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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.

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-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 Annie Thomas on February 10, 2012 at 2:08pm

I agree, HotMess.  I watched this on FB this morning, and was hoping he would teach his daughter a more valuable lesson.  Wouldn't donating the computer to a hard-working student teach her more than destroying a perfectly good laptop?  I was also confused by him holding a lit cigarette... as I didn't notice him take a single drag.  Was this a prop?  And if so, what purpose did it serve?  As a parent and teacher, I don't see how humiliating a child will teach them to stop humiliating others.  It reminds me of the parent spanking the child, all the time yelling, "I told you not to hit!"

Comment by HotMess on February 10, 2012 at 12:09pm

I was O.K. with him until he pulled out the handgun. Now I wonder how much more there is to this story.

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on February 10, 2012 at 7:50am


ffwd towards last quarter there.. judge away.. (not wise imho)

Comment by Murtada Abdelrazig on February 2, 2012 at 4:01pm

parenting in closed Islamic countries desrves Noble price

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."
 

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