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

Helping kids handle the transition out of religion

Started by Amy. Last reply by John Hayes on Monday. 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. 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 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.
Comment by Angie Jackson on June 2, 2009 at 4:50pm
I'm leaving the community. Maybe one day when I have time and motivation I'll start an alternate parenting group on A/N with moderated comments. Sorry but I don't deal well with fighting. It's just exhausting and I have a real life for that. No hard feelings to any individual members and you're all still free to private message me. I won't be able to read any responses on this comment wall though, as I am leaving. Peace.
Comment by Wendy on June 2, 2009 at 9:41am
oh I agree with you on the fact that college does make it easier *eventually* to live your life financially. I take issue with the fact that supposedly anyone and their mother can get a college degree either easily or at all. Most probably can, but there's a HUGE section of our population that cannot due to finances. And for people to say that they're not trying hard enough is insulting
Comment by Wendy on June 2, 2009 at 8:25am
Bryan I think the animosity is that there are people HERE on this thread that are being told basically "uh yeah you just didn't TRY hard enough and you should really stop complaining" aka you're lazy

At least that's how I read it and I'm not even one of those people. I was LUCKY..LUCKY that my parents had the means for my undergrad and I got loans for my graduate work.

And just an aside, NEVER save for your kid's education if you haven't saved for your retirement first. EVER
 

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