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Special Needs Forum Guidelines

The Special Needs forum is one of support, respectful requests of information, and sharing of ideas and experiences. This forum was set up to meet the needs of and provide support for families with special needs children. Disagreement about special needs should be set aside out of respect for the diversity and varying interpretations and beliefs that we hold as a community. There are many different theories behind possible "causes" for certain conditions. Mothering is not going to support one theory over another and debate on such issues will not be hosted in the... read more

Blended And Step Family Parenting Forum Guidelines

Blended And Step Family Parenting Forum Guidelines   This forum is for discussing Attachment Parenting and Natural Family Living in a Blended or Step Family situation. It is for custodial and non-custodial parents. Its purpose is not to vent about the other parties in your family (including step-children or their custodial parents). However, legitimate complaints may be discussed here to gather support for approaching the situation with a positive outlook. When you are posting, please keep firmly in mind the following, from our User Agreement: We do not... read more

Buy Sell Trade Rules

The "Buy, Sell, Trade" portion of this site is a private forum for registered members only.  Use of this area is at your own risk. Mothering.com does not monitor the postings on the site for accuracy or reliability, and makes no warranty as to the accuracy or reliability of any information posted on the site. Mothering.com does not guarantee or have information regarding the quality of any of the products bought or traded or acquired through the Buy, Sell, Trade area. The choice to participate, the terms of any transaction and the outcome are solely your... read more

Search And Advanced Search Tutorial

Learn how to: Use the Basic Search Mode Use the Advanced Search Using Boolean Operators And Wildcards In Search   Use the Basic Search Mode How To Execute a Basic Search At the top of every page, you will see the search bar to search the entire site (forums, reviews, Wikis, user profiles, etc). Enter your search keywords into the search bar. Click the "Search" button. Your results will display on several different tabs, divided up by the different types of content.  The first tab will show all of the results across the site (in... read more

Tagging Tutorial

Learn: What is tagging and why is it important? How is the tagging on this site different than other sites? Add Tags To Forum Posts And Wiki Articles Remove Tags View Tag Pages Subscribe To Topic Tags     What is tagging?  Why is it important? Tags allow information from around the community to be aggregated together.  They are labels that can be added to forum posts or Wiki articles to tie pieces of content together to make relevant information easier to find.   Product Tags are unique identifiers for a specific... read more

Birth And Beyond Forum Guidelines

  Welcome to Birth and Beyond! The Birth and Beyond boards are for discussion and respectful requests for information, personal experiences and evidence-based research to help mothers learn about natural birth, minimizing intervention and navigating the postpartum period. Quote: From Peggy O'Mara, owner and publisher of Mothering/MDC: Natural family living views pregnancy and birth as normal bodily processes, not disease states...Similarly, birth is seen as a normal event that does not require drugs or intervention.... read more

Add A New Item Tutorial

Learn how to: Add A New Item To The Database Edit A Product Description Add A New Image To A Product Page Edit Specs Edit Links Edit A Product Wiki   Add A New Product To The Database We do our best to add a good number of products to each category, but undoubtedly we've missed a few.  Thank you for your help in making the listings more complete!   Navigate to the right product category.  Start of by heading to the review and product page center here.  From there, select the appropriate product category. Click the "Add Item"... read more

Parents As Partners Forum Purpose And Posting Guidelines

The Parents As Partners forum was established to provide discussion of parenting issues that arise between partners. Over time the forum took an increased focus of discussion of sex and venting about one's partner as an individual. As this was not the intention in hand a redirection is now necessary. We recognize that dynamics between partners do affect the environment in which we are raising children and we can appreciate that a discussion forum can be a wonderful way to put one's personal problems with a partner out there for advice and support. As such, we have... read more

Image And Video Tutorial

Learn how to: Add Images To Posts And Wikis Upload Images From Your Computer Embed Images From Another Site Using The On Site Tool Embed Images with Cut and Paste Embed Whole Albums from Photobucket Create And Edit Image Albums On Your Profile Create A New Image Album Add Images To An Album Edit Images In An Album Edit An Album's Details Organize Images In Your Albums Delete An Album Add Videos To Posts And Wikis   Add Images To Posts And Wikis Upload and Embed an Image from Your Computer In a forum... read more

Subscription Tutorial

Subscriptions are the way to personalize your experience so you can be kept abreast of only the changes that you care about. You can subscribe to forum threads, users whose content you enjoy reading, Wikis, etc. This way, each time you visit your home page you can see what has changed that you care about, without having to sift through stuff you don't. Additionally, you can get subscription content in immediate, daily, or weekly emails if you like.   Learn: Add Subscriptions View Your Subscription Content Edit or Remove Your Subscriptions Change... read more

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