Genes2Teens’ community is a place for parents from around the globe to connect with one another in an open and supportive environment.
Before posting a question or answer, take time to collect your thoughts. There’s no such thing as a wrong question except the one that isn’t asked, as long as they are relevant to parenting, so feel free to ask anything you want.
We suggest that you read all answers on a thread before you respond to it; proofread your messages (and spell check them if possible).You will have 1 hour to edit any questions and may delete your own posts at any time, as long as no one has replied to them.
Respect your fellow parents. Participants in the community range from soon-to-be parents, to new parents, to those with many children and even grandchildren. We come from different cultures and backgrounds and while we may not all see eye-to-eye all the time, we all want what’s best for our kids and believe exposure to different parenting methods and practices can help us become better parents.
Answers need not be detailed and deep, but they should be thoughtful and contribute something new to the question being asked. If you comment on answers, you shouldn’t simply say, “I agree,” or “Me too.” Instead, upvote the answer if you like it.
Differing viewpoints are acceptable and welcome. If someone says something you wish to challenge, you may criticize the position, but not the person holding it. You can say that the position is wrong, but you cannot say or imply that a person is less than intelligent for believing it. You can also express your disagreement with an answer by downvoting it.
You may post questions and answers anonymously. This is primarily intended for parents who wish to be candid in their responses without revealing personally identifiable information. It should not be used to anonymously abuse others. While your name will never be revealed publicly if you choose to post anonymously, admins can still see who the author of each answer is.
Commercial posts are strictly prohibited. Likewise, links in your personal profile to commercial (for-profit and non-profit in nature) Web sites in which you have a personal financial interest are prohibited.
Answers to questions posted on Genes2Teens are not intended to replace qualified medical/mental health assessments or legal advice. Posters in the community cannot diagnose disorders or offer recommendations on which treatment plan is best. Please seek the support of local medical, mental health or legal resources as needed. If you need immediate assistance, or if you and your family are in crisis, please contact a qualified mental health provider in your area, or contact your local or national crisis hotline, or law enforcement.