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Is a question about "the best" 529 on topic?

I have a toddler. We're trying to set up a college savings account (commonly a 529 in USA). There are a lot of factors in choosing which state to go through and I don't really understand the ...
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How to make a question about which job will allow our son to advocate for his calling and life mission on topic?

I asked the question What full-time, well-paying job fits my son who wants to advocate physician-assisted suicide? on Parenting.SE and it was closed and then deleted. It received an answer I found ...
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Can I ask a question here if I'm not a parent?

I'm not a parent, but I'm just curious to know some info. Is it wrong to ask a question pretending to be a parent?
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I have not asked any questions, but not because I think I have all the answers!

Is it okay to ask opinion-based questions? For example, I'd love to discuss reward systems, discipline and allowances. There are other subjects that interest me as well. If I ask: How much should ...
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Are questions that could be on topic, but asked without a parenting role, still on topic?

I think the title is quite self-explanatory, but let's explain it a bit more. I am hesitating asking a question here. The question itself (~20-year-old with a behavior I need help handling) would be ...
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Asker enforcing restrictions on answers - good or bad, allowed or not?

There are several questions on the site which attempt to enforce a certain way of answering, or require something specific in the answer. Examples: What are some do's and dont's for an ...
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Should we allow questions from the child's perspective?

Here's a recent question that was off-topic as it was worded originally: My Homeroom teacher change my seat because my ugly math teacher complain to my homeroom teacher that I was always talking ...
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Parenting.SE is feeling a lot like Yahoo! Answers lately

I'm just looking at the first 10 questions on the Questions page and have noticed something unusual. 9 out of 10 of these questions are subjective, broad, and an invitation to discussion. Parenting....
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Asking retrospective questions

Is it ok to ask retrospective questions? By his I mean a problem or issue that someone may have had as a parent some time ago, that has been resolved and if so, how should this be done; do we state ...
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What's the appropriate way to update/answer a semi-popular question?

When my child was 3 months old I asked a question about her then-terrible sleep. While she has never developed into a wonder sleeper her sleep has gone from abnormally-bad to generally good. As I ...
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Infertility questions

Are questions concerning the infertility allowed in the Parenting site. Because the solution of infertility problems will lead to Pregnancy, then Parenting.
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On Mutually Exclusivity of Two Questions

Would the question, What are the criteria of being a good parent? And What are the criteria of being a poor parent? have answers that are mutually exclusive?
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Would we accept questions *about* parents?

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 ...
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