Partners in Parenting is an on-line community focusing on parenting issues. This includes issues which, at first glance, are seemingly outside of the parent/child relationship but which do, in fact, affect it. We recognize that parenting occurs within a larger emotional family system and issues affecting that system -- divorce, birth, death, marriage, relationships with extended family, the development of the individuals comprising the family, just to name a few -- help to shape interactions between parents and children. Our goal is to create an environment where such issues can be discussed openly to explore how they may influence the way we parent, adversely or otherwise, and provide support and appropriate solutions to one another when necessary.
PiP does not subscribe to any one particular parenting philosophy. Our belief is that many parenting perspectives, those grounded in research and others which are not, contain wisdom and useful tools with which to fill our parenting toolbox. Thus, a community of diverse perspectives will only serve to help us all.
Finally, PiP does not define "family" as only husband, wife, and children. Rather, we recognize that the definition of "family" is subjective, and we gladly welcome ALL families.
In essence, we see PiP as being more than just about parenting "techniques." It's about family.