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They're Big Kids Now!

It seems like just yesterday that they were babies!

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Parenting Children Ages Five and Up
Location:
Everywhere the Kids Are
Membership:
Open
Posting Access:
All Members , Moderated
This is a community for parents of children over five years old. Any parenting tips, questions, or issues beyond infancy/early childhood are on-topic. Examples of potential discussion points:

  • School selection.
  • Sibling rivalry.
  • Puberty.
  • Discipline.
  • Blended Families (families with step-children).
  • Special Education/Special Needs Children.
  • Gifted and Talented Children.
  • Children who are both.
  • Average Children. ;-)
  • Catastrophic Illnesses.
  • Those "tough" questions they always ask.
  • Multi-Cultural/Multi-Lingual Families.
  • Moving/relocating.
  • New little brothers/sisters in the house.
  • Pets.
  • Chores.
  • Allowance.
  • Independence.
  • Safety.
  • Empty Nesting.
  • Babysitters.
  • Curfews.
  • Teachers.
  • Finances.
  • Television.
  • Religion.
  • Homework.
  • Raising Sons.
  • Raising Daughters.
  • The Facts of Life.
  • Death in the Family.
  • Inter-racial Families.
  • Being GBLTQ and parenting.
  • "Sandwiching" (Parenting AND caring for older relatives.)
  • Adoption.
  • Divorce.
  • Holiday Traditions.
  • Grandmas and Grandpas.
  • And More!


Maintained by jette

All parenting styles appreciated, from "granola" to "Middle America." I myself am almost smack-dab in the middle, so respect for differing viewpoints regarding media exposure, discipline, education, religious instruction, lifestyles, etc. is a requirement for participation.

A few quick rules:

  1. Please no postings about "work at home" or multi-level-marketing type opportunities, or advertising of commercial interests, including your home-based business.
  2. Posts concerning any type of sale, including fund raisers, must follow the rules linked here, and will be deleted without warning if they do not.
  3. Please ask the maintainer first if you are joining for the express purpose of doing any type of research (marketing or academic) of the parents here. Many of us are open to providing information about family/child life or answering surveys, however, your post will be deleted if you don't ask ahead of time.
  4. If you want to show us pictures of your children, that's great, but please put them behind an lj-cut tag.
  5. Promoting other communities is OK - if the theme is on-topic and you don't go overboard. By popular demand, rating communities, even ones with a child or parent theme, are not considered on-topic.
  6. It should go without saying, but please be familiar with basic netiquette. If you disagree with someone, state so respectfully. If someone disagrees with you, take it in stride. Ad hominen attacks will result in a talking-to (the first time *ahem*), deleting other people's comments is an automatic ban. Please contact jette or karnythia if you have any concerns about the way a discussion is going.
  7. Please try to use proper spelling, punctuation and grammar. Being clear and concise will make it much easier for people to respond to your posts. Also, for easier viewing, please do not use special font sizes or colors.


New members may make an introductory post (as a new post) if you like. I think you'll find that we're a friendly, supportive bunch around here.


Questions? Suggestions? Please contact me at jette(at)livejournal.com

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