Greetings all! I am going to step in here with my mod hat on and remind everyone that this forum is subject to the User Agreement. Specifically, because we are dealing with reality television and real people, we will not host namecalling, potentially defamatory posting (including armchair mental health diagnoses and speculations of abuse), or demeaning criticism. Please keep in mind that we also do not host celebrity gossip, news, or speculation.
Please also keep in mind that the UA states:
|MDC serves an online community of parents, families, and parent, child and family advocates considering, learning, practicing, and advocating attachment parenting and natural family living. Our discussions concern the real world of mothering and are first and foremost, for support, information, and community. Mothering invites you to read and participate in the discussions. In doing so we ask that you agree to respect and uphold the integrity of this community. Through your direct or indirect participation here you agree to make a personal effort to maintain a comfortable and respectful atmosphere for our guests and members. Please avoid negative characterizations and generalizations about others to respect the diversity of our online community.
and the Statement of Purpose says
|Mothering celebrates the experience of parenthood as worthy of one's best efforts and fosters awareness of the immense importance and value of family life in the development of the full human potential of parents and children. At Mothering we recognize parents as experts and seek to provide truly helpful information upon which parents can make informed choices. Mothering is both a fierce advocate of the needs and rights of the child and a gentle supporter of the parents, and we encourage decision-making that considers the needs of all family members.
Participating in the thread simply to snark at the parenting on this show would be at cross purposes with both these statements.
The Television forum is provided as a courtesy to our members but is not essential to MDC's stated purpose. We've already decided to no longer host threads on Teen Mom. If you wish this thread to stay up, it's up to you-- please keep the User Agreement in mind when posting, and as always, you can PM me with any questions or concerns.