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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

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

Tags: Climate Change

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 Jennifer Hancock on February 13, 2012 at 9:01am

Hi Skeptical Blogger -great blog - consider adding it to the Humanist webring at: http://www.webring.org/t/Humanist-Ring?sid=1

Comment by Dawn K on February 13, 2012 at 9:01am

Hi skep blogger. There's so much bullying everywhere, it seems no matter how much society says bulling is bad we seem to see it more and more. How I wonder do we teach kids (generally) not to be bullies when so many adults are? Anyway, I will check out your blog. I'm not stalking :) but I noticed you are in Concord - I grew up in Epsom just down Rte 4 a ways and still have family in the area. Welcome.

Comment by Skeptical Blogger on February 13, 2012 at 7:27am

Hi all!  How nice to find this site and, even better, this group!  

For an introduction:  I was a stay at home dad for 5 years before going back to school for a master's in social work.  Now I work with an agency that does training for child protective workers.  An experience with bullying that my 7 year old daughter recently had at school has prompted my wife and I to take a more mindful approach to parenting as atheists and humanists.  It's nice to find a place to explore approaches and solutions to the unique struggles of parenting as an atheist in a theistic world.  If you're interested, and willing to bear with the cliche, I just started a blog about it called The Humanist Household.  Anyway, I look forward to participating in the group and getting to know you all.  Hope you all had a great Darwin Day yesterday!

Comment by HotMess on February 10, 2012 at 8:33pm

Right - eyerolling is so much more effective than bullets.

Hey maybe if enough people swamp his fb page, he'll shoot his own computer, too ...

Comment by Bryanderthal on February 10, 2012 at 6:43pm

You rolled her eyes!?!?!? Shoulda just shot her laptop! ;)

I agree though. He's the big man and we all know it.... >.>

Comment by HotMess on February 10, 2012 at 6:10pm

Apparently this is a huge viral hit. I have a 17 year old and when she used to get this way we just rolled her eyes and sometimes laughed at her. We still have a lot of difficulties with her, but watching this video, I just see someone stroking his own ego, not really trying to discipline his child.

Comment by Dawn K on February 10, 2012 at 3:11pm

Honestly, the first time I saw this on FB I was disgusted by his reading the letter and making it public and didn't bother to watch until the end. My opinion hasn't changed from sitting through the entire thing now. I can't think of a single nice thing to say so I'll just say IMO he's made his bed, now he has to lie in it. 

Comment by Bryanderthal on February 10, 2012 at 2:42pm

I raised an eyebrow but then thought about what my dad would have done to me if he caught me writing something like that and thought that this guy wasn't so bad. Something similar did happen in my family recently regarding my 13 year old daughter, me, and FB. I talked to her about it, let her know how much it hurt my feelings, and then apologized for getting angry (oh, I was pissed, too!) and told her that we both needed time apart to think about what happened. Within the hour she was back on FB making amends and everything has been alright since. No public humiliation needed and I never once felt the need to pull out my firearm...

Comment by Annie Thomas on February 10, 2012 at 2:08pm

I agree, HotMess.  I watched this on FB this morning, and was hoping he would teach his daughter a more valuable lesson.  Wouldn't donating the computer to a hard-working student teach her more than destroying a perfectly good laptop?  I was also confused by him holding a lit cigarette... as I didn't notice him take a single drag.  Was this a prop?  And if so, what purpose did it serve?  As a parent and teacher, I don't see how humiliating a child will teach them to stop humiliating others.  It reminds me of the parent spanking the child, all the time yelling, "I told you not to hit!"

Comment by HotMess on February 10, 2012 at 12:09pm

I was O.K. with him until he pulled out the handgun. Now I wonder how much more there is to this story.

 

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