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How to deal with questions in which a sibling assumes the role of a parent to get it reopened?

Unless they are acting in loco parentis, questions from siblings are getting closed. Since it just happened (one mod closed it, the OP edited it, another mod reopened it), to get the question reopened ...
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Should the title of a merged question indicate that it was merged?

Both questions have been merged into another one: How do you get a toddler to brush her teeth? At what age get a child to stop using pullups at night? [merged] Actually, the 2nd question is the only ...
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What to do with very basic questions (e.g. 'My newborn doesn't sleep for long periods')? Answer or other?

I've read several questions that are along the lines of, "I have a baby that's two days old, they're eating fine, but they don't sleep very much." (E.g. here.) YEAH! That's a thing! Is this just ...
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Can 'should I be a parent?' be on-topic?

I'm looking at this question, Should person with schizophrenia have children?, and wondering whether it can be modified somehow so as to make it on-topic on this site (and/or so as to give the OP the ...
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What is the normal course of action with older questions that may no longer be on topic according to the Parenting guidelines

A recent question has become a duplicate of What should I be teaching my two year old? which is now quite old and was probably OK at the point of being posted. The question as it stands now however ...
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Should we encourage follow up?

One of the nicer types of posts I see from time to time are posts where parents return to their questions and provide insight as to what they ended up doing and how it worked out. It's much more ...
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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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List Questions: Try 3

We've already had this discussion four years ago, and this discussion three years ago. The first produced Shoq9's opinion to simply disallow them, and the second Torben suggested a single CW style ...
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Improving our questions by focusing on specific areas

It's a well-known fact that our site is mostly only deficient in one area, stastistically speaking: questions per day. We don't have nearly enough. That number varies greatly - 2.5 to 4 - but it's ...
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How is this not medical advice?

Encopresis, I'm at my wits end? Does anybody have suggestions? This question is clearly seeking medical advice, and one of the answers is clearly providing medical advice. Why is there such a ...
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Our questions need more votes!

We've discussed this before, but I think it needs to be brought up again. I've seen a lot of questions lately that have several upvoted answers, but nary a vote on the question itself. (All of the ...
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What's the deal with this question's stats?

My pre-schooler is out of control, and I feel like my parents are undermining my relationship and authority with her This question has been viewed 10k times and has been asked only 2 days ago. What ...
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Questions should bring more reputation on parenting

This site lacks questions. And as with all sites on SO, questions have generally less votes than answers. While I am not a great fan of the whole reputation system, I think that in this particular ...
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Are questions about marriage on topic?

This recent question felt borderline to me, and, to date, has received 2 close votes. The question is really about how the mother and father relate to each other, and the answers it is garnering are ...
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Should questions be closed when they're wildly popular, have good answers, and more up votes than down votes?

I asked a question on firearms for children which was quite popular based on the views (>2K currently, more than any other on the site so far), up-vote to down-vote ratio (15/5), and real answers to ...
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Are enough questions getting marked as “answered”?

Very related to this voting question, it seems that not very many questions have any accepted answers. Why is this; are they simply all still so new that no best answer has materialized yet, or do the ...
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Should moderators be wiki-izing users questions?

I noticed that this question was changed to "community-wiki" mode, not by the original poster, but by a moderator. Since wiki-izing a post means the poster won't gain any more reputation ... is it ...