The act of parenting, by definition, is purely a parent->to->child process. As expected, this site is all about questions in that direction; questions about parents handling/raising dependents in one way or another. I was wondering if it would be off-topic/unwelcome if the questions were ever the other direction? A question from a child's point of view about a parent or their parenting process.
My child treats me poorly when I drop her off at in a public setting, what can I do?
could be asked from a child's point of view as:
I'm am embarrassed by my mother's good-bye kisses around my friends, what should I do?
Other examples might be:
- A friend at school started smoking and tried to pressure me into as well, I didn't like that. Should I "snitch" him out to his parents?
- How should I tell my mother I am ready to start driving lessons?
- I think I should go to public school, but my parents put me in private school.
- I've become sexually active, should I tell my parents?
I'm pretty sure there is a 13+ age policy when it comes to this site, so we aren't talking about questions like "How do I tell my mom that sleeping in a wet diaper gives me diaper rash?". But instead legitimate questions from kids about their parents or their parent's parenting. I know a lot of them will feel loaded and just the act of answering them may actually be a form of parenting.
The reason I asked is because a friend's son (15 yrs old) asked me if there is a place to go online to ask about "life" when it comes to dealing with parents and the way they are being raised. I gathered he was trying to stay away from the typical social sites. I was about to mention this stackexchange site, but held off thinking I should ask the community first since I've not seen questions from this direction before.