This website aims to reflect the best scientific research available relating to harmonious bilingualism. General advice given to the public through the website is based on implications from that research and vetted by well known scientists and experienced practicioners. Advice is available free of charge. The 1948 United Nations Declaration of Human Rights and the 1989 United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child serve as moral basis for the work of HaBilNet.
In general reference to people HaBilNet tries to use gender-neutral terms as much as possible. There where this may be textually or grammatically akward, any gendered reference is meant to apply to all genders.
The use of terms that can denote languages as well as citizenship (e.g., Dutch) is to be understood as denoting languages unless otherwise specified.
The term "family" as used on the HaBilNet website applies to any private household consisting of at least one legally adult person and another person.