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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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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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The [soothing] [school] of [thumb-sucking]

Another miscellany of tags. 1) Soothe We have 6 questions tagged soothe. I suggest to change it to soothing, like swaddling or bed-sharing. 2) School school: 177 questions high-school: 2 ...
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Can the past be cured? From theory to practice

Having not been a member for so long, I can't say it for sure, but I have the feeling that there was some shift in the expectations of what Parenting.SE would become. It seems to me that, in the early ...
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[Childcare], [Daycare], do we even care?

We have currently two tags seemingly referring to the very same thing: daycare Currently 78 questions Usage guidance: Social interactions, subject matter addressed, safety at daycare centers, ...
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The most [emotional] post about tags ever?

We currently have 3 tags containing the word emotion: emotion 28 questions emotional 5 questions emotional-well-being 57 questions None of them has a tag wiki excerpt. I want to initiate a ...
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Best tag - [airplane], [flight] or [flying]?

There are currently 11 questions tagged airplane. Tag wiki excerpt: A vehicle used for travelling long distances through the sky. Furthermore, flying is a synonym of airplane. This happened in ...
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What about [in-loco-parentis] and [biting] tags?

When (re-)tagging questions, I sometimes have a hard time finding appropriate tags and wonder if the existing ones are sufficient. Hence I want to discuss two possible tags that might come in very ...
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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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Legal comfort running

Legal There are currently 13 questions tagged legal. No tag wiki excerpt. According to the help center, legal issues are off-topic. Of the 13 questions, 5 have been closed. If you are looking for ...
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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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Regional restaurant disorder

This is about 3 tags only a few questions are tagged with. I want to discuss whether they are needed or not. 1) regional Tag wiki excerpt: Used to tag questions that have region-specific content (...
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What tag to use for questions asking for studies? Currently we have "research", "evidence" and even "science"

We have 8 questions tagged research. We have 6 questions tagged evidence. We have 9 questions tagged science. None of these tags has a tag wiki excerpt. Both, research and evidence seem to be ...
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Do we need both tags, "babysitter" and "babysit"?

We currently have 18 questions tagged babysitter. We currently have 4 questions tagged babysit. (One question is tagged babysitter and babysit). Both tags have no tag wiki. There seems to be a ...
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Tags: Brand / product name or umbrella term?

There are currently 9 questions tagged ipad. Unless it was really the only product of its kind, why not use the umbrella term instead? In this case, tablet or, if you prefer, tablet-computer. While ...
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Caught between two [stools]: Shall we differentiate between action and result?

I noticed that several very different questions were tagged stools and noticed how feces was a synonym of it. So I believed that stools was merely about the outcome, i. e. the feces, not the action. ...
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“‘sex’ Questions” shows up as a quick-link when I Google “parenting stack exchange”

I Googled “parenting stack exchange” and this is what showed up: I thought that was a little strange, but I know there’s a ‘sex’ tag, so I looked to see if it’s a popular tag to use or something... ...
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Should we have location tags?

Should we have location tags? Because parenting is a thing that varies by location, and I wanted to tag the info for a question, but no location tags existed. I don't have enough rep to make them ...
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Lets create [country] tags. Culture matters!

For a very diverse world, an answer fitting the culture of the USA might not be the best parenting advice for someone in a radically different culture. So to me it makes sense to tag questions with ...
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"homosexuality" tag should be updated to LGBT

The "homosexuality" tag is not only outdated and borderline-offensive but it is incorrect. It is often being applied to questions about gender-identity, for example, which is unrelated to sexual ...
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Why is there both a food and diet tag?

food (125 questions) and diet (11 questions) seem like synonyms to me, and good candidates for merging.
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Should we get rid of the "legal" tag?

I recently discovered we have a legal tag. I feel like this tag is something that doesn't belong here. This is a parenting site, not a legal advice site. While I know that legal issues come up in ...
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Should "change" be a new tag?

