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 §kürrý on June 29, 2010 at 7:22am
You have to love when you explain to your family to respect your beliefs they still attempt to teach your child bible camp songs.
Comment by Dejah Thoris on June 29, 2010 at 6:48am
Great anecdote, Andrew. Thanks for sharing.
Comment by Andrew Hall on May 24, 2010 at 4:36pm
I just had a discussion about brain function with my 5 and 8 year old.
http://laughinginpurgatory.blogspot.com/2010/05/talk-about-brain-fu...
Comment by Tabi on May 16, 2010 at 7:35pm
Bryan- I dont know how it went, Im not sure if they even went through with it. I told my daughter to speak up if she wanted to do it or not.... But now her step mom got me to go to a play, which she said it would just be a concert, and it was about how to teach children to convert atheists, and how to deal with them!! What a punch in the stomach!!!
Comment by GBM Harper on May 13, 2010 at 3:35pm
Hi Erika,
Go for it! If you haven't found it yet, check out Foundation Beyond Belief's Yahoo group - specifically set up to support people who want to start local secular parenting and family groups.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/foundationbeyondbelief/
Comment by Erika S on May 13, 2010 at 3:01pm
Hello,
My name is Erika- I have two daughters ages 2.5 and 4 months. Just yesterday I started looking for athiest parenting resources online- it was prompted by being invited to a MOPS meeting, which I had no idea was a Christian organization. Needless to say, I suffered through it- and really got to thinking about what myself and my children will do for socialization that doesn't include a church community. I am seriously considering starting a Freethinking Moms group in my area where like minded individuals can speak freely about their "non" belief- and of course other parenting issues like potty training etc.
Comment by Bryanderthal on May 5, 2010 at 3:46pm
Tabi - I was baptized three times (Baptist), my wife once (Cath) and my son once (Cath). We're all doing just fine! How did it go?
Comment by It's just Matt on April 30, 2010 at 9:08am
"How Breastfeeding Benefits Mothers' Health
Feeding infants with breast milk has been shown to improve baby health and even IQ, but the benefits of breastfeeding also appear to stay with mothers for years to come, lowering risks of cardiovascular disease and cancer"

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=breastfeeding-bene...
Comment by Wendy on April 26, 2010 at 5:54am
forced by who? An ex? A grandparent? My first inclination is "oh helllllllllllls no" but I don't know the situation completely
Comment by GBM Harper on April 25, 2010 at 9:14pm
Hi Tabi,
I was baptized when I was little, but... it didn't take! So, I'm sure there's hope for her.
 

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