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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

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

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

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Comment by Jennifer Hancock on September 30, 2011 at 6:41am
On the other hand, most folks don't get past the begets anyway.
Comment by Jennifer Hancock on September 30, 2011 at 6:40am
Yeah - children under 15 say shouldn't be reading the bible directly anyway - they need watered down non-violent-pornographic versions of the stories.  So, I'd say your comments are probably the least of your worries should your kid get their hands on a copy of the bible.  Maybe your wife is unaware of what's actually in the bible.
Comment by Dawn K on September 30, 2011 at 6:32am
Hi James! That's an interesting thing isn't it. That a book written by/for a loving God is potentially not safe for children. There's more than one reason publishers make children's bibles.
Comment by james schafer on September 30, 2011 at 4:18am
hello everyone! New to Atheist Nexus and this group. I have 5 children and my eldest son is 10. My wife is a christian who recently found a bible that I had gone through with post-its and a highlighter. She was offended and scared that the kids would read some of the filthy things that I had noted. Do any of you think that it will effect my children in a negative way if they were to stumble upon this bible?
Comment by Jennifer Hancock on September 19, 2011 at 3:00pm

He Nerd - just showed my son that fossil. He got really excited and says he has plans to dig up the bow of a pirate ship he is convinced is buried in our backyard. He does plan to donate it to our local museum. LOL

 

Comment by James Marso on September 14, 2011 at 1:41pm

I was pleased to read about how the US Court of Appeals ordered a local teacher in my area to remove two large banners in his classroom that made religious references.  Stuff like this does not belong in public schools - this is a win for the separation of church and state.

 

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44511227/ns/local_news-san_diego_ca/

 

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on September 13, 2011 at 4:02pm
Comment by Alice on September 13, 2011 at 6:43am
Brenda - I am so with you on this - all around me - I have friends who I respect and believe to be very intelligent - and yet they hold onto this supernatural thinking.........  humans!  It's cause and effect - they haven't yet had the cause to think rationally - and will the causal web of all things get to them or not?  Thinking of evolution - rationality isn't nessisarily the thing that we all need to breed.... if you know what I mean - causal factors aren't going to get us all there...  perhaps ever
Comment by Phil on September 12, 2011 at 11:05pm

I think for most people, religion has more to do with feelings than analysis. Most people have religion drilled into them from such a young age that it becomes part of their emotional foundation. Losing the certainty that belief in god seems to provide is a very frightening prospect. It means there's no higher power steering the ship, and in times of distress that can feel overwhelming. Hence, even some remarkably bright people can still cling to faith out of emotional need.

 

I still haven't figured out what makes some people have an easier time listening to their doubts. I don't consider myself particularly tough, so I don't think it was some impressive degree of courage that made me give up religion. I think maybe I just didn't get enough of a sense of peace from religion, so I wasn't so vested in sticking with it at all costs.

Comment by Brenda on September 12, 2011 at 10:35pm
I don't get it. I'm just average; hard working but not terribly bright. It amazes me that people who are way smarter than me, scientists even, are theist. People I really respect and admire cannot accept evidence of evolution or dinosaurs because of their faith. I just don't get it.
 

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