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Parenting Hellions

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Atheist Parents

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.

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

The Only Child: Debunking the Myths

Started by Sydni Moser. Last reply by Liz LaPoint Dec 14, 2011. 5 Replies

Children's books for Secular Parents

Started by Malgosha. Last reply by Joanna Aug 30, 2011. 6 Replies

public schools, private beliefs

Started by Priscilla. Last reply by choSenfroZen Jun 10, 2011. 29 Replies

Pissed Catholic Mother

Started by Morgan Matthew. Last reply by Carol Foley May 20, 2011. 11 Replies

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

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

The Moral Life of Babies

Started by Sydni Moser. Last reply by Ava Wilson Sep 29, 2010. 2 Replies

Religious spouse two young kids

Started by Jeremy Vore. Last reply by Serendipity Rose Sep 18, 2010. 12 Replies

Any homeschool/unschool parents here?

Started by jen o. Last reply by Serendipity Rose Sep 18, 2010. 9 Replies

Child’s Ordeal Shows Risks of Psychosis Drugs for Young

Started by Sydni Moser. Last reply by Bleacheddecay Sep 3, 2010. 1 Reply

When Good Parents Have Bad Children

Started by Sydni Moser. Last reply by Jim Jul 14, 2010. 5 Replies

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Comment by Reggie on March 28, 2010 at 4:32pm
Good stuff, Sydni!
Comment by Sydni Moser on March 22, 2010 at 7:31pm
Charlie's Playhouse - Evolution for KIDS

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600 million years of evolution,
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Comment by Sydni Moser on March 14, 2010 at 7:04pm


Court: Vaccines Don't Cause Autism
By Jon Hamilton - NPR
March 12, 2010

The nation's "vaccine court" has once again concluded that vaccines don't cause autism.

The U.S. Court of Federal Claims has rejected claims in three test cases that tried to show that vaccines preserved with thimerosal contributed to the development of autism.

The ruling comes a year after the same court rejected the claims of three other test cases. In those cases, experts failed to convince the court that the combined effects of the MMR vaccine and thimerosal caused autism.

Thimerosal contains mercury, which can affect brain development if kids are exposed to large amounts.

But vaccines preserved with thimerosal contain only tiny amounts of mercury. And numerous studies from around the world have found no evidence that autism is more common in kids exposed to thimerosal through vaccines.

The court's decision got a warm welcome from groups that support childhood vaccination, as well as some autism groups.

"We all feel for the families," said Alison Singer, president of the Autism Science Foundation. "But we can't lose sight of the science."

It's time to stop trying to blame vaccines for autism and invest in research that could lead to the real cause, Singer said.

If the court's decision holds up, it will mean that children with autism are not eligible for payments from the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.

Currently there are claims to the program on behalf of thousands of children.

But the court battle isn't over yet. The petitioners to the so-called vaccine court can still ask for a review of the decision and appeal it to higher courts.

And they can still sue vaccine makers directly.

Check out the 60 Reader Comments HERE:
Comment by Sydni Moser on March 10, 2010 at 9:45am
"It is an interesting and demonstrable fact, that all children are atheists and were religion not inculcated into their minds, they would remain so."
- Ernestine Rose
Comment by Sydni Moser on March 5, 2010 at 1:27am


Dirty Diapers Transformed into Diesel

Disposable diapers pile up in landfills fast, to the tune of 21 billion annually in the US alone. While many more parents are beginning to choose cloth and other alternatives, a Quebec company called AMEC has come up with an innovative way to deal with a good chunk of the disposables that would otherwise end up in the trash: turning them into diesel fuel. It can be done through a process called pyrolysis, which involves heating the diapers up in an enclosed, controlled environment. AMEC expects to gain about 11,000 tons of diesel fuel from the first 30,000 diapers converted. Due to the closed system, there are no emissions and experts say as the process improves, it could very well become an economically viable form of fuel.

http://webecoist.com/2009/01/06/creative-alternative-recycling-proj...
Comment by Sydni Moser on February 20, 2010 at 9:18pm
Uh Oh Cheerios Causes Rainforest Destruction


Cheerios may be good for your heart, but not so good for the world's rainforests, communities and the climate.

http://TheProblemWithPalmOil.org

Cheerios, and other favorite General Mills cereals like Trix, Lucky Charms and Wheaties, contain palm oil-derived ingredients grown on plantations that destroy rainforests in Southeast Asia.

