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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

Omega-3 nutrition tied to social/emotional improvements

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner May 15. 0 Replies

Extra Omega-3s for young children significantly reduced depression and antisocial behavior, and even criminal behavior years later. I'd read a British study in which Omega-3 supplements improved the…Continue

Tags: child depression, child aggression, Omega-3 fatty acid

Live tweets from an abstinence-based "sex ed" class

Started by Grinning Cat Apr 17. 0 Replies

(OK, for not-so-little heathens...) Funny and horrifying -- Alice Dreger, a professor of medical humanities and bioethics, live-tweeted sitting in on her son's abstinence-based "sex education" class,…Continue

Tags: sex ed, abstinence-only, abstinence-based, awesome parents, sex education

Breastfed babies have less colic

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Feb 6. 0 Replies

Babies who were only breastfed had a smoother transition to solid food, in this study.Another breastfeeding…Continue

Tags: colic, breastfeeding

Helping kids handle the transition out of religion

Started by Amy. Last reply by John Hayes Dec 22, 2014. 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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

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Comment by realitychick on June 2, 2009 at 8:39pm
Hey, I'm up for a good debate anytime. This just wasn't one. At least, not by the time I started lurking. But I don't blame you at all for still wanting to respond to those remarks.

Would you all agree that for a specific discussion such as the college debate, that once it starts turning into a debate, or just a particularly focused discussion, one of the people discussing it starts a discussion, where it can continue and leave the wall free for more general comments and intros and whatnot? I don't know if that would help, but it would at least enable people to avoid the whole When Debaters Attack scenario we had going on here.
Comment by Wendy on June 2, 2009 at 8:27pm
Sorry if the fighting (or whatever) has turned people off, that is sad. I was hoping this board would be a haven for people who don't have heathen parent friends IRL. But now I see that I guess poor people are from podunk towns who live off the government and don't pay any taxes and just take take take. Utter BULLSHIT

We're freethinkers, we're supposed to be enlightened and understand another's point of view, but hollee FSM when someone tries to inject some differing opinions based on true life experiences, they're pretty much called a welfare whore. Nice to make judgements faith

Nice. No wonder they call us angry.

Sorry realitychick, I did like the lightbulb joke
Comment by realitychick on June 2, 2009 at 8:15pm
I'm glad I could illuminate. Thanks for lightening up the Wall discussion.
Comment by HotMess on June 2, 2009 at 7:39pm
Wow ... that was profoundly enlightening. It's gonna take awhile to get this bulb changed over here.
However, your lil' ones have a "bright" future!
Comment by realitychick on June 2, 2009 at 6:54pm
Was that a rhetorical question?
Comment by realitychick on June 2, 2009 at 6:33pm
Wait, wait. I forgot a few. One to chase the toddler who grabbed the old bulb. One to then clean up the smashed bulb in the corner. One to hold back all the wee ones while that broken bulb is cleaned up.

Then the agnostics: One to claim no knowledge of whether the bulb needs or doesn't need to be changed.

And one to feed the baby.
Comment by realitychick on June 2, 2009 at 6:29pm
Six.

One to say he doesn't believe the light bulb needs changing. One to say she believes the light bulb doesn't need changing. One to test the bulb to see if it actually needs changing. One to refute the Intelligent Light proponents who believe the light bulb was meant to go out and will change itself if it is meant to be changed.

And one to turn on a flashlight while yet another changes the bulb successfully. The latter will immediately be claimed by Intelligent Light proponents as an agent of the Intelligence working through her.
Comment by HotMess on June 2, 2009 at 6:22pm
So, how many heathen parents does it take to change a light bulb?
Comment by realitychick on June 2, 2009 at 6:21pm
Why, thank you. It matches the hair on my back. :D
Comment by realitychick on June 2, 2009 at 6:05pm
This thread got totally out of hand. I've been following it and glad not to be a part of it. I suggest that everyone just end this discussion. But even if that doesn't happen, no need to leave the group. Just ignore the wall. At least until something more interesting comes up. Hey, I'll start. Let's talk about how awesome I am.

Discuss.
 

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