Comment Threads

All submitted comments will be read, but not all published. Published comments will be on-topic, helpful, and further the discussion or debate.

If you see a comment or forum thread that you feel isn’t in-line with this code of conduct, please let us know and we’ll deal with it.


In any interaction, any content or behavior of the following kind is unacceptable:

  • pornographic / sexual
  • Bigoted
  • Sexist
  • Racist
  • Rude
  • Attacking
  • Intimidating
  • Harassing
  • Stalking
  • Disruptive
  • Offensive
  • Spam

This isn’t a complete list. It’s so you understand the vibe here. You know what being a jerk is; don’t be one. The community we’re going for here is helpful, accepting, friendly, accommodating, and aware of the fact that the web, and the world, is a big place with room for all of us.

Who decides what is unacceptable?

We do. Team Parenting Rock. We realize there may be some subjectivity to these calls. We’re going to err on the side of keeping the Parenting Rock community feeling safe and comfortable. We’re also going to err on the side of someone telling us they are offended or being made uncomfortable. But again, ultimately it’s our call.

Remember: you don’t get to decide how other people feel about your actions, they do.

What happens when an unacceptable action has occurred?

Hopefully we’ll catch anything unacceptable (like a rude comment) and delete it before it’s ever published. If one slips through, contact us.

We understand that everyone makes mistakes, has bad days, and has learning to do when it comes to this stuff. We’re not going to ban anyone for one occurrence. Unless it’s especially egregious (our call). More likely we’ll just shut it down and let you know. We will delete your account and ban you for repeated violations.

Know this

  • You retain ownership of your comments. We do not own them and we expressly disclaim any and all liability that may result from them. By commenting on this site, you agree that you retain all ownership rights in what you post here and that you will relieve me from any and all liability that may result from those postings.
  • You grant us a license to post your comments. This license is worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, and royalty-free. You grant us the right to store, use, transmit, display, publish, reproduce, and distribute your comments in any format, including but not limited to a blog, in a book, a video, or presentation.