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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

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

Don't tell kids they're too fat

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Apr 29, 2014. 0 Replies

Stop Calling Young Girls ‘Fat’Encouraging fitness activities and…Continue

Tags: fat-shaming, obesity

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Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on November 22, 2009 at 6:13pm
So, do atheists raise socialist children!!? no, but seriously:
Comment by Dawn K on October 21, 2009 at 6:52am
Hi Cynthia. Welcome to the group. You've posted on our wall which isn't a the best place for discussion. Why don't you go ahead and post your questions in our discussion area. I think you'll get a good response there.
Comment by Wolf Martinus on September 25, 2009 at 1:24pm
Took my daughter to the playground today. She insisted on taking her wooden doll's pram. At some point I saw a father almost violently pulling one of his twins away from the pram.
I thought that was not necessary and a good chance to demonstrate how good my little one has become at sharing her toys ;-). So I asked her if the girl was allowed to push the thing for a while. She agreed and the twin took the pram. But after a meter or so the father yelled almost hysterically: "Jalla! now is enough!". At that point it dawned on me what the problem was:

I walked away a few meters before I allowed myself to laugh. I think we'll call that stuffed animal Mohamed.
Comment by Michelle on September 22, 2009 at 9:15pm
Pirates for halloween?! I'm planning on dressing up as a pirate to support the church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster this halloween. Does this sound like fun to anyone else who still uses trick or treating with kids or passing out candy as an excuse to play dress up in public?
Comment by Dawn K on September 17, 2009 at 1:36pm
Ha Mitchell, that's a good one. I always wonder, what do they think we are if not animals?

That's right, we're speshul.
Comment by Michelle on September 16, 2009 at 6:11pm
I had to share: When my 1st grader's music teacher stated that humans aren't animals he raised his hand and politely pointed out: "yes, we are". Mom (and soon Dad will be too) is bursting with pride. Not only did he make the correction, he did it appropriately.
Comment by Dawn K on September 10, 2009 at 3:39pm
Comment by Luke on August 18, 2009 at 8:07am
I enjoyed this post about dealing with a religious neighbour offering to take an atheist's child to church.

Comment by Dawn K on August 10, 2009 at 11:27am
Thanks Dave. I'll be right over :)
Comment by Joseph on August 6, 2009 at 9:14pm
It may be alright, but I just don't see how they can get a movie from a book that has about 11 sentences in it. I hope that it is great, but sometimes I feel like my childhood favorites are getting ruined one movie at a time.

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