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.

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 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

http://www.amazon.com/Evolution-How-Living-Things-Came/dp/1554534305

Also, if I can recommend my own work, Songs From the Science Frontier is a fun way to introduce some science topics: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/montyharper7

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

http://montyharper.blogspot.com/

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

Comment by Dawn K on July 10, 2012 at 7:59am

Welcome Destiny. Feel free to ask any specific questions you have in the discussion forum. If you haven't already, look for the resources list up at the top - there are lots of books but most should be available at libraries assuming you have a good system.

Comment by Destiny Tripp on July 9, 2012 at 10:58pm
Hello, my name is Destiny, and I am a proud parent of an up and coming free thinker. I just joined, and I am looking forward to having somewhere to go to where there are more people like myself! I married the only other free thinker I have ever known, and although I do love him, I am excited to meet other atheists, other mothers in particular. So, with that being said, I am seeking advice from other atheist parents on things such as explaining religion, how to teach my child to handle herself in the situations we as atheists find ourselves in, and how as a parent I should help her understand how incredible it is to to be a free thinker, even if it means we are different. I would LOVE to hear from people who were raised atheist, your experimces and advice! Any helpful resources are appreciated, but honestly I dont have a great book budget at the can download most anything, such a childrens shows that promote free thinking. I myself carry great advice for teching your toddler to read, and I will eventually post a video on that! I am interested in any early child education advice really, and even some potty training tips would be great! Thanx guys!
 

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