Parenting Little Heathens


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

Comment Wall


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Comment by Dan on August 30, 2010 at 10:25am
Hello, I'm an American, but I'm living in Cyprus. I rarely find other non-theists here in Cyprus, so it's a bit lonely here in that regard! Also, there is the occasional disagreement with my Greek Orthodox in-laws over how to raise our child, and I've been looking for a support community to help me out. So it's great to have found this site and this group. :)
Comment by Michelle on August 24, 2010 at 7:34am
Thanks Dawn, I'm on the mailing list and thought I would pass on the sale. We paid full price last year and still love it. Seems like she is growing the business through Amazon this year.
Comment by Dawn K on August 24, 2010 at 7:06am
It's okay Michelle. :) We've talked about Charlie's playhouse once or twice here but I'm sure there are still people that haven't heard about them. They do have really nice products.
Comment by Michelle on August 23, 2010 at 9:39pm
About my last comment, I do not have any financial interest in the company, it is just me sharing.
Comment by Michelle on August 23, 2010 at 9:38pm
We got a giant time line and creature cards for our son last Christmas and he loves them as much as I do. We did not get to learn as much about dinosaurs when I was kid because evolution was evil. If anyone is interested they will be 20% off beginning in September.
Comment by GBM Harper on August 14, 2010 at 11:36pm
I'm working on a resource you all might be interested in - songs for kids age 8-12 inspired by the work of various scientists here in Oklahoma. Please check out this TV news story about it! If you'd like to support the CD you can pre order it here. The deadline is August 21 (next Saturday).
Comment by ian t. on August 14, 2010 at 11:23pm
Citizen Roe: The parenting / education content available on and linked from is great. I've read most of the essays, hit up several of the links, and I have purchased a few of the books recommended on the site. Great stuff, all around.
Comment by Citizen Roe on August 14, 2010 at 10:10pm
I'm having issues with the link working but I'll try again!

Just surfing around the web and found a section on that I'd never seen before. It's called the Secular Web Parent's Corner and has essays, book links & reviews and some other stuff. If you're interested, the URL is:
Comment by Andrew Hall on July 7, 2010 at 12:29pm
My 8 year old saddles up to the bar while we're waiting for our table at a restaurant.
Comment by Dejah Thoris on June 29, 2010 at 10:32am
I'm so glad I don't have to worry about that with my family. I can just imagine the stress.

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