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Does Parenting.SE entertain frame-challenge answers? Do we argue the premise of a question?

Situation Parenting Stack Exchange can be an extremely subjective environment to ask and answer questions. We have tailored our Tour, Help, and FAQs to guide new and existing users on the areas that ...
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Questions that sound like a medical issue

This question is prompted by a couple of answers I've given recently. This one, which really sounds like a 5 year-old with OCD. This one, where one possible explanation is face-blindness. In both ...
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Same question, but I need a different answer. What do i do?

Someone else has already asked the same question I have, back in 2011. The accepted answer does not solve my problem. The post in question is : How do I deal with my baby pulling herself up in her ...
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New tag: [screen-time] for any screen time related issues: TV, computer, tablet, smartphone?

Would a new tag: [screen-time] be useful? PROS: The new "screen-time" tag may help in tagging and searching for questions about any screen time related issues that are applicable to more ...
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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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Feedback and suggestions for the editable section of the Help Center?

What useful info should we add to the Parenting Stack Exchange Help Center? The part between the search box and "Find out more about..." is now editable by moderators. I posted a short possible ...
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Are medical discussions allowed on Parenting?

A user recently asked a question about ways to help their child tolerate wearing a face mask, which has garnered 5K views to date. The OP even felt the need to clarify that "this would be purely ...
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Timeline of Parenting moderators

After the experimental pro tem election I noticed that, unlike on some other SE sites, the Moderator Pro Tem Announcement has never been edited to reflect moderator changes. This self-answered Q&...
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What should moderators do with answers that disagree with the premise of the question?

It seems there's been a lot of discussion and controversy lately over how moderators should (or should not) handle answers that stray from the question being asked (including "frame challenges&...
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2020 Community Moderator Election Results

Parenting’s second moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the three new moderators are: They'll be your first elected moderators since you lost your "beta"...
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2020 Community Moderator Election

The 2020 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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How do I post an answer on this site?

I see how to comment on questions, but not how to actually ANSWER the question. Can someone point me to what the procedure is to accomplish that?
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Question On Explaining Proper Use of Violence to Children should be removed!

This question has some problems that I will explain below. First, I want to state that my view I state below about the question is not directed at the original poster. I assume good intentions by ...
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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

Parenting is scheduled for an election next week, May 25th. In connection with that, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose ...
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Moderator Election - Community Interest Check

We last had a moderator appointed back in 2018, and we have had a moderator step down, so currently are running with just 2. Now, the good thing is that generally this site runs without too much ...
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Should questions related to school, teaching and education be considered on topic?

Should questions related to school, teaching and education be considered on topic? Some examples: education - Examples: How to encourage my 5-year-old who seems to be unusually interested in ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

You lost your “beta” label in 2019, so welcome to your very first edition of Community Promotion Ads, for the year of 2020! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads are community-...
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Moderator Help please

I have a question about my Parenting Stack Exchange post: How to get in touch with a moderator I am sorry about posting in the main section but I really need a mod.
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The time has come for me to resign

It's been an honor to serve as a moderator on Parenting all these years, so first and foremost, thank you for that. The rest of this post may or may not resonate with you. Either way, it's fine. Ever ...
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Why are questions that ask for unbounded personal anecdotes allowed here?

I was very surprised to see this question not only unclosed, but with answers from two mods here: To have or not to have a second child? I am seeking the experiences from parents out there who have ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Is it really necessary to close questions based on it being subjective and argumentative regarding parenting?

I was just amazed to see that a question got closed, on the grounds that it is subjective and argumentative. If this is really the case, you might just close the complete site. If anything in life is ...
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Are duplicates of moms4mom.com questions acceptable?

For anyone that doesn't know, moms4mom.com is a StackExchange 1.0 site about parenting - i.e. they're using very similar (but dated) software on very nearly the same topic. The general StackExchange ...
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Am I allowed to say Goodbye in Parenting Meta?

I really just wanted to say goodbye and thank you, everyone of you who hang around Parenting. It's been a pleasure reading your posts and they have helped me in my own parenting. I hope I have also ...
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Why was my comment deleted?

I had seen this question on HNQ, and after having read the question and existing answers, I left a comment on the question asking about what whether the parents had spoken to a doctor about the ...
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What's the [etiquette] for using [manners]?

etiquette: 14 questions manners: 20 questions (2 questions have both tags.) Both tags have no tag description. Etiquette (Cambridge Dictionary): the set of rules or customs that control accepted ...
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How can we convert visitors into users?

