Parenting Little Heathens

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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.

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Thank you for joining the group, I hope you enjoy being here.

-Dawn K

Discussion Forum

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

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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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Music improves behavior

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 6, 2013. 0 Replies

'Making Music May Improve Young Children's Behavior'For young children, making music making improves social…Continue

Tags: problem solving, helpfulness, cooperation, young children, singing

Low fat toddler diet => obese adult

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Aug 24, 2013. 0 Replies

This technical paper says that it's bad to restrict fats for children under two, because they'll likely become obese by the age of 20.…Continue

Tags: adult obesity, low fat diet before two

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Comment by Annie Thomas on November 27, 2011 at 7:35pm

Congratulations Aaron!  I love babies of all kinds, but extra glad to think of another heathen in the world. ;-)

Comment by Annie Thomas on October 28, 2011 at 5:57pm
Agreed.  And then when you mention the "under God" only being added in the 5os, they feign shock at how mean atheists are... always picking on the poor, helpless Christians.  My daughter noted that the video seemed rather impartial, which will be enough to get it banned by many religious households.
Comment by Annie Thomas on October 28, 2011 at 3:32pm
Aaron R.- Thanks for sharing the video.  I just watched it with my 12 year old and we both enjoyed it.  I never understand the "majority rules" argument Christians usually throw out there when questioned about having things like prayers or 10 commandments in public schools.
Comment by Dori Mooney on October 17, 2011 at 5:56pm
Howdy everyone.  While I don't yet have little heathens of my own, my boyfriend and I are very interested in what it takes to raise little freethinkers.  I'm already enjoying the discussions posted on here.
Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on October 2, 2011 at 8:51am
Bibledotcom.xxx, sounds about right.. anyhow, on to more brain stimulating subjects. check this out
http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/Meliss
if your kid(s) can understand professor talk, it's well worth the hour.
payce
Comment by Jennifer Hancock on September 30, 2011 at 6:41am
On the other hand, most folks don't get past the begets anyway.
Comment by Jennifer Hancock on September 30, 2011 at 6:40am
Yeah - children under 15 say shouldn't be reading the bible directly anyway - they need watered down non-violent-pornographic versions of the stories.  So, I'd say your comments are probably the least of your worries should your kid get their hands on a copy of the bible.  Maybe your wife is unaware of what's actually in the bible.
Comment by Dawn K on September 30, 2011 at 6:32am
Hi James! That's an interesting thing isn't it. That a book written by/for a loving God is potentially not safe for children. There's more than one reason publishers make children's bibles.
Comment by james schafer on September 30, 2011 at 4:18am
hello everyone! New to Atheist Nexus and this group. I have 5 children and my eldest son is 10. My wife is a christian who recently found a bible that I had gone through with post-its and a highlighter. She was offended and scared that the kids would read some of the filthy things that I had noted. Do any of you think that it will effect my children in a negative way if they were to stumble upon this bible?
Comment by Jennifer Hancock on September 19, 2011 at 3:00pm

He Nerd - just showed my son that fossil. He got really excited and says he has plans to dig up the bow of a pirate ship he is convinced is buried in our backyard. He does plan to donate it to our local museum. LOL

 

 

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