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We are sorry but we don't have anyone who can answer questions or give advice.
The Berkeley Parents Network (BPN)
is a grass-roots, volunteer-run organization of 33,826
parents who live in the Berkeley, California area.
We give each other advice
in weekly email newsletters. Only subscribers can post to these newsletters, and
only parents who live locally can subscribe. (Why?)
We do not have any staff or funding - all of our newsletters and our website
are managed by volunteer parents in their spare time. All of the content in
the newsletters and on the website was submitted by parent subscribers.
is an archive of discussions from the newsletters.
We put these on our website in the hope that other
parents can benefit from the collective wisdom of the BPN.
But we do not have anyone who can give you more information about
any of the topics on the website.
If you live locally, and you are a parent,
you can join BPN. See Joining the Berkeley Parents Network.
Per the previous discussion, our website is an archive of discussions from
the email newsletters of the Berkeley Parents Network (BPN). Only subscribers
can post to the newsletters, and you need to be a local parent in order to
subscribe. If you are a BPN subscriber, see How can I add a review to the website?. Note BPN does not accept unsolicited reviews
except for a few specific topics.
If you are not a subscriber, and you are eligible to subscribe,
use the subscribe form.
Otherwise, we cannot accept your review or advice, sorry.
Try one of the other consumer review sites such as Yelp.com.
We can't accept messages from people who are not BPN subscribers.
The Berkeley Parents Network is focused on member parents giving each other advice,
so we ask that people subscribe who can participate in discussions about parenting and children.
The Berkeley Parents Network is online only. We do not have meetings or any
other in-person get-togethers. We don't have staff who can review
books or evaluate products.
For details about this,
see How can I get a listing on your website?
Sorry, no. The Berkeley Parents Network website is an archive of discussions
from the BPN newsletters, which contain Q&A from local parents who subscribe
to BPN. Our intent is to archive these discussions so they are available to
other parents. We don't maintain listings or link to products and services, other
than those that our parent members suggest.
We also do not do "link exchanges".
We are a volunteer-run organization, so we do not have the
resources to accept postings outside of our subscriber base. Nor can we
accept subscriptions from non-parents or people who live outside the area.
There are 33,826
subscribers on the BPN, and
we get 10-20 new subscribers every day. Our
volunteers handle hundreds of postings every week from our subscribers.
We simply don't have the people power to do more than this.
this page was last updated: Jul 9, 2014
BPN is now a 501(c)(3) non-profit and we are transitioning to a new website during
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