This site has a lot of visitors. It has a small number of active users. How can we convert some of those visitors into active users? Here are the numbers from Area51 18,362 visits per day currently ...
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Which aspect do you find is the hardest to deliver as a parent?

I am looking for parents to share feedback around some of their current needs. If you have time, can you complete this 2-minute survey https://joinhomeroom.wufoo.com/forms/wub4dck1dyd63n/?
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Academic Study: Request to Take Part in University of Michigan Research Project on the Use of Parenting Stack Exchange

My name is Tawfiq Ammari. I am a PhD student at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. I study the use of social media by parents. Some of the research I work on with my adviser, Sarita Schoenebeck ...
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Research Study Seeks First Time Parents

First-time parent? Researchers at Davidson College are studying new parents’ relationships with their partners and babies. You may be eligible to participate if: You have a baby under six months of ...
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Care Packages for college students

Questions: Parents Would you purchase a care package for your child? What price range would you consider? How much customization would you want? How often would you send a care package? What kind of ...
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What's the sex tag mean?

Inspired by its use in this question: My son has been offered money by a classmate, if he would pull down his underwear sex Doesn't have a description, and it's used to cover a variety of sexual-...
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Are psychology and sociology based questions about parenting topics on-topic?

My question At what age can children start being influenced by gender stereotypes? has received a VTC for being "off topic" because: Other: This is not a parenting question. It's a psychology ...
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Should this question be a community wiki or not?

On the recent question How to help a teenager that doesn't want to change in a school locker room?, the OP requested that it be converted to a community wiki. The logic behind the request is that ...
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Is beta status demoralising for existing users?

Just checking: Is the semi-permanent beta status of Parenting demoralising for existing users? Is it off-putting for new users? I was about to leave a comment on another Beta Question, and I realised ...
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User who consistently posts factually inconsistent questions

Is there an expectation that questions posted should be factual? I've noticed a relatively new user who consistently posts questions based on contradictory claims. The questions therefore are clearly ...
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Is there a set of rules for newer members?

How much greeting, editing and suggesting should a newbie be doing? I just got 1000 points. I can edit and vote on some subjects. I do not wish to step on toes or take on more that the regulars feel ...
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Should we have a standard comment to new users?

As the number of new users increase, we also see a natural increase in users who aren't familiar with the Stack Exchange model ("it's not a forum"). Moderators as well as several users (thanks!!) ...
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Why was my question on daycares closed as offtopic?

I've recently asked a question on daycares: Why do daycares use waiting lists instead of increasing prices to meet the demand? The question was quickly closed as offtopic by the mods with the ...
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Are questions regarding advice for parents that only indirectly relate to children on topic?

I recently asked this question and received some (justified) comments and close votes. Note: the question has since been edited, so feel free to refer to the edit history and review the original ...
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Is family planning considered on-topic?

Pregnancy is considered on-topic almost unanimously. On the accepted answer, JBRWilkinson suggested that is is "a very good thing that people considering becoming parents proactively come to this ...
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Why are the site moderators editing all the questions?

Some users might notice that nearly all questions have been edited to some extent recently. This meta question exists to explain what is going on. Stack Exchange (the company who is hosting our site)...
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Congratulations, you're no longer in Beta!

This site started private beta before July 2012, so it is no longer "beta", it is a full site by our definition. We've removed the word "beta" from your site banner because we believe that you aren't ...
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What should our policy be for “non answers”?

Part of the nature of our site seems to be that we receive a lot of first posts from users that are posted as answers, but are really either comments or follow-up questions. The reason this happens ...
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Would 'being parented' questions be on-topic here?

I have seen some really good advice on this site. Would it be on topic for a child to ask a life-skills question here in order to gain some 'parenting'? (I'm not a young person myself.)
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What to do about old, closed and unanswered questions?

This is about questions fulfilling the following conditions: Closed (not duplicates) 0 answers (pretty old - months to years) There are relevant MSE posts - the discussion about when to delete a ...
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Is a question about babyproofing on topic here?

My toddler is into everything. I have a question about how to babyproof some of my stuff. Would it be on topic here?
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New Beta Theme Launched

Your site looks a bit different today. Yes, we are getting rid of the 'Sketchy' look and replacing it with a more-polished and finished design for sites in beta. You can read more about the redesign ...
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Why was this question protected?

A question recently hit the Hot Network Questions list. I noticed that it was recently protected. The normal reasons for protecting a question are to stop an influx of low-quality answers or non-...

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