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Parenting The Gifted Child Forum Guidelines

The Parenting the Gifted Child forum is a board of support, respectful requests of information, and sharing of ideas and experiences as they relate to parenting a gifted child. To uphold this purpose, the board will not host discussions of debate or criticism. Disagreements about gifted issues should be set aside out of respect for the diversity and varying interpretations and beliefs that we hold as a community. We will actively discourage an individual from solely posting for the purpose of disagreement, with no interest in practicing the belief or view... read more

Health And Healing Forums Disclaimer

Health and Healing: The opinions offered at Mothering.com and MotheringDotCommunity are for informational purposes only and are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of a qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking care because of something you have read here. At Mothering, we focus on topics from a natural point of view. We recognize parents as experts and seek to provide truly... read more

Fertility Forum Thread Placement

The Fertility Forum has several sub forums, which help get your questions answered and help us keep track of what is going on in here.  Proper placement of threads within the appropriate subforum ensures that you get the right answers, so here is some guidance on what belongs where!  :)   Family Planning Trying to avoid getting pregnant, birth control options, child spacing - those threads should go here. Trying To Conceive:  TTC, gearing up to TTC, questions about timing, the HPT you just took, TCOYF, charts, cervical fluid, temps, etc. - your thread should... read more

Blog Submission Guidelines

For information about contributing your writing or images to Mothering.com please send a short query to Mothering's Content Manager, Melanie Mayo-Laakso, at melaniem@mothering.com. Please do not send unsolicited articles or images until your query has been reviewed. We will do our best to respond to your email within two weeks.    Requests for reviews of products or services can also be directed to the email address above.  read more

Groups Guidelines

Social Groups Social groups are a new feature that allows forum members to create "clubs" to discuss topics of shared interest. This feature will allow forum members with similar interests to have a place to gather and share information, banter away, or to find other forum members in the same geographical area. Starting a New Groups   Groups are moderated by a Group Leader. A new Group request should be made by the person who wishes to serve the position of Group Leader. Group Leaders are responsible for upholding the integrity of a group to make... read more

Unschooling Forum Guidelines

Welcome to the Unschooling subforum! MDC's Unschooling subforum is one of support, respectful requests of information and sharing of ideas and experiences. To uphold this purpose, we will not host discussions of debate or criticism. Disagreements about unschooling should be set aside out of respect for the diversity and varying interpretations and beliefs that we hold as a community. We will actively discourage an individual from solely posting for the purpose of disagreement, with no interest in practicing the belief or view in discussion, or who posts only to... read more

Review Tutorial

Learn: How To Write A Review Add a Product for Review How To Edit A Review What Makes A Great Review? Can I Review My Own Products or Business I Am Connected To?       How To Write A Review Navigate to the page of the item you would like to review. There are a few different "Write A Review" buttons on the page.  Click one of them to open up the review creator. The review creator has a few different fields.  In order to submit your review, you MUST fill in a Review Title, an Overall star rating, and a Full Review.  You are... read more

Family Bed And Nighttime Parenting Forum Guidelines

Welcome to The Family Bed and Nighttime Parenting forum. Mothering is an active advocate of co-sleeping and the family bed. This forum is intended to serve this advocacy and support and encourage parents in co-sleeping, even through the difficulties that arise. When a parent posts here to discuss struggles with co-sleeping and asks for advice members should post with suggestions to ease problems and encouragement to support co-sleeping, not to advise against it. Posts of that nature are not appropriate. If parents come to a decision that their child sleeps better... read more

Babywearing Resources

  Babywearing Resources This is a resource list is intended to be a compilation of helpful MDC discussions,Mothering articles and member-recommended general-information sites (non-commercial please).  Mothering's Babywearing Special Report BABYWEARING ABBREVIATIONS BABYWEARING OPTIONS MDC's ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO BABYWEARING Mothering Magazine Articles Babywearing MDC Helpful Threads Recommendations Best carrier for errands Helpful Informational Sites Babywearing International Babywearing Safety     read more

Vaccination Forum

  We embrace all parents, regardless of their vaccination choice. Our Vaccinations forums discuss issues and concerns so that parents can make an informed decision. We are not, however, interested in hosting discussions advocating for mandatory vaccination.   We have intelligent, passionate, and wise voices posting frequently to the Vaccinations forum. We certainly want to keep the forum atmosphere a place where they can do so with their passion intact. However, that passion must also carry a measure of compassion and respect, regardless of who is posting and... read more

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