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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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Discussion Forum

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 Dawn K on February 26, 2011 at 2:16pm

Science and math songs and videos for kids. This looks pretty cool, a bit goofy, but cool for kids.

 

http://kidsinglish.com/

Comment by Dawn K on February 18, 2011 at 9:52am
Looks interesting, I might download it (link http://bit.ly/gQ5U6E) Too bad for the kids that the only mac in the house is my computer and I'm selfish ;)
Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on February 18, 2011 at 6:53am

If you have an apple comp. this is fun:

Comment by Soulf2 on February 10, 2011 at 10:23am
FLorida Atheist and Secular Humanist (FLASH) Parents is hosting a Dale McGowan Workshop at a UU in Miami on Feb 19th.

http://www.meetup.com/FLASHParents/

Dale McGowan is the editor and co-author of Parenting Beyond Belief and Raising Freethinkers. He writes the secular parenting blog “The Meming of Life”.

Please RSVP by Friday, February 11th, 2011 for FREE childcare
Comment by GBM Harper on February 10, 2011 at 9:38am

Wes, this is a bit off topic, but you mentioned wanting to get your girls more interested in science. You might want to check out my CD, Songs From The Science Frontier. The songs are inspired by actual scientific research, and there's a strong balance between guy scientists and girl scientists. It's aimed at kids age 8 and up, but I've had people telling me their age 3 and up kids love it too. Here's a link:

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/montyharper7

Comment by LauraP on February 10, 2011 at 6:27am
There is the joke/truism:
What do you call an Atheist with children? Unitarian Universalist.
Comment by Wes Saunders on February 9, 2011 at 11:23pm

That sounds REALLY great. My two girls aren't into science all that much and I would love to find something that they would find interesting and educational as well. I think the wife and I might have to look into that. Thanks to everyone for comments and ideas. I really appreciate it. Scratch that... We BOTH really appreciate it.

Comment by Michelle on February 9, 2011 at 8:20pm

I never thought we would enjoy a UU church but my son gets a better science education in Sunday school than approximately 72% of U.S. public school kids.  His first class was about the big bang theory and expansion/contraction then last week they had him bring his evolution time line and creature cards from Charlie's Playhouse.  

All UU congregations are different, we lucked into a really great one, but we checked it out on-line first too.

Comment by LauraP on February 9, 2011 at 6:40pm
There is a Unitarian Universalist church in your area. You might want to check that out. I'd say go a few times without your kids to see if you like it and if they have a good kids program. I'm thinking if you are taking them to a "church" on Sundays, your in-laws might not have as much of a problem. My parents are Atheists and they raised us in the UU church.
Comment by Wes Saunders on February 9, 2011 at 12:13am
Oh yes. My wife and I know all about that shit. Fortunatley, I DONT have the catholic guilt. I'm sorry to say that my wife still feels the twinge from it every once in a while. Thank you for your concern though.
 

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