Parenting Science terms of use, copyright information, and disclaimer

Terms of use

Here is some important legal information regarding your use of

The gist of it is that by using this site, you agree to certain terms of use—including my medical disclaimer, privacy policy, information about cookies, copyright information, and general liability. If you don’t agree with any of these terms and conditions, please don’t use the site.

Parenting Science does not provide medical advice

Information provided by is for EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. This site does not offer medical or health care advice. Use of this site shouldNOT replace consultation with a physician, therapist, or other qualified health professional.

Funding sources

I am not funded by any external agencies, academic or otherwise. The costs of creating content and maintaining this site are supported by advertising and commissions.


The products and services advertised on this site are not personally endorsed by me. They are selected by advertising networks, and often are tailored to the web visitor: The ads you see are probably different than the ads that another person sees.

I don’t get to review these ads before they appear online.

However, I can tell ad networks like Google Adsense to block certain categories of advertising. In addition to blocking ad categories for topics like dating, gambling, and “get rich quick” schemes, I have blocked ads classified as political.

Unfortunately, unscrupulous advertisers sometimes find ways to get around these blocks.

If you see an advertisement that you believe is inappropriate,  opens in a new windowplease send me the details and I’ll look into it.


Parenting Science features a number of links to books and products sold by In return, pays me a small commission for any purchases you may make as a result of clicking on one of these links.

Privacy policy


This Site is affiliated with CMI Marketing, Inc., d/b/a CafeMedia (“CafeMedia”) for the purposes of placing advertising on the Site, and CafeMedia will collect and use certain data for advertising purposes. To learn more about CafeMedia’s data usage, click here: opens in a new

Contacting me.

Regarding the “contact me” form (which you can access through the website menu), I request that my readers don’t submit messages to me disclosing personal medication information. I don’t collect such information and do not offer medical advice.

For a complete information about the privacy policies of this website, and the privacy policies of third party services of this website, please opens in a new windowvisit my privacy policy page.

Privacy issues relating to off-site research projects

On my  opens in a new window“Participate in Research” page I provide links to scientific studies in progress. These studies are not conducted by me or associated with me in any way. As a result, I cannot make any personal claims about their value.

However, I don’t list a link unless I believe the study’s author(s) to be affiliated with an accredited institution of higher learning. And, in general, such studies must have been approved by an ethics board before they go public.

This is no guarantee that you will be comfortable with the terms of the study. If you think you might want to participate in one of these studies, click on the link and read the information provided. If you choose to sign the consent form, you do so at your own risk.

The contents of are protected by international copyright and trademark laws. Unless otherwise specifically indicated, you may not change, copy, republish, upload, post, transmit or distribute in any manner the material on the site.

However, you are permitted to download and print my articles for your own private, non-commercial use as long as you agree not to modify or delete any authorship, copyright, or other proprietary notices from material.

If you wish to use my content elsewhere, please contact me directly for permission. 

Articles and other content offered by are the exclusive trademarks or servicemarks of Some products or names mentioned on the website might be the trademarks of third parties.

Occasionally, I find websites or pages that I share with my readers. In general, these sites offer free, scholarly, expert-authored, evidence based information to parents. I don’t accept money for listing these links on my site. The links are there because I think they offer information of interest to my readers.

Reprint rights

I don’t permit my articles to be reprinted online. If you are interested in buying the rights to reprint an article offline (e.g., for a book or print magazine), please contact me with details for your request.

General liability and other issues

As a visitor to this website, you assume total responsibility and risk for any damage arising from viewing, using, or downloading information on the site. This includes information provided by third parties (such as advertisers). It’s your sole responsibility to judge the accuracy and usefulness of any advice, services, or merchandise offered through the site.

This agreement is governed by the laws of The United States of America. By using this site, you agree that any legal action or proceeding between you and shall be brought exclusively in a federal or state court of competent jurisdiction sitting in The United States of America.

Content last modified 10/15/2020