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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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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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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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Pregnancy Questions?

The title of the site is "Parenting". Is this limited to child interaction? Are questions regarding the pregnancy period relevant (Aside from serious medical questions, of course). Example questions ...
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Do we need to avoid serious medical questions?

Many of the other SE sites seem to avoid/discourage certain topics for liability reasons. Examples that come to mind: Photography.SE follows the IANAL approach when folks ask for guidance with ...
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Are questions about generic or fundamental medical information on-topic?

It seems that general developmental questions ("at what age should a child be able to do X") are on-topic. It's also clear that specific medical advice is off-topic ("My child has this ...
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Can we alter the site rules to allow questions that seek reference material?

It has been suggested this question is best addressed as its own question right here in meta. Its been an often enforced bugaboo of moderators to block questions from users seeking reference material ...
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Should home remedy "medical questions" be allowed?

In response to the close votes on this question, the OP states that he is asking for home remedies. As an aside, that specific request is not in the question, so I am not asking about that question ...
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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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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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Where do we draw the line between teaching and parenting?

Recently I became aware of this proposal for a new Homeschooling Stackexchange site. After looking at the sample questions they prepared, I felt that much of what they felt was on-topic would qualify ...
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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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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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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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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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Are questions that are related to something you do as a parent, but not explicitly parenting itself, on topic?

Note: This is based on this question. Do we consider questions about things a parent might do that is not "doing something with children", on topic? This would be questions such as how to fix a toy, ...
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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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Are questions about our relations with parents on topic?

When is it suitable to ask questions related to our relationship with our parents? Most of the questions I have noticed recently are about how to raise our kids and how to act with them, however this ...
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"Life before baby" doesn't fit in here; but is pretty important itself

Questions about maternity insurance, what to expect during pregnancy, how to get pregnant (yes, that is a serious question), and other worries/questions that expecting or soon-to-be expecting couples ...
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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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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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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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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 ...