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Merge tag “misbehavior” into existing tag “behavior”

We've had the tag "behavior" for a long time. I'm now seeing the tag "misbehavior" too, and I feel it would make sense to have that as a synonym for "behavior" - or possibly for "discipline"?
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What's a good tag for poop?

We've got these tags: diaper potty-training and even encopresis But we don't have anything for bowel movements or urination, which was a bit of a surprise to me since new parents of newborns and ...
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Cognitive Sciences (cogsci.SE) would like to offer its services

I am an active user on Cognitive Sciences, and in the midst of establishing a tag on parenting, stumbled upon the section of your FAQ advertising "sister sites" on the exchange. We would like to ...
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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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So if the only thing preventing us from moving out of Beta is questions

How long does the site need to keep an average of four questions/day? Do I have that number right? before moving out of Beta? Can those who are more active commit to 4 questions/week on the main ...
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Follow Ups / Results

A lot of questions on this sight are very compelling to parents ( at least me ) who may be in a similar situation that another person has already completed. I have no idea how this would work, but it ...
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Delay for deleting answers after being advised of need for improvement (re: “…my approach to school”)?

I recently posted an answer to this question, then when I received advice in a comment that my answer really didn't answer the question, I reread the question and then attempted to post a comment that ...
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I want more votes!

Especially during the beta, I've been reading nearly all questions and answers, and I'm upvoting and downvoting a lot -- for two reasons: First, I hope to raise the content quality by making it ...
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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement (the sequel)

I am pleased to announce that a member of our community has stepped up and generously volunteered his time to fill the gap I left when I went to work for Stack Exchange, making Parenting.SE just one ...
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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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Limits of subjectivity

This Meta post comes out of Erica's request for discussion on this question ("How should one handle a teen runaway who has shown up with a tale of woe?"). It seems to me that most questions on ...
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On the Parenting forum, what's the important part of . . .

... a new post? Is it the question as stated, or the problem that's obvious? ... a response? Is it the question as stated, or the advice as given? I've not really posted in a while, been a few years ...
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How to respond when a parent is asking about something that is abuse?

A parent asks a question about a parenting practice that is considered abusive in my country. I was writing a response to that question. I realised that my reply violates several community guidelines,...
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Should we have a regular chat event of our own?

Over in DIY, we have a regular chat event that happens weekly, where ostensibly we talk about projects that participants are working on. (Lots and lots of pictures!) The conversation usually meanders ...
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Tag synonym suggestions - need voters!

I put in a few tag synonym suggestions I'd love to get feedback on and/or get votes on: breastmilk -> breastfeeding (the latter tag guidance says it includes questions about breastmilk, and we only ...
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Should questions about teaching and curriculum/academics be closed as off-topic?

I'm not particularly opposed up front, but I think this bears discussing: This question is not really about parenting, it's more about (school) teaching. You could say it's a request for tool ...
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What to do with [psychology] and [learning]?

There are currently 55 questions tagged psychology Psychological studies based on infant, toddler, and adolescent behavior or parenting techniques and disciplinary action. Appropriate questions ...
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Protected status for popular questions

I noticed the "Time Out" question hit protected status automatically yesterday. That coincided with a handful of answers that were obvious trolls and/or lower quality. It probably is effective at ...
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How to handle misbehavior?

This is about misbehavior. It's based on an answer to Merge tag "misbehavior" into existing tag "behavior" but I decided to turn it into its own question. I thought about it and ...
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Please join us for discussing video games and Autism! [closed]

We've talked in the past about having featured chat events. We now have our first topic! Please feel free to visit our chat room to address the following: Disclaimer: I realize that a lot of ...
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Do we need a “Parents” tag?

Similar to our question on "Do we need a 'Parenting' tag?", do we need parents? Is this tag redundant, or does it serve a legitimate purpose? If so, what is it? We don't seem to be using it ...
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How long is this site going to remain in beta now?

Considering two years have passed Two year anniversary, how long is this site going to remain in beta now? I have seen some sites getting closed in their beta sessions? How to know whether this site ...
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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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can we find a more age-range-descriptive tag for “primary-schooler”?

This is a followup to The [middle-schooler] tag isn't logical for the US definition. That tag was remapped to middle-childhood, which makes sense. But tag primary-school (which is remapped to from ...
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Baby and Infant tags

Baby is synonymous with infant. Often, when people say baby (other than as a term of endearment), they are typically referencing an infant. I find that infant is a bit more descriptive than baby. Can ...
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What is our position with questions and answers that push a political viewpoint?

I have seen a couple of answers/questions that raise political viewpoints instead-of / in-addition-to regular Q/A, or try to slide that political view underneath an answer. This problem happens when ...
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Can/should we promote more use of the chat room?

Has anyone an opinion on whether chat room use can help a new SE site grow? If it does make a difference, how can we encourage users to make use of the chat room?
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How to deal with questions by siblings (when the parents still have custody)?

This is about questions in which the OP wants to parent their sibling, despite not being in a parenting relationship, e. g. because the parents still have custody. We do allow such questions, when ...
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Voting on subjective issues [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Policy for voting Based on the voting patterns I've seen so far, I think we need to discuss how to properly vote on Parenting.SE. I'd like to propose a focus on the post's ...
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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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Comments disappear without any note to the commenting user?

I noticed that comments to questions or answers just disappear and it seems to me that the user whose comment is removed does not get an information or explanation about that. Is this normal? Is ...
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A discussion re editing, please

I rejected an edit because though I agreed that the question or title could be more clear, and might even work better in a search engine if it were improved, the editor was trying to change British/...
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How many answers should it take to convert a question into a community wiki?

While writing this other meta question I started thinking about the CW threshold: Currently it takes 30 answers to convert a question and its answers into a community wiki. Is "30 answers" a ...
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Is this on topic and does this behaviour violate our “be nice” policy?

A while back, I asked this question about whether I should allow my child to participate in dangerous sports and when they may be able to assess risk. Originally, this answer contained a description ...
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Post editing for reasons other than clarity

The policy of "minor fixing" of posts is nebulous at best. It is on most SE sites. I'm fine with that. It's generally taken as "live and let live" by most users. What I do have a problem with is when ...
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What is the policy/rules on answers that are rooted in negative sides of single parenthood?

On one hand, it's 100% obvious to anyone unbiased that sometimes an answer to the parenting problem (the "why", at least) is "because the child is a child of a single parent". Both as a scientific ...
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Is “organic” important to this question?

Is organic whole cow's milk better than "toddler milk" powder for a 1 year old? has been involved in an edit war over the OP's original inclusion of the word "organic." Is that a ...
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Age appropriateness and its irrelevance.

I think that the general consensus here (and in science, which is where this comes from in the first place) is that children's developmental steps are not tied hard and fast to their age. Just as ...
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Closing the “Best Book” Question

EDIT - As I stated in the comments, IMHO the policy banning these kinds of questions is not good long term. Apparently this is relatively new policy. The primary objections are just as true for ...

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