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Being an atheist in a religious culture is a challenging situation and being an atheist parent is an even more daunting position for one to be in. Have you ever asked yourself how you can be an atheist parent?

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Before and After: Breastfeeding and Your Boobs

Started by Sydni Moser. Last reply by Bleacheddecay Aug 22, 2012. 14 Replies

Losing friends over atheism.

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Puberty In 2nd Grade Becoming Ever More Common

Started by Sydni Moser. Last reply by Rachel May 1, 2012. 5 Replies

The Only Child: Debunking the Myths

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Children's books for Secular Parents

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public schools, private beliefs

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Pissed Catholic Mother

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Baby Essentials That Aren’t, Part 7: Baby Food

Started by Sydni Moser. Last reply by Becca Mar 27, 2011. 1 Reply

Cry-It-Out: “Toxic” For Babies’ Brains

Started by Sydni Moser. Last reply by Janelle Campbell Dec 30, 2010. 7 Replies

guiding away from christianity

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The Moral Life of Babies

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Religious spouse two young kids

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Any homeschool/unschool parents here?

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Child’s Ordeal Shows Risks of Psychosis Drugs for Young

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When Good Parents Have Bad Children

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Comment by Sydni Moser on July 7, 2010 at 10:01am
Aditi Shankardass: A second opinion on learning disorders


Developmental disorders in children are typically diagnosed by observing behavior, but Aditi Shankardass knew that we should be looking directly at their brains. She explains how a remarkable EEG device has revealed mistaken diagnoses and transformed children's lives.

http://www.ted.com/talks/aditi_shankardass_a_second_opinion_on_lear...
Comment by Sydni Moser on June 8, 2010 at 4:56am
Did you know that Stephen Hawkins and his daughter, Lucy, have written a few children's books together? Well, I didn't...


George's Secret Key to the Universe
Ages 9-12

Product Description
Stephen Hawking, author of the multi-million copy bestselling A Brief History of Time, and his daughter Lucy explain the universe to readers of all ages. George's parents, who have always been wary of technology, warn him about their new neighbors: Eric is a scientist and his daughter, Annie, seems to be following in his footsteps. But when George befriends them and Cosmos, their super-computer, he finds himself on a wildly fun adventure, while learning about physics, time, and the universe. With Cosmos's help, he can travel to other planets and a black hole. But what would happen if the wrong people got their hands on Cosmos? George, Annie, and Eric aren't about to find out, and what ensues is a funny adventure that clearly explains the mysteries of science. Garry Parsons' energetic illustrations add humor and interest, and his scientific drawings add clarity; there are also eight 4-page full-color inserts of scientific photos.

About the Author

Professor Stephen Hawking, a Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge, is the pre-eminent theoretical physicist in the world. His book A Brief History of Time was a phenomenal worldwide bestseller. He has twelve honorary degrees and was awarded the CBE and was made a Companion of Honour. He has three children and one grandchild. Visit him at www.hawking.org.uk.

Lucy Hawking, Stephen's daughter, is a journalist and novelist. She is the author of the adult novels Jaded and Run for Your Life. She lives in London with her son.

Garry Parsons is the award-winning illustrator of many books, including George's Secret Key to the Universe by Lucy & Stephen Hawking, Billy's Bucket by Kes Gray and What's Cool About School by Kate Agnew. He lives in London. Visit him at www.garryparsons.co.uk.

http://www.amazon.com/Georges-Secret-Universe-Stephen-Hawking/dp/14...
Comment by Bleacheddecay on May 18, 2010 at 12:34pm
II also read Snow Flower and the Secret Fan recently. I loved it. My rating was also 4.5 out of 5.
Comment by Sydni Moser on May 18, 2010 at 8:02am
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan: A Novel (Paperback)
Author Lisa Lee


****4.5 STARS from 705 Reader Reviews!!!

From School Library Journal
Middle School/High School/Adult–Lily at 80 reflects on her life, beginning with her daughter days in 19th-century rural China. Foot-binding was practiced by all but the poorest families, and the graphic descriptions of it are not for the fainthearted. Yet women had nu shu, their own secret language. At the instigation of a matchmaker, Lily and Snow Flower, a girl from a larger town and supposedly from a well-connected, wealthy family, become laotong, bound together for life. Even after Lily learns that Snow Flower is not from a better family, even when Lily marries above her and Snow Flower beneath her, they remain close, exchanging nu shu written on a fan. When war comes, Lily is separated from her husband and children. She survives the winter helped by Snow Flower's husband, a lowly butcher, until she is reunited with her family. As the years pass, the women's relationship changes; Lily grows more powerful in her community, bitter, and harder, until at last she breaks her bond with Snow Flower. They are not reunited until Lily tries to make the dying Snow Flower's last days comfortable. Their friendship, and this tale, illustrates the most profound of human emotions: love and hate, self-absorption and devotion, pride and humility, to name just a few. Even though the women's culture and upbringing may be vastly different from readers' own, the life lessons are much the same, and they will be remembered long after the details of this fascinating story are forgotten.–Molly Connally, Chantilly Regional Library, VA

