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

Protecting oxygen-deprived newborns

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

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

Tags: fat-shaming, obesity

Brain injuries during youth sports can predispose for homelessness

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Apr 26. 0 Replies

A traumatic brain injury sustained in childhood or early teenage years could predispose someone to homelessness as an adult.Dr. Topolovec-Vranic looked at data on 111 homeless men aged 27 to 81 years…Continue

Tags: homeless, childhood brain injury

Don't let kids under four cry it out

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Annie Thomas Apr 23. 1 Reply

Four in 10 infants lack strong parental attachmentsWhen parents feel too overwhelmed to soothe crying…Continue

Tags: soothe a crying child, secure attachment

Parenting Teen Drivers

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Apr 20. 0 Replies

If you have teenaged drivers, share this.Teen drivers were six times more likely to have a serious incident when there was loud conversation in the vehicle — to the point of needing to make an…Continue

Tags: teen driver safety

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

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Comment by Annie Thomas on June 13, 2011 at 4:42pm
Thanks, John.  Luckily, we live in a nice little pocket of reason within the state (university town).  I think she is just at that age where many children start to question the religion they were born into, and so it makes sense that her friends might be doing that.  She seems to be talking with a lot of friends about it, and she's always been open about her lack of beliefs.  Just wondering if any other parents have experienced this.
Comment by Annie Thomas on June 13, 2011 at 10:50am

Introduction

Hi Everyone!  My name is Annie and I just joined this lovely site.  I am the mother of an amazing 12 year old daughter.  We have this raising an atheist thing down pretty well, but a recent issue we're dealing with is that my daughter is starting to deconvert her friends.  No nasty phone calls from other parents yet, but I wonder if any of you have dealt with this.  I simply tell her to be respectful of other people's opinions and the family culture in which they live. 

I look forward to getting to know you, and participating in this community.

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on May 20, 2011 at 7:00am
Comment by Dawn K on May 18, 2011 at 8:17am
Comment by carl on May 11, 2011 at 1:17am
yes its serious.
Comment by Dawn K on May 3, 2011 at 8:09am

Hey everyone. Just wanted to mention that I will be checking in here only occasionally for a bit. We just bought a house and are busy with the usual tasks home buying entails.

Comment by Alice on April 30, 2011 at 1:25am
Go Egan! : ) I've got 3 of them - and do my best to treat them like people -
Comment by FeloniousD on April 29, 2011 at 7:29am
You guys were soooo right. JohnD, I'm gonna have to get me some of that troll filtering software ;)
Comment by FeloniousD on April 28, 2011 at 7:07pm
@ Beach bum: That may be but anyone who wishes to continue this discussion needs to start a new discussion please. I may join you there.
Comment by Beach Bum on April 28, 2011 at 6:34pm
Though I think Egan lacks diplomacy, he does make valid points. He is being rational. He should have posted a discussion instead of a comment on the wall, but I happen to agree with a lot of what he says. It seems to me that some of the other group members have been disrespectful to him immediately following his first comment and set the tone for the rest of the comments.

Personally, I had biological children for selfish reasons and I am not afraid to stand up and admit that. Though in my defense, my husband and I have two children who will replace us when we die. Maybe not the best justification but better than nothing.
 

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