The Facts

*Over 100 General Mills products contain palm oil or palm oil derivatives

*Approximately 85 percent of palm oil is grown on industrial plantations that eradicate the homes and livelihoods of local people

*Palm oil plantations threaten highly endangered species like orangutans, Sumatran tigers and elephants

*Deforestation causes climate change by producing 15 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions

*General Mills markets its products primarily to parents and children, dragging them unknowingly into this chain of destruction

Help General Mills make a change. Learn more at http://TheProblemWithPalmOil.org.
Comment by Sydni Moser on February 20, 2010 at 4:59pm


16-inch diameter EarthBall
Featuring the latest generation of NASA satellite imagery, EarthBalls are the most visually authentic world globes available anywhere. Each EarthBall displays 'NightGlow Cities', allowing you to see the world's cities glowing brightly at night. Every EarthBall comes with the 20 page Global Handbook, chock full of games, activities & informational resources for Earth adventurers of all ages. EarthBalls make a wonderful gift for children, teens, adults... just about anyone. Give them the world! **Earthball Requires Inflation*

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Comment by Sydni Moser on February 16, 2010 at 12:19pm
"I'm 60 Feet Underground"


The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child protects children. Only two nations in the world have yet to join the global community in ratifying this agreement: Somalia and the United States. Urge President Obama and Congress to ratify the convention without delay.

Sign the Petition:
Comment by Sydni Moser on January 29, 2010 at 9:27am


Dawoud Bey: Class Pictures


Product Description
For the past 15 years, Dawoud Bey has been making striking, large-scale color portraits of students at high schools across the United States. Depicting teenagers from a wide economic, social and ethnic spectrum--and intensely attentive to their poses and gestures--he has created a highly diverse group portrait of a generation that intentionally challenges teenage stereotypes.Bey spends two to three weeks in each school, taking formal portraits of individual students, each made in a classroom during one 45-minute period. At the start of the sitting, each subject writes a brief autobiographical statement. By turns poignant, funny or harrowing, these revealing words are an integral part of the project, and the subject's statement accompanies each photograph in the book. Together, the words and images in Class Pictures offer unusually respectful and perceptive portraits that establish Dawoud Bey as one of the best portraitists at work today.

http://www.amazon.com/Dawoud-Bey-Pictures-Jock-Reynolds/dp/15971104...


Simone

I've always been, like, the minority at my school so it doesn't bother me, unless it becomes an issue with other people, then it bothers me. I guess some people assume that I'm different when I'm not necessarily, because usually I'm the only white person in the class and I guess they think that I don't wanna talk to them or something. They assume that maybe I have something against them, but they really don't have any reason to think that. I don't know, they ask me if I would ever, like, be friends with black people and I'm like, I have black friends. You just don't know who I'm friends with. . .

Check out some ot his teen photos and bios
HERE:
Comment by Sydni Moser on January 28, 2010 at 1:43pm


“Come here now, baby, let Grandmama Moo teach you a wise old thing or two.”

So says Maya the cow in “Wisdom,” the poem that opens “Our Farm: By the Animals of Farm Sanctuary” (Knopf, February 2010). As readers explore this book of poems for children (and adults, too!), they will meet not only the venerable and maternal Maya but also the chivalrous rooster Mayfly, the exuberant piglet J.D., the grateful sheep Hilda, and many other animals who live or have lived at Farm Sanctuary’s New York and California Shelters.

“I wanted to communicate the soulfulness of the [animals] so that children and their caretakers could relate to them as fellow sentient beings, with individual personalities, thoughts and feelings like their own,” says Maya Gottfried, who was inspired to write “Our Farm” after volunteering for Farm Sanctuary. Accompanied by the richly colored and detailed paintings of Robert Rahway Zakanitch, Gottfried’s poems vividly evoke the voices of pigs, goats, ducklings, chickens, and other farm animals, whom readers will want to revisit again and again.

Children and adults alike will be delighted by the humor, playfulness and empathy employed by Gottfried and Zakanitch to bring the world of Farm Sanctuary to life on the pages of this book, and to gently convey the importance of having love and respect for our fellow creatures. “We’re all different, but we’re still related,” says the bantam chicken Gabriella of her flockmates,

“and in some ways just like you.”

Everyone will fall in love with both the affectionate writing and irresistible animal illustrations found on the pages of “Our Farm.” As a classroom tool to inspire compassion, a gift for a special child in your life, or a keepsake of your own, this is one book you’ll definitely want to get your hands on.

“Our Farm” is coming soon! The official release date is February 9, but you can pre-order this beautiful book now. Farm Sanctuary Shop purchases support our lifesaving efforts, so help suffering farm animals by getting your copy of “Our Farm” through us today!
 

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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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