Check Out this book on Amazon and read more HERE:
Comment by Sydni Moser on May 17, 2010 at 1:43pm
Can Babies Tell Right From Wrong? - nytimes


May 13, 2010 — Babies at Yale University's Infant Cognition Center respond to "naughty" and "nice" puppets.
Comment by Sydni Moser on May 8, 2010 at 9:00am
Big Apple Kids from 194 Countries

Danny Goldfield’s NYChildren project captures images of kids from every country, residing in New York City. The spirit of the project has become more than just pictures.


The NYChildren project has a goal to capture images of a child from each of the world's 194 countries. The caveat: they must all reside in New York City.

At the outset, it was all about the pictures. However, with children from 170 countries photographed to date, Danny Goldfield saw the project turn into something much larger: a celebration of diversity that can build bridges in a multi-cultural community.

"NYChildren is an opportunity to help repair the world," he explains.

Goldfield says his dream is that upon completion of the photo project, he would hold an event where families that have participated could meet each other and celebrate. "The true mission," he says, "is to gather and nurture an inclusive community of children and create opportunities for them to meet and learn about each other, and form friendships."

Today, the photographer is still seeking children from 24 countries, including Andorra, Benin, North Korea, Samoa, and Vatican City.
Comment by Sydni Moser on May 7, 2010 at 8:15pm
Big Apple Kids from 194 Countries

Danny Goldfield’s NYChildren project captures images of kids from every country, residing in New York City. The spirit of the project has become more than just pictures.

The NYChildren project has a goal to capture images of a child from each of the world's 194 countries. The caveat: they must all reside in New York City.

At the outset, it was all about the pictures. However, with children from 170 countries photographed to date, Danny Goldfield saw the project turn into something much larger: a celebration of diversity that can build bridges in a multi-cultural community.

"NYChildren is an opportunity to help repair the world," he explains.

Goldfield says his dream is that upon completion of the photo project, he would hold an event where families that have participated could meet each other and celebrate. "The true mission," he says, "is to gather and nurture an inclusive community of children and create opportunities for them to meet and learn about each other, and form friendships."


Today, the photographer is still seeking children from 24 countries, including Andorra, Benin, North Korea, Samoa, and Vatican City.
Comment by Sydni Moser on May 7, 2010 at 7:29pm
Babies 2010 movie Trailer


Everybody loves... "Babies." This visually stunning new movie simultaneously follows four babies around the world - from first breath to first steps. From Mongolia to Namibia to San Francisco to Tokyo, "Babies" joyfully captures on film the earliest stages of the journey of humanity that are at once unique and universal to us all.

Check Out The NY Times Movie Review HERE:
Comment by Sydni Moser on April 25, 2010 at 6:41pm
Giant Insect Ambassadors for the Rainforest


http://www.time.com/time/video/player/0,32068,45603812001_1931361,0...

The Insect Discovery Lab in San Francisco puts giant walking sticks and millipedes into kids' hands to teach about habitat destruction
Comment by Sydni Moser on April 23, 2010 at 2:29pm


HAVE A BALL !

When I was born I was given a ball.
The ball was green and blue.
My mom said, "Share and take good care,
it belongs to others too.

"Keep it clean, keep the green part green,
Try to make the blue parts bluer.
If you live this ball it will never grow old.
In fact, it might grow newer."

So I did all that and I did some more
Cuz I love this ball a lot.

And I hope that you will love it too...
...it's the only ball we've got !

by Joe Mohr
 

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Before and After: Breastfeeding and Your Boobs

Started by Sydni Moser. Last reply by Bleacheddecay Aug 22, 2012. 14 Replies

Losing friends over atheism.

Started by Janelle Campbell. Last reply by Banned Atheist Jul 2, 2012. 19 Replies

Puberty In 2nd Grade Becoming Ever More Common

Started by Sydni Moser. Last reply by Rachel May 1, 2012. 5 Replies

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