Parents Community Guidelines

Parents is committed to creating the most trustworthy, supportive, and uplifting parenting community on the internet. We welcome and expect real talk and honest perspectives on the parenting topics that matter most to you and your families throughout every age and stage of your children’s lives. As a diverse community of parents and caregivers, the Parents team cares deeply about raising the next generation of compassionate and confident kids.

It’s important for us to create inclusive and safe spaces on our social media platforms for our Parents community—including our readers, the families and expert sources we feature in our content, and our team of experienced writers and editors. We value diverse viewpoints and the respectful debate of ideas.

While we welcome thoughtful, empathetic, respectful, and fact-based commentary on the content we share, we will not tolerate hateful, violent, exploitive, or clearly inaccurate content.

All community members who visit and interact with us in these online spaces must abide by our Parents Community Guidelines.

Please familiarize yourself with our guidelines. Those who do not live up to these standards risk having their comments hidden from public view or deleted and may also be reported to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, TikTok, and blocked from our Parents community. 

Any judgments to hide or delete comments and/or report or block commenters are made at the sole discretion of the Parents editorial and social media teams and our community managers.

Parents Community Guidelines

  • Please show respect for the perspectives, views, and statements of others by treating them as you would want them to treat you. And, please, aim to stay on topic.
  • We have zero-tolerance for content that dehumanizes, attacks, or marginalizes people or groups of people based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, religion, spirituality, immigration status, financial means, criminal justice system contact, substance use or misuse, disease state, or political status.
  • We will not tolerate sexual exploitation, content that is pornographic or contains gratuitous nudity.
  • We will not tolerate inciting, recommending, supporting, glorifying, or normalizing violence and cruelty.
  • We will not tolerate bullying or harassment of any individual or group of people. Swearing at others, name-calling and otherwise abusive language is not acceptable.
  • Comments that include graphically violent, abusive, or gory images are not acceptable.
  • Comments that include verified misinformation or conspiracy theories that have been debunked are not acceptable.
  • Comments that include links to websites with hateful, objectionable content and/or misinformation are not acceptable.
  • Comments that are defamatory or otherwise false and harmful to the reputation of others are not acceptable.
  • Content that infringes on personal privacy, intellectual property, copyright, or trademark is not acceptable.
  • Comments that are obvious spam or bots (including: affiliate marketing, link referral codes, junk mail, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or unsolicited commercial advertisements) are not acceptable.
  • This isn't a place for you to sell things or promote your business to others. 
  • All comments must adhere also to Facebook’s Terms of Use, Instagram’s Terms of Use, Twitter’s Terms of Use, Pinterest’s Terms of Use, and TikTok’s Terms of Use

For the safety and well-being of our Parents community, we will take any and all necessary actions we deem to be appropriate when these guidelines are violated. 

For more information, please read our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.