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Community Guidelines


Updated: May 10, 2022

We invite you to "Find Your Parent Tribe."  Help us create a positive, supportive community for overwhelmed parents.

  1. and its social media accounts exist to connect parents to resources and experts in the fields of parenting, managing social-emotional challenges, strong-willed children, and adapting to learning differences. We welcome anyone willing to join us in this pursuit.

  2. You are encouraged to view as many of Parenting by Design's articles, slideshows, infographics, and videos as you wish. Feel free to share what you learn with others both online and offline.

  3. We invite you to participate in the community on, and on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, TwitterPinterestYouTube, and other social media. We’re building an online community centered around parents with children who are strong-willed, have social-emotional challenges and/or have learning differences.

  4. We reserve the right to remove content containing obscenity, language that could make families uncomfortable, or use of profanity.

    Please be aware, when participating, that we will remove:

    • Content that does not directly relate to discussions in a meaningful way

    • Racist, sexist, homophobic, or religiously intolerant content

    • Disrespectful, distasteful, un-constructive, or illegal content

    • Content promoting pseudo­science, conspiracy theories, zealotry, proselytizing, self­-promotion, product­-hawking, or research project inquiries

    • Content posted by members using inappropriate profile names or profile images

  5. To join the community on Parenting by Design, you’ll need to create a profile on one of our social media channels. Anyone 18 and over can join Parenting by Design by providing contact information required by each social media service. Once registered, please feel free to set up a profile and join the community by commenting on existing posts or creating your own. Certain social media channels may be offered to a "closed group" and may only be accessed with an invitation.

  6. If you’re under age 18, you may not create an individual Parenting by Design account, and therefore you cannot actively participate in the Parenting by Design community. You’re welcome to view Parenting by Design and enjoy the site, though.

  7. If you act disrespectfully, disruptively, or illegally in the community on Parenting by Design or on our social media channels (or on your own social media channels which are publicly viewable), we reserve the right to block you or terminate your access, at any time, and without prior warning.

  8. Parenting by Design experts are committed to providing parents with expert advice based on their particular circumstances. Advice provided is not guaranteed and may not be suitable for all parents or families.

  9. Please note that screen names are generated by individual users and may contain titles (such as Dr. or Ph.D.) that are not vetted by the Parenting by Design team.


We always appreciate feedback from members of the Parenting by Design Community. If you have any questions, concerns, or comments regarding these Community Guidelines, please let us know at


Using the Flag Button

Have you come across a topic you find inappropriate? Parenting by Design is keeping an eye out for inappropriate topics but can use your help to flag troublesome content. If you see a topic that concerns you:

  • Please click the Flag button on the comment to send us an alert. No comments will be removed or hidden automatically, but the Parenting by Design team will be alerted to review it as soon as possible.

  • Please don’t over­use the Flag button, or flag a comment simply because you disagree with the author.​

How to Avoid Having Your Post Removed

No one likes having their contributions removed, but sometimes we have to do that to keep the community pleasant, useful, and safe for everyone. We ask all our community members to refrain from posting:

  • Abuse: Parenting by Design is not the place for bullying, name-­calling, hateful feedback, threats, harassment, intolerance, or virtual violence.

  • Commercialism: Parenting by Design is not the right place for selling or promoting your product or service. It’s also not the right place for soliciting traffic to your website or looking for research project participation.

  • Spam: Any spam messages will be deleted.

  • Inappropriate: Whether it’s unrelated content or it’s derailing a conversation, topics posted that are not appropriate will be removed.

  • Inappropriate language: Parenting by Design is not the right place for inappropriate emojis, text­ing abbreviations, foul language, obscenity, or combative posturing.

  • Inappropriate images: Explicit or inappropriate profile images will result in your account being deleted or blocked.

  • Privacy concern: ­If your comment divulges private information (including telephone numbers, mailing addresses, or ways to make in-person contact) or embarrassing information about you or another person, it will be deleted. Please don’t post identifying information such as the name of your child, their school school or teacher

  • Response to an inappropriate comment:­ Please use the Flag button instead of replying.

  • Violation of Policies: ­We will remove any topic that violates Parenting by Design's Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policy or Community Guidelines.

  • Other: Parenting by Design is not the right platform for pseudo­science, zealotry, personal requests, proselytizing, or self-­promotion.

If the Parenting by Design staff removes your topic or posting, please consider working with us to revise your content until it is appropriate for the community. Please don’t harass or threaten anyone; doing so will risk removal of your account.

Thank you for taking the time to read our guidelines. We look forward to you engaging with the Parenting by Design community.

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