll addon for Firefox, works great.
Comment by Janine S. on April 28, 2011 at 2:31pm
Don't ask me. I can't hear a thing above all these kids shouting and running around like maniacs.
Comment by Amber Bruder on April 13, 2011 at 9:50pm
I have recently came across a great parenting book. Love and Anger The Parental Dilemma. It has no mention of religion so I think it is a great find. It has helped me with some of my anger issues that where instilled in me as a child. I have grew a better understanding for my own children's anger as well.
Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on April 2, 2011 at 8:39am
@felonious; You are right and at the right age that's ideal stuff the TMBG. As for ABC's n 123's maybe
starfall.com is not too shabby
Comment by FeloniousD on March 26, 2011 at 3:05pm
Regarding science inspired music for kids, I cant believe how much stuff my 3 year old (almost four now) has picked up from the They Might be Giants album. I think it is a great way to help foster a child's curiosity. GBM Harper's album seems to be geared toward slightly older kids but I think the whole genre is awesome. I think there is definitely room for more than one artist or group making this type of music and would love to see it continue to grow.
Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on March 26, 2011 at 11:20am
Comment by Iva Viddal on March 12, 2011 at 2:17pm
OK, here's more raving over GBM Harper's CD in a blog post: www.forrealityssake.weebly.com
Comment by Iva Viddal on March 10, 2011 at 1:05pm

I have listened to GBM Harper's CD, Songs from the Science Fontier, all the way through twice now and my kids and I LOVE it!!!  The concepts and vocabulary are geared toward older children, but all of my kids--ages 1,7, and 8--are enjoying it much more than I could have anticipated!  What surprises me is how much I like it for myself, too!  It's not giddy or annoying like kids's music so often is.  It's got this great folk/pop sound that reminds me of The Beatles at times, the Beach Boys other times, and is great fun to sing along with.  What I like most, though, is that it's clear that Monty has the same unbounded love for science and the natural world that I do.  Not only do the songs teach science, but they also express an infectious wonder and joy at the amazingly vast "unknown" areas of science.  I think it's brilliant how well he's managed to combine interesting facts and processes (interesting to both me and my kids!) with the message that science is a thrilling world of mystery where there's no end to what we can learn.  I'll be recommending the CD on my blog, too.  When I do, I'll post the link here.  This is the link Monty gave me when I asked where the CD can be bought: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/montyharper7/from/montyharper

I'm impressed! :)

Comment by Michelle on March 2, 2011 at 7:39pm
@GBM, I have an 8 year old who loves science too.
 

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