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post #1 of 370
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I dislike seeing the old schoolhouse ad running here

it makes me really sad to see it here at mothering at the top of the forum in a banner, I do not think the convictions of the parents involved with this magazine regarding child training & spanking go along with the majority of mothering mamas
http://www.thehomeschoolmagazine.com...ws.php?rid=255

there are other Christian parenting offerings that could run adds that espouse more of the ideals I hold myself to as a Catholic mom

http://www.mothering.com/community_t...unishment.html we don't need to hit our kids to parent effectively, most all mothering moms understand that
i would hate to think a new homeschooler here would be led into their Old schoolhouse site and swayed by their reviews to believe most successful homeschoolers are like that

the sign of a good parent is not how convienent you can make raising children
you can be a strong positive parent and be a very gentle one in tandem


I am just bummed seeing it, am tired and that got me down our world certainly does not need anymore help learning to be violent to solve problems
post #2 of 370
I haven't seen that ad yet but the site looks like it is definitely not in line with what Mothering encourages. Maybe try posting in Questions & Suggestions or PM Cynthia about it. I think there was a similar ad situation recently where the site the banner linked to was all about disciplining children. I think MDC had to let it run for the time it paid for but refused to remew it after that.
post #3 of 370
Holy Cow...I hadn't seen the ad yet but the review linked in your post is a positive review for a training video by the Pearls.

Yeah, I'd say way outside Mothering's AP/NFL practices.
post #4 of 370


thanks for bringing this up.
post #5 of 370
Definitely NOT something I want to see advertised here.
post #6 of 370


The main page has THE PEARL's on there - the people who say you should switch your 6mo with a weed wacker chord!!!!!! There is NO WAY this belongs on mothering!
post #7 of 370
yuck!
post #8 of 370
Wow… That “child training” crap they're yapping about on that page really irks me. I am not too familiar with that site or the Pearls but it definitely doesn’t look like something I’d ever imagine being promoted on MDC! :
post #9 of 370
BUT...you get 19 FREE GIFTS!







Blech.
post #10 of 370
Please tell a mod.
post #11 of 370
In response to concerns about the review, we communicated with the owner who feels that there are many other positive things that the site has to offer. We're under contract with her for one month and will honor that contract.
post #12 of 370
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cynthia Mosher
In response to concerns about the review, we communicated with the owner who feels that there are many other positive things that the site has to offer. We're under contract with her for one month and will honor that contract.
So if a formula company wanted to advertise here it would be ok just so long as they paid for their ad and included "many other positive things"? Capitalism at it's finest. :Puke

I understand that there must be some legalities behind the contract so that you are unable to just cancel it, but does nobody check out the websites of those wanting to put up banners here before hand???
post #13 of 370
This is shocking. It’s totally inconsistent with the guidelines for posting in the GD forum.
post #14 of 370
I think it's more a matter of something that was not noticed and the contract was accepted and begun. So we will complete the contract.

I'm not sure what advertising guidelines Mothering presents it's potential advertisers as stipulations. But I wonder if they could put something as ambiguous as "no reviews for any product or philosohy we disagree with" as a term of agreement.
post #15 of 370
How disgusting. How utterly disgusting.
post #16 of 370
Well, why spank when you can spin?
post #17 of 370
Quote:
Originally Posted by Calidris
Well, why spank when you can spin?
Yeah, that was my first thought. :Puke
post #18 of 370
I usually just post in my due date group, but I saw this in the New Posts and just had to add a resounding -- are you freakin' kidding me??!!? I have fortuntately never read the Pearl's words of "wisdom" before - and I'm floored. Did anyone happen to read the section on how to deal with a "slick liar" - unreal!! 10 licks at noon everyday for a week. Honestly, I had no idea people even used terms like "licks" and "switch" anymore - except in movies. So scary!
post #19 of 370
Ew. The Pearls?!?!

Cynthia, I understand that MDC is bounc to honor a contract.

Maybe if we all sent them emails letting them know our distaste, they would voluntarily withdraw the ad?
post #20 of 370
Oh good idea annettemarie!
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