Parenting

Chart showing that homebirth death rates are far higher than hospital rates

Homebirth Safety and Risk

Originally posted at Grounded Parents Trigger Warning for talk regarding neonatal mortality. The relative risks of homebirths versus hospital births is an extremely contentious subject. Previous research, mostly done in European countries has shown an extremely small or even nonexistent risk of newborn death from homebirths relative to hospital births, however until recently there have been almost... »

ICYMI: Medical Illustrations, Popular Kids, Freedom of Speech, and Valentine’s Day

ICYMI: Medical Illustrations, Popular Kids, Freedom of Speech, and Valentine’s Day

Teen Skepchick The Difference between Banning and DDoS Private individuals are not required to give a platform for your speech. Speak Your Mind: Sochi or Bust Tell us your thoughts on the Winter Olympics! Thanks for Proving Our Point If you want to prove sexism doesn’t exist, stop being sexist. Mad Art Lab Wellcome Library Images and Finding My Inner Fish Katie finds a historical image of br... »

ICYMI: January 12 – January 18 on the Skepchick Network

ICYMI: January 12 – January 18 on the Skepchick Network

Teen Skepchick Danica McKellar’s Fun Little Bites of Mathy Goodness Elisheba reviews Math Bites, the new web series aimed at getting girls interested in math. Will You Be Disappointed in Me? Olivia pinpoints one of the hardest things about being a millennial. Why Skepticism Needs Social Justice, and a Call to Arms Grim argues that not only does skepticism benefit from social justice. Skeptic... »

ICYMI: January 5 – January 11 on the Skepchick Network

ICYMI: January 5 – January 11 on the Skepchick Network

Teen Skepchick Science Sunday: Eavesdropping on Computers for Fun and Profit Elisheba discusses a new paper that analyzes the noises created by computers. How Our Stance on Bullying Echoes the Adult World Grimallkin has noticed parallels between how we handle bullying and the criminal justice system, and it’s not flattering. The United States: Where Men are Men and Women are Girls It’s... »

ICYMI: December 29 – January 4 on the Skepchick Network

ICYMI: December 29 – January 4 on the Skepchick Network

Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 80: Oscillation, Conservation, Physics-ification! Mindy thinks about oscillation in terms of energy. Guest Post: Barbie the Feminist Former Teen Skepchick contributor Elles explores the feminist themes in Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse. Triggers: What They Are, What To Do Have you seen posts with “trigger warnings” but are confused by what that... »

ICYMI: December 22 – December 28 on the Skepchick Network

ICYMI: December 22 – December 28 on the Skepchick Network

Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 79: That’s So Derivative Mindy continues learning about simple harmonic motion, with a brief calculus review. Skepticism as Survival It doesn’t fix everything, but skepticism has been a powerful tool in Grimalkin’s fight against depression. The Implications of Santa’s Race By pitting White Santa vs Black Santa, we’re ignoring ... »

New Parenting Blog Launched!

New Parenting Blog Launched!

Today the Skepchick Network is proudly unrolling our new skeptical parenting blog, Grounded Parents! (Intro to the new site x-posted from GroundedParents.com) Welcome to Grounded Parents, the Skepchick Network’s new skeptical parenting blog! I’m Elyse Mofo Anders, managing editor and 6 year veteran contributor to our parent site Skepchick, and qualified to be here because somehow someone got the i... »

ICYMI: November 24 – November 30 on the Skepchick Network

ICYMI: November 24 – November 30 on the Skepchick Network

Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 75: Physics and Biology! Living Together! In Space! Mindy explores what apparent weightlessness is and what happens to the human body in sustained weightlessness. Suspension of Disbelief: The Hunger Games, Catching Fire Olivia reviews the second installment of the Hungar Games franchise. Mad Art Lab Sagan Day 2013 Repost – We All Live on a Tiny Blue ... »

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