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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

Live tweets from an abstinence-based "sex ed" class

Started by Grinning Cat Apr 17. 0 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

Breastfed babies have less colic

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Feb 6. 0 Replies

Babies who were only breastfed had a smoother transition to solid food, in this study.Another breastfeeding…Continue

Tags: colic, breastfeeding

Helping kids handle the transition out of religion

Started by Amy. Last reply by John Hayes Dec 22, 2014. 1 Reply

Hi, I'm new to atheism, and I tried coming out slowly to my 6 year old son, but after his school christmas program, things sort of sped up on the car ride home. He really freaked out when I told him…Continue

Omega 3s during pregnancy diets determine that child's math scores

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 11, 2014. 0 Replies

The current US diet, high in corn and soybean products, harms the brain of your developing fetus. Pregnant women need lots of omega 3's and a lot less omega 6's. Nearly half of the difference in…Continue

Children in megacities get brain damage

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 11, 2014. 0 Replies

Air pollution harmful to young brains, study findsAir pollution in large cities damages children's…Continue

Tags: brain damage, air pollution

Protecting oxygen-deprived newborns

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jul 11, 2014. 0 Replies

Cooling protects oxygen-deprived infantsWe always fear our newborn being temporarily deprived…Continue

Tags: birth complications

Breastfeeding moms need 5,000 - 6,000 IU of D per day

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jun 21, 2014. 0 Replies

Vitamin D and the nursing motherHuman milk, in most nursing mothers, contains very little vitamin D. Infant…Continue

Tags: vitamin D deficiency in babies

Nursing mothers need 5,000-6,000 IU of vitamin D

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jun 8, 2014. 0 Replies

Vitamin D and the nursing motherAn "adequate" intake for nursing mothers is not the 400 IU/d the IOM…Continue

Tags: nursing, vitamin D

Healthy diet bfore pregnancy and preterm birth

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner May 24, 2014. 0 Replies

Poor diet before pregnancy linked with preterm birthWomen who ate more protein and fruit before pregnancy…Continue

Tags: premature birth, diet

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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

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!
Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on May 29, 2012 at 9:59am

jesus.. ha.. pffffft


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