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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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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.

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-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

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Comment by Wendy on June 1, 2009 at 2:50pm
Bryan, my sarcast-o-meter is being repaired. Are being teh sarcastic?
Comment by Angie Jackson on June 1, 2009 at 2:02pm
Where there's a will there might be a way, but it could cost more than it's worth or take longer than you ever imagined.
Comment by Angie Jackson on June 1, 2009 at 1:58pm
In response to "parents in college". I did one semester at 21, got pregnant, spent 2 years as a WAHM (scrubbing toilets and bringing my toddler along with me) and then re-enrolled. Finances got too tight, we were briefly homeless. I'm now unemployed again. I'm waiting on response from FAFSA and if I can go back this fall I will. If my son wasn't in the EELP program (public school for pre-kindgertenars with special needs) there's no way I could afford it, as child care during class time was what made us so poor before. I have NO family help, receive NO child support, and WILL get my college degree, but accept that it may take me a decade or more to do so. Oh, for the years 2005-2007 I made a TOTAL of $10K and had to support both of us off of that and Pell Grants.

Middle class single moms and waaaaaaaay below poverty single moms just aren't in the same boat. And you really can't comprehend how beneficial family help with childcare and expenses is unless you don't have it.
Comment by Robyn on June 1, 2009 at 1:45pm
First off, does anyone besides me see the irony of the spouse of an IRS employee doing work "off the books?" LOL

You know Syndi, I think you're sincere in what you believe to be true about financial aid, but do you really think all these people on here telling you they can't get aid are just making it up? Do you think one anecdote from you trumps the experience of the people on here posting their own experience?

I truly don't think you realize just how offensive some of your wording is. And I say this with respect and from personal experience because I have the same problem. Sometimes I'm accused of being a bitch simply because I speak bluntly and don't mince words. But other times I am just being a bitch and/or judgmental.

I tend agree with you that "When there's a will, there's a way." But along life's path, I've learned that very little is black and white, because to say nothing is black and white would be irony at it's finest. ;) So I've revised my own belief to be "When there's a will, there's almost always a way." Sometimes there just isn't.
Comment by Wendy on June 1, 2009 at 1:20pm
good FSM you're basing your entire opinion on ONE anecdote? The "off the books" business probably helps/

One story doesn't cut it for me. Sweet weeping jebus you're the type of person that would probably say "any mother could be a SAHM if she REALLY wanted to"

whatever there's no making you believe that just because one, two or even THREE people could do that doesn't mean that ALL can. There are so many extenuating circumstances it's hard to start.

and AGAIN since this is a PARENTING FORUM, one would assume we're talking about PARENTS going to school. Got a story about THAT one?
Comment by Angie Jackson on June 1, 2009 at 12:41pm
Here's a great factually-based article from Forbes.com on the decreasing ROI (return on investment for the non-business folks out there) of a college education. It was published earlier this year and I read it in the paper edition in my former job as the #3 executive within my company (with no college degree, funnily enough).
http://www.forbes.com/forbes/2009/0202/060.html
Comment by Robyn on June 1, 2009 at 9:17am
Wendy, you're spot on with the EFC. I couldn't get any financial aid (including loans) because my family owned land for farming. My parents' income was too high for grants and the land was a huge asset on the balance sheet. A financial aid counselor from my state university actually told my dad to sell land to pay for college. Nevermind that by selling land and therefore decreasing income, I'd be more likely to qualify for free aid. (talk about mind boggling) I was fortunate to come from a family that could and would contribute to my college education and didn't have to rely on loans or grants. But I have nothing buy sympathy for those that have the desire to go to college, but not the means. It's tough. I wish there was an easier way.
Comment by Wendy on June 1, 2009 at 9:00am
I thought we were talking about people who are parents?
Comment by Wendy on June 1, 2009 at 9:00am
one more thing...when was your experience with this? Recently or in the past. The reign of Bush the II made it MUCH harder to get a secondary education
Comment by Wendy on June 1, 2009 at 8:59am
Again I ask---what's your authority on this? Do you know the minimum income needed to get financial aid? Hey guess what. NO ONES DOES. You fill out a FAFSA and wait. You might get a grant you might not. And then there's that little thing called EFC (expected family contribution). If you have family they can contribute, EVEN IF THEY WON'T, that'll be taken into account for your income.

grants are dolled out on financial need, and the money runs out WAY before everyone who has that financial need is taken care of. Most Pell awards go to families who make $20000 or less. So a HUGE section of the population is left out. So what's their other option...loans. And you're LUCKY if that covers tuition, much less other stuff. And I do believe (someone correct me if I'm wrong) credit scores are taken into account before the amount is given

I HATE this. It makes people who have tried to better their lives but cant' go to school seem lazy. oh you haven't TRIED. What do you know, it's not always that easy
 

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