These are the guidelines of the Facebook group

PEACEFUL PARENTING COMMUNITY GUIDELINES

** Please Read before Posting or Commenting **

Peaceful Parenting Community is a group for supporting parents who want to learn about peaceful parenting.

The purpose of this group is to advocate for Peaceful Parenting.

For those of you who are new to peaceful parenting, you may enjoy reading this article
10 Things Every Beginner to Peaceful Parenting Should Know.


COMMENTING CRITERIA

Our primary goal is to keep the group as safe and supportive for everyone as possible. Therefore, before commenting or posting, we would like you to please ask yourself the following:

  • Is my comment useful?
  • Is it worded in a way that someone may feel is argumentative or accusatory?
  • Would I find it offensive if I didn’t know the person who was making such a comment?
    • This includes derogatory terms and swearing
  • Is it neutral and factual, or does it generate fear?

*** Any comments that do not fall in line with our guidelines are subject to being deleted without warning ***


POST APPROVAL CRITERIA

All posts are subject to Admin approval and must adhere to our guidelines.

At times, we will reach out via private message to ask you to reframe your post. We do this in an effort to alleviate confusion and ensure clarity when we feel your post could be negatively triggering based on content.

Please do not submit posts that contain venting or shaming. These are rarely approved.

Memes and articles can be shared, but only with an explanation of why you find this important.

** If a post is edited after approval, it may be deleted without warning **


ANONYMOUS POST OPTION

We understand that sharing personal issues online can be daunting.

The Admin Team are more than happy to confidentially post on your behalf if you feel the need for privacy. We will also monitor your post and provide feedback where needed.

Please reach out to an admia via private message to submit a post anonymously.


COACHES, EDUCATORS, BLOGGERS & ADVOCATES

We have a monthly ‘RESOURCES THREAD’ for promotional purposes.

Please use this thread for blog recommendations, peaceful parenting educator information/courses or any promotional information pertaining to Peaceful Parenting.

Any posts of this nature submitted for Admin approval will be deleted.

NOTE: We request that there is no solicitation, no crowdsourcing and no private messages sent to our members.

You will be removed from the community if found to be doing so.


PRACTICES WE PROMOTE

Peaceful Parenting practices that we promote and encourage are:

  • Empathizing
  • Validating
  • Connecting
  • Supporting
  • Self Care
  • Mindfulness
  • Hugging
  • Trusting
  • Understanding
  • Appreciating
  • Gently Guiding
  • Being Sensitive
  • Listening
  • Accepting
  • Embracing
  • Acknowledging Feelings
  • Staying Calm
  • Having Compassion
  • Nurturing
  • Forgiving
  • Encouraging

PRACTICES WE DO NOT PROMOTE

A list of the authoritarian/non-peaceful parenting practices that we don’t promote here are:

  • Spanking
  • Hitting
  • Popping/slapping/smacking – basically any form of physical punishment at all.
  • Shaming
  • Threatening
  • Neglecting
  • Ignoring
  • Yelling/Shouting/Screaming
  • Time Out
  • Cry It Out
  • Sleep Training
  • Bullying
  • Punishing
  • Scolding
  • Chastising
  • Forced Consequences
  • Naughty Chairs
  • Grounding
  • Reward Charts
  • Bribing
  • Any form of purposeful mistreatment.

VACCINATION, CIRCUMCISION AND RELIGION

Vaccination, circumcision and religion are off limits for discussion.

We have found these topic are too divisive and have made a decision to not include discussion of these topics in the group. Please note this rule is strictly enforced


We understand that everyone has an opinion on various parenting practices. Not every parent is going to be aligned 100% with peaceful parenting approaches, while some may strive to align 100% but find it difficult to actually do so (which that seems to be most of us!)

This isn’t the place to argue in favor of an authoritarian approach. But if you’re curious, you could ask a question like this: ‘Why is time-out not considered peaceful-parenting?’

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OFF TOPIC DISCUSSIONS

If you want to discuss an issue which isn’t related to parenting, we have a peaceful parenting community “Off-topic” group here:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1396807677016010/ for discussion of related topics.
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REMOVABLE OFFENCES

This is a closed community to protect the privacy of our members. Sharing screenshots on any other pages on Facebook is not permitted. Anyone seen to be doing so will be removed from the community without warning.

Blocking any member of the Admin Team is not allowed. If you take issue with any action or comment that an Admin has made, please discuss it with us. We want to work with you, which we cannot do if we are blocked.

Contravening the guidelines repeatedly may result in your immediate removal, without warning.

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SCHEDULE

Peaceful Parenting Community is closed on Saturdays. The community will be archived at 7am CST Saturday morning and reopened at 7am CST Sunday morning. The reason we do this is to give the Admin Team time for self care, and time with their families.

During this 24 hours commenting and posting will not be possible.
We appreciate your support!

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THE ADMIN TEAM

Our Admin team are here to support, guide and moderate our community.

Please always reach out to any of us if your require information or assistance so we can ensure your experiences here are peaceful.
We prefer it if you tag us directly in the post (@name is how to tag) rather than using the ‘Report Post’ function. Alternatively, please send us a private message if you wish to remain anonymous.

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Let’s remember the goal of the group at all times: To help parents with being more peaceful, more gentle, and more compassionate with their children. None of us are perfect, we are all learning and growing.

We hope we can enjoy the journey together, to enrich and bring more value to ourselves and to our fellow community members

Any questions, please ask!