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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.

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Thank you for joining the group, I hope you enjoy being here.

-Dawn K

Discussion Forum

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 GBM Harper on January 5, 2012 at 10:51am

I agree with John D. A simple answer will encourage and reward curiosity. Another great response is "What do YOU think the answer is?" 

Comment by Alice on December 14, 2011 at 10:42pm

zen - cool me too - boys 10, 5 and 2... :)

Comment by zen on December 14, 2011 at 10:33pm

Hi all! I am new to AN,so far I am enjoying the page. My hubby and I have three boys eight, three and one :) The area we live in is very religious,it's nice to come to a place (even if that place is online) and feel welcome. I'm looking foreword to getting to know other parents.  

Comment by Alice on December 10, 2011 at 1:11am

My 5 year old yells out - mum I know where my shoes are, but I just haven't found them yet - he is very creative about aiming to avoid being told off..... :)

Comment by Steph S. on December 10, 2011 at 12:20am
Great FeloniousD! Thanks for sharing.
Comment by FeloniousD on December 10, 2011 at 12:12am
"Daaaaddyyyyy," my four and a half year old son yelled from his bedroom. I get out of bed to go check on him. It is 9:45 and he has been in bed for 30 minutes.
"You wanna know something terreeble? "
"What is it buddy?"
"Will I die?"
I lay down next to Jake and put my arm around him, "Probably."
"But I don't want to."
"I don't want you to either."
"But I don't want to."
"I love you so much and I'm so happy to be with you"
"You were supposed to open my door when you go to sleep."
"Okay, I'll open it now. Are you ok?"
"Yeah."
"Good night buddy, I love you."
"Good Night."
Comment by Dawn K on November 27, 2011 at 9:08pm

Congratulations!

Comment by Steph S. on November 27, 2011 at 7:58pm
Congrats Aaron! Good news!
Comment by Annie Thomas on November 27, 2011 at 7:35pm

Congratulations Aaron!  I love babies of all kinds, but extra glad to think of another heathen in the world. ;-)

Comment by Annie Thomas on October 28, 2011 at 5:57pm
Agreed.  And then when you mention the "under God" only being added in the 5os, they feign shock at how mean atheists are... always picking on the poor, helpless Christians.  My daughter noted that the video seemed rather impartial, which will be enough to get it banned by many religious households.
 

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