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 on Friday. 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 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?
Comment by Dawn K on September 17, 2009 at 1:36pm
Ha Mitchell, that's a good one. I always wonder, what do they think we are if not animals?

That's right, we're speshul.
Comment by Michelle on September 16, 2009 at 6:11pm
I had to share: When my 1st grader's music teacher stated that humans aren't animals he raised his hand and politely pointed out: "yes, we are". Mom (and soon Dad will be too) is bursting with pride. Not only did he make the correction, he did it appropriately.
Comment by Dawn K on September 10, 2009 at 3:39pm
Comment by Luke on August 18, 2009 at 8:07am
I enjoyed this post about dealing with a religious neighbour offering to take an atheist's child to church.

Link:
Comment by Dawn K on August 10, 2009 at 11:27am
Thanks Dave. I'll be right over :)
Comment by Joseph on August 6, 2009 at 9:14pm
It may be alright, but I just don't see how they can get a movie from a book that has about 11 sentences in it. I hope that it is great, but sometimes I feel like my childhood favorites are getting ruined one movie at a time.
Comment by Dawn K on August 6, 2009 at 7:59am
My husband and I managed to get out and see Harry Potter last week with the trailer for this movie. I'm really curious to hear more about it. My sons loves the book, I expect the movie will be great but I also expect it to be too scary for even my oldest. :(
Comment by Richard J. Collins on August 1, 2009 at 6:21pm
I wanted to draw your attention to this important petition that I created today:

"Stop forcing faith on hapless children"

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/stop_forcing_faith?e

I'd like to encourage you to add your signature, too. It's free and takes less than a minute of your time. Tell you what -- get 100,000 signatures on this petition and I will hand deliver a copy to the Pope. What a publicity coup that would be!

Early results are encouraging. A lot of people are signing this petition. If you sign, don't forget to forward the information to your friends and encourage them to sign also.

Thanks!
Comment by Rose Fox on July 29, 2009 at 10:16pm
Sydni, I'm so glad you posted the video of, The Man Who Planted Trees. I haven't seen this favorite true story in twenty years. Wow. Have to get my kids to watch it with me.

And I also enjoyed the Wedding Dance video. What a delight. Thanks
 

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