In a question about international relocation with a toddler, the OP commented: I also tried to tag with »change« and »relocation«, but my credit is not sufficient. I proposed "relocation" as a ...
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Clarify the "communication" tag

There is currently no wiki or more detailed information about communication. I'd like to resolve that, so it's more clear when it should be used. What is "communication"? Is this used for: parent-...
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Burninate [age] tag

age (9 questions) looks like a meta tag, it doesn't help categorize questions. And age is largely irrelevant anyway. I think age-appropriate (86 questions) is less bad, since we understand what's ...
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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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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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Improve differentiation between relationships and dating tags

What is the difference between these two tags: relationships and dating Right now, only relationships has a description: This refers to relationships between a child or group of children and ...
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Favoritism tag creation

Some edits were recently introduced to several questions by 200_Success to create a tag, favoritism. They're in the review queue now. I wanted to ask whether this is an appropriate tag or not. ...
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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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Is there a tag for long term outcomes?

I've asked a question about education, and specifically its impact on adulthood and how a specific educational issue affects the long term outcome of a child's life in terms of success, happiness, etc....
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Combine or leave separate? ADD and ADHD tags

We've currently got two tags: add and adhd. The first one has a simple definition: Attention deficit disorder The second one has a descriptive paragraph, as well as a discussion and links to ...
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Synonymize [off-topic] into [scope]

They are referring to the same thing, have no tag wiki, are synonymous, and really should be synonymized. off-topic scope
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Teen-y Tag Clarification

Yes, I had a little fun with the title. @Doorknob冰 brought up a conflict in the overlap of pre-teen and teen in chat. The descriptions claim a fuzzy factor, but their definitions disallow it IMO. ...
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Consolidate [toilet-training] and [potty-training] and [potty]

Consider the following tags: potty-training: 59 questions toilet-training: 13 questions potty: 6 questions, 5 of which are potty training, plus a recent question about constipation toilet: 6 ...
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Should mental-health be a distinct tag?

Should there be a mental-health tag? It was inspired by asking this question, but could also apply to some others that I've seen... Is watching a moving fan equally harmful to an infant's mental ...
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The [middle-schooler] tag isn't logical for the US definition

Can we change middle-schooler to something else? I am very confused every time I see it, because in the US, middle school is the pre-teen/early teen years (ie, 11-13), grades 6-8 commonly (or 7-9 or ...
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Grand-parents tag should be grandparents without a hyphen

While I'm on a tagging kick, I noticed that Beofett's retagging of grand-parents that it is misspelled. In English, it is not commonly spelled with either a hyphen or a space. I propose we create ...
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What's the problem-solving tag supposed to be about?

Just noticed the problem-solving tag, which seems to be frequently misused. I understood it to mean "this question is about helping kids learn to solve their problems" as in Any advice on how to ...
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Is there sufficient distinction between "gas" and "gas pains" to merit separate tags?

We have a question tagged with both gas and gas-pain. Should both tags remain, or should we make them synonyms? Which should be the primary tag, if we keep one of them? Do we need either of the ...
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How to define the attention tag

I notice there is an attention and I have provided a tentative tag wiki. Questions relating to a child's ability to maintain attention Or the attention seeking behaviors. The challenges of ...
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Does parenting need a Diabetes tag

I asked a question about gestational diabetes Coping with gestational diabetes and created a diabetes that is applicable for children, pregnant and nusring mothers (see wiki). I am hoping the ...
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Loss/ grief/ death tag

I hope I am not imposing here. I see you have a separation tag. I wanted to suggest a grief tag (I created it, but can remove it).. or a death or loss tag.. which can all be placed under the one tag....
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Should a tag for "baby-proofing" be added? Is it a synonym of "safety"?

A suggestion was made in chat to add two new synonyms for safety: baby-proofing and child-proofing. Should these be added? Should baby-proofing and child-proofing be synonyms of each other, or ...
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Why are my tags getting flipped?

On Should you secretly drill your children?, for example, I put the safety tag first and discipline second, but after submitting it reversed the tags. This isn't really that big a deal, except in ...
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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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Change tag "talking" into a synonym for "speech"?

There are 6 questions tagged "talking" right now. The tag has no excerpt to explain its purpose. In my opinion, the tag should become a synonym for the "speech" tag instead. Should we do this? What ...
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Can we burninate [tag:recommendations]?

The recommendations tag seems to be rather popular, but I'm not sure what it is supposed to represent. It seems to sometimes be used to indicate "I want people to recommend a book/video game/other ...
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Should we remove the "parenting" tag?

As of right now, we have 10 questions tagged "parenting". (Nine; I just edited one.) Given that our entire site is about parenting, this tag makes no sense at all and should be removed -- if it's ...
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What happened to the [preschool] tag?

A user created the "preschool" tag but now it's a synonym for "daycare". Why?
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