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When (re-)tagging questions, I sometimes have a hard time finding appropriate tags and wonder if the existing ones are sufficient. Hence I want to discuss two possible tags that might come in very handy. Also feel free to suggest better names for the tags, they are not set in stone.


There is currently no good tag for parenting situations in which the involved parties are neither related to each other (parents, mother, father, siblings, grandparents, family, extended-family) nor in some sort of legal relationship (adoption, step-parents, foster-parenting, blended-family). Special cases are teachers and babysitting.

Quite common are questions by people in a relationship, in which at least one of them has own children, but they are not married. In this case, doesn't really fit. It might also be about other people's children, e. g. your child's friends (in your house), or just some children outside you may not even know. We do allow these questions, but we can't really capture the relationship between adult and child with a tag.

I just give a few examples. There are more, but it's not easy to find them all through search easily.

Do you think it would make sense to have another tag for this special kind of parenting relationship?


If you search for questions containg the word "biting" you get 60 results.

While we do have tags like , , , , or even , we don't have one for biting.

Reading questions here on Parenting.SE, it becomes clear that biting is very important - it also makes sense, since it's a very easy way of inflicting damage.

Now, not all these questions are about biting as a way of being violent towards others, but also about biting food.

Do we need a tag about biting? And if so, should it cover every kind of biting, or just be about violence (or about biting food) etc.?

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I think having a tag for biting makes loads of sense of we have 60 questions on it!

I'm not so sold on an in-loco-parentis tag though ...

  • Thanks for answering! Should biting be for all questions about it (e. g. "How to teach my child to bite their food" and "How to make my child stop biting their peers?")? Why no in-loco-parentis tag? We allow questions that are not about "classiscal" parenting relationships, yet cannot really tag them. – Anne Daunted Dec 7 '18 at 21:18
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    Sorry - yes, biting as an aggression, not as part of eating. Re in-loco-parentis... I just don't really have an opinion either way (sorry) – Rory Alsop Dec 7 '18 at 21:23

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