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Archive-name: misc-kids/misc-kids-info-faq
Posting-Frequency: Weekly
Last-Modified: September 18, 1997
Version: 1.2

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Welcome to  This group is moderated.

The charter is:

    For the periodic posting of informational posts and FAQ files related to
    groups in the hierarchy.  Occasional one-time announcements 
    of interest to readers (such as juvenile product recall, picnics or photoalbums) may be crossposted here from
    (and/or the appropriate subgroup(s)).  However, as a low volume
    newsgroup, birth announcements, web page announcements, etc. are not
    appropriate for this group.  Posts to this group should be informational; 
    discussion and questions will not appear here.  No advertising.  Posters
    should be aware that the moderator cannot do distributions for other
    regions, and that there may be moderation delays.


Below I answer the most common questions that come up regarding what postings
are acceptable in

Q1. What are the requirements for periodic posts (FAQs) in this group?
Q2. What types of announcements are appropriate for this group?
Q3. Where can I find FAQs that don't appear here, or which have 
    expired at my site?
Q4. If I can't post it here, where can I post it?


Q1. What are the requirements for periodic posts (FAQs) in this group?

A1. FAQs in this group have no format requirements.  They may be Q/A,
    compilations of postings from on a topic, or anything
    else.  They should not include privately emailed text without the
    permission of the author.  
    Content-wise, they must have some relevance to parenting, children,
    pregnancy, etc.  They must either present all sides of any
    controversial issue broached, or clearly indicate that they are
    written from one particular point of view.  They must be
    non-commercial -- product reviews from unaffiliated consumers are
    acceptable, but a FAQ promoting any product will not be accepted.

    There are two administrative requirements for FAQs in this newsgroup:

    1)  They must be listed in the FAQ index.  Contact Maureen
    Vahey (

    2) They must be crossposted to news.answers and misc.answers, which
    are also moderated.  Please contact me at
    for the details of how to obtain approval for these groups.

    FAQs should *not* be crossposted to or any of the other
    groups in the hierarchy.  Followups, however, *must* be set 
    to or another appropriate group.

Q2. What types of announcements are appropriate for this group?

A2. Announcements in this group should be one-time-only non-commercial 
    announcements beneficial to the community.  They should be
    relevant to a large proportion of readers, and not just
    those in a small community ( local get-togethers excepted).
    Examples of the types of announcements permitted in this group are: 

    o Juvenile product recalls o Announcements of "community"
      projects, such as local picnics, photo albums, T-shirts, cookbooks,
      etc.  (In this case multiple announcements/reminders are permitted.)

    o Announcements of non-commercial WWW pages of interest to parents
      or children

    o RFDs and CFVs for groups of interest to the community

Q3. Where can I find FAQs that don't appear here, or which have 
    expired at my site?

A3. The FAQ index is posted here and to, news.answers
    and misc.answers on a weekly basis.  It contains information on how
    to obtain each of the FAQs, as well as information on
    etiquette, and potentially relevant mailing lists.  It is also available 
    by anonymous ftp at:


    Many of the other FAQs are also available in this directory.

Q4. If I can't post it here, where can I post it?

A4. There are several unmoderated newsgroups in the hierarchy:               Children, their behavior and activities.     Pre-pregnancy planning, pregnancy, childbirth.     Products related to kids.      Discussion on all forms of family-oriented vacationing.      The use of computers by children.        Children's health.	Information, support, and decisions re breastfeeding.

    In addition, there are several other Usenet groups of interest to parents 
    and children:

rec.arts.books.children        (children's literature)	Christian home-schooling. 	Almost anything about home-schooling.
soc.adoption.adoptees	Discussion of adoption by adoptees. (Moderated)
soc.adoption.parenting	Adoptive parenting by adoptive parents.
alt.adoption            Adopting people.
alt.child-support       Raising children in a split family.           A place for the pre-college set on the net.   (discussions among children with net access)
alt.missing-kids        Locating missing children.
alt.parents-teens       Discussions about raising teenagers.
alt.infertility 	Discussion of infertility causes and treatments.      	(dealing with breastfeeding issues)	Support for kids w/diabetes and their families.      	Dealing with step parents.     	(being a single parent)     	(being a foster parent)
alt.parenting.attachment	(attachment parenting)
alt.parenting.spanking	(spanking as a disciplinary measure)
alt.parenting.twins-triplets	(parenting multiples)	Like*, only different.
alt.adoption.adoptive.parenting (adoptive parenting)
alt.adoption.issues		(adoption issues)	Licensed non-profit adoption agency information.

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