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

Protecting oxygen-deprived newborns

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner 20 hours ago. 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

Comment Wall


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Comment by Dawn K on December 17, 2009 at 8:22am
Ha, we are the debil. 666

Faith, The wall isn't a great place to have a discussion. There's no threading so it can be difficult to follow. The wall wasn't designed to be a discussion area, that's why groups have the discussion forum.
Comment by Dawn K on December 14, 2009 at 4:48pm
Wall isn't very conducive to discussion. If this needs to be discussed further start a post on the discussion board please. Thank you.
Comment by Dawn K on December 14, 2009 at 4:47pm
I agree. I don't see what the capitalist poster has to do with parenting. It feels like propaganda to me and it's not appropriate here. Which is why I'm going to delete it.

Faith, yes we certainly should be concerned about environmental issues but they aren't directly parenting issues and as such don't particularly belong here.
Comment by o on December 14, 2009 at 4:37pm
I basically agree with John on this. I don't really see this as a general parenting group. It's supposed to be about parenting issues regarding religion or the lack thereof. I don't agree with 98% of the parenting advice I find here but you don't see me flooding the comments or threads with my personal atypical parenting ideology. Maybe other parenting groups are needed like "Green Parenting" or what I would choose: "Non-coercive Parenting".
Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on November 30, 2009 at 9:40pm
Ah blues rock with a twist:
Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on November 25, 2009 at 5:44pm
Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on November 22, 2009 at 6:13pm
So, do atheists raise socialist children!!? no, but seriously:
Comment by Dawn K on October 21, 2009 at 6:52am
Hi Cynthia. Welcome to the group. You've posted on our wall which isn't a the best place for discussion. Why don't you go ahead and post your questions in our discussion area. I think you'll get a good response there.
Comment by Wolf Martinus on September 25, 2009 at 1:24pm
Took my daughter to the playground today. She insisted on taking her wooden doll's pram. At some point I saw a father almost violently pulling one of his twins away from the pram.
I thought that was not necessary and a good chance to demonstrate how good my little one has become at sharing her toys ;-). So I asked her if the girl was allowed to push the thing for a while. She agreed and the twin took the pram. But after a meter or so the father yelled almost hysterically: "Jalla! now is enough!". At that point it dawned on me what the problem was:

I walked away a few meters before I allowed myself to laugh. I think we'll call that stuffed animal Mohamed.
Comment by Michelle on September 22, 2009 at 9:15pm
Pirates for halloween?! I'm planning on dressing up as a pirate to support the church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster this halloween. Does this sound like fun to anyone else who still uses trick or treating with kids or passing out candy as an excuse to play dress up in public?

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