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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

Helping kids handle the transition out of religion

Started by Amy. Last reply by John Hayes on Monday. 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. 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. 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. 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

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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.
Comment by Jedi Wanderer on April 28, 2011 at 5:29pm
Thanks Dawn! :-)
Comment by Dawn K on April 28, 2011 at 5:27pm

I am sorry Wanderer. 

 

At this point I politely ask everyone to stop responding to egan here on the comment wall. If he is serious about this discussion he will move it to the discussion area as I asked him to hours ago. 

 

egan, if you choose to continue in this group you will follow the guidelines. You are engaging in ad hominem attacks and they must stop.

 

Thank you everyone.

Comment by Vanessa on April 28, 2011 at 5:21pm

I'm really confused as to why you'd want to post on this board in the first place, given your opinions, which you are perfectly allowed to have. Others are allowed to have their opinions also. This particular board is not for your debate on whether or not people should have children. Find another please. I quote from the group guidelines...

"This group exists for the purpose of discussing issues relating to parenting and raising our children. PLH is meant to be a comfortable place that parents of A/N can come to share information, ask for advice, share their child's achievements, or just vent about issues they may be facing in their family."

 

Who ever is in charge of the group, is there anything that can be done against trolling?

Comment by James Marso on April 28, 2011 at 5:20pm

Here Egan, this might help: http://www.say-it-in-english.com/BasicEnglish8.html

 


It won't make your arguments any more rational, but at least your text won't appear as juvenile.

Comment by Jedi Wanderer on April 28, 2011 at 5:15pm
It would seem that my previous comment was directed largely at Egan. However, the rest of you guys should also have suggested this, rather than having it all out here in the public where all 868 members of this group have to listen to it (or at least delete dozens of emails!).
Comment by Jedi Wanderer on April 28, 2011 at 5:13pm
Guys, I just opened my email inbox and it has exploded with mail detailing this entire conversation! In fact the emails are still pouring in. The next time you want to start a discussion on something controversial, can you please do so in a separate topic so every member of this group doesn't have to get a blow-by-blow description of your debate? Thanks.
Comment by James Marso on April 28, 2011 at 4:57pm
Egan, is your shift key broken or do you just have a thing against capital letters which is similar to your distain for parents who have children?
 

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