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A place to discuss parenting strategies and practices without church or "god".

A place to discuss parenting strategies and practices without church or "god".

Recent Posts By OpposingOpposum (8) Posts by anyone

Navajo Baby’s First Laugh Ceremony Obviously I don’t care about the spiritual/religious roots of this, but I love the idea of the tradition over all. “Parents, siblings, cousins, grandparents and just about anyone who is close to the ...
kdmom Sep 21 Sep 21 00
Hi everyone! New member here. 😊 I’m married and have one 3yo and baby on-the-way. I have two questions: What do you all do to build a sense of community for your family? What does that “community” look like? One of the great ...
kdmom July 22 Jul 22 2727
When a parent feels the urge to shout or hit.......the only assumption made by liberals, is, and true most of the time.....that those parents lack awareness. I feel there r 2 aspects to it. Either or both cud be responsible. 1. Lack of ...
Ann-1980 Mar 24 Mar 24 11
I was proud of my 12 yo daughter. She was at school with her friends and I overhead her saying "I am an Atheist". Wish I could have had the courage to do that at 12!
AlexRam Apr 27 Apr 27 00
I have always encouraged my children to be independent and stubborn. In stubbornness, comes determination. In independence, comes wisdom. With that said, with five kids, comes a worried mom. "be free to fly, but I will be watching"
Nichole765 Sep 30 Sep 30 22
Any suggestions on good books for kids around the topics of secular humanism or morality without a god? Certainly I will teach them as best I can my thoughts on the subject. But I always like having another source for them to turn to. Plus, I ...
mikecagain Sep 9 Sep 9 33
I'm fairly new to this site and haven't searched through all the old posts yet. This is a topic that I imagine has already been discussed ad nauseum, but I haven't seen it so I want to throw it out there. Are there any atheist/agnostics out there...
mikecagain July 28 Jul 28 44
Being a Mom means being constantly torn between loving someone and wanting to strangle them.
OpposingOpposum June 29 Jun 29 22
Today I had someone tell me, " if you don't spank your kids they'll grow up to be brats". I tried to explain to him that statistically speaking, spanking makes them more likely to grow up with problems. He seemed unwilling or unable to understand. ...
DonThiebaut Mar 30 Mar 30 77
This has been a big hit at my house lately. Also allows me to get in some exercise!
OpposingOpposum Mar 26 Mar 26 11
The judgement on here makes me furious. I have been that mom,driving with a baby @4 a.m. because its the only way he'll sleep. Had anything been open,you can bet your butt I'd have been going in for a coffee. People in general and ...
OpposingOpposum Mar 22 Mar 22 22
I love this.
OpposingOpposum Mar 19 Mar 19 33
A very sad post on the main page got me thinking about bullying and the effects it has on our kids. How do you handle your kids being bullied or your kids bullying others? Bullying is an epidemic at our local elementary. The staff seems to treat it ...
OpposingOpposum Mar 10 Mar 10 55
No big lesson or anything,I just wanted to share the cuteness of my son and great niece.
OpposingOpposum Mar 7 Mar 7 11
Not having any kids on my own yet, but definitely want to at some point. I have been raised non-religious (despite that my mother turned religious recently) and as it goes for me - so will be my children. Will seek to educate them since early age ...
blago84 Mar 5 Mar 5 00
Hi everyone! It looks as though I'm going to be doing quite a bit of childcare here soon. The children coming to spend time with me aren't from particularly religious households (thank goodness) but if the topic of religion does come up,what is your ...
OpposingOpposum Mar 4 Mar 4 33
I have a daughter 10 and son 11. My ex is Catholic. She doesn't seem to be too indoctrinating, although there are bloodied crucifixes hanging all over her house. I'm not sure why she hasn't taken them to church hardly at all. Anyway, I've ...
GlyndonD Mar 4 Mar 4 11
I'm feeling a bit guilty about not doing much with this group yet so here's an "introductory post" You hear the phrase "it takes a village to raise a child" a LOT as a parent. What do you do when you don't have the crutch of a religious ...
OpposingOpposum Feb 22 Feb 22 22
Do parent teacher their kids to be atheist? I never did. I just tell them that I am an atheist but I don't care what they believe. I'll take them to a church if they want. I wanted them to explore the world and figure it out for themselves. I figure ...
JeffB Feb 22 Feb 22 66
Thank you for making this group!
Lilie Feb 21 Feb 21 22