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How do I initiate a chat?

I would like to initiate a chat related to https://parenting.stackexchange.com/questions/21055/grandsons-behaviour/21300?noredirect=1#comment40428_21300 I would not like to analyze the OP in the ...
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Criticizing alone vs. making simple edit to improve answer?

This question is about 14 month old baby no longer eating or drinking after MMR vaccine To understand my question here on Meta, I suggest reading my answer to the OP, and the ensuing comments below ...
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When is it okay to roll back one's post if the edit doesn't feel helpful?

A parent asked a discipline question. As part of my answer, I wrote the following: By the way, I think reducing video game time is a great consequence. I personally am not a big fan of ...
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When is a poor answer not an answer?

In the spirit of @anongoodnurse's earlier question about When is an answer not an answer?, I present the following to the community. Earlier, the question My 11 year old son is weird was asked, which ...
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Why are comments restricted until a user reaches 50 rep?

What is the precise reasoning behind this practice? For instance, why would this encourage "better" participation or lead to more meaningful responses than restricting all contribution to other users'...
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When are parents not parents any more?

With regard to this question: It appears that there is an agreement that we define "parenting" to include people that are not related (legally speaking, as in by biology or marriage) but in a ...
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Is this question a troll?

My 9 year old son regards life as meaningless Others have expressed skepticism at this story, where apparently the nine-year-old child wrote: "Look. I know what you are trying to do. I know that ...
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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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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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Comment Templates for Parenting.SE

There are many events where we may want or need to leave a comment: welcoming new users, encouraging "be nice", indicating an answer isn't really an answer, and more. It is helpful to not have to ...
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When is an answer not an answer?

Recently a question was asked about if it was acceptable to ask a mother on a bus to control her overly-talkative daughter, and if so, how to do so. A highly-voted answer was flagged as "not an ...
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Remember the review queue!

I don't know if we're getting busier (stats don't seem to show one way or the other) or if we've just promoted too many of our active users to moderators, but the past few weeks the review queues have ...
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Can anecdotal illustration support an answer, or must it go in a comment?

Is it kosher to include an anecdotal illustration in an answer, to make the answer stronger and (hopefully) more entertaining? If not, would a solution be to put the anecdote in a comment after the ...
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Do we have a problem with user retention?

Here is a list of users sorted by reputation score on Parenting for all time. http://stackexchange.com/leagues/103/alltime/parenting/2011-03-29/1385#1385 We can see several people who do not post ...
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Is a question about discussion agnosticism with a religious parent a duplicate?

A recent question How do I tell my Mom I'm Agnostic? was closed as a duplicate. We've actually got three older questions that cover the topic of conflicting religions between children and parents. ...
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What can an SE participant do when s/he feels personally attacked by a specific moderator?

What can an SE participant do when s/he feels personally attacked by a specific moderator? I am posing this question, and will be answering it myself, based on my own experience, in the hopes that it ...
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What should I do when a user self-identifies as being under 13?

Stack Exchange Terms of Service have a minimum age of 13 to use the site. This comes from US federal law COPPA - Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. If a user self-identifies as under 13, what ...
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How do we migrate questions? [duplicate]

This question https://parenting.stackexchange.com/questions/20391/why-do-people-in-media-always-refer-to-babies-as-females Is about English usage. It's not about parenting. It would possibly fit ...
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I do have more than 10 points of reputation on this site - 103 currently. How can I add an answer? [duplicate]

This question is protected: My 13-year-old son made a foolish and wasteful donation. How can I teach him he was wrong? I do have more than 10 points reputation on this site - 103 currently, so why is ...
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Was this edit handled appropriately?

Should I tell my 10-year old son, how screwed-up Cinderella is? Issue #1: A chunk of the answer was edited out. Problem: That edit shouldn't have been made. The editor put in a very nice comment ...
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What aspects of adoption are, or are not, on topic at Parenting.SE?

There is an Adoption.SE under consideration in Area 51 at the moment. One discussion post states that it is already covered by Parenting.SE: Adoption is certainly a very worth-while topic (speaking ...
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Are we as welcoming a site as you want Parenting.SE to be?

How welcoming a site should Parenting.SE be? Are we as welcoming as you want this site to be? In this question, there was some expression that the site was negative enough to put off at least some ...
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How do we define “parenting questions”?

A question on a 20yo dating a 16yo and a stepfather who disagrees came up a few hours ago and it got two close-votes stating "I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because this isn't about ...
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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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Asker enforcing restrictions on answers - good or bad, allowed or not?

There are several questions on the site which attempt to enforce a certain way of answering, or require something specific in the answer. Examples: What are some do's and dont's for an ...
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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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User being terrorised

There is a new user being bullied by spam on this question: My 15-year-old daughter is having sex with her boyfriend What can we do to help out?
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Rethinking the medical advice questions approach?

As part of an answer on how to increase users' questions (How do we increase our questions per day?), Joe included an idea related to medical questions which I feel deserves some additional discussion....
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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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How do we increase our questions per day?

Related: How do we boost participation? (June 2012) What is still needed to move this site out of Beta? (August 2012) Two year anniversary (March 2013) Why does the site continue to remain in Beta? (...
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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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How many tags are needed in this question?

My question is brought on by recent tag cleanup activities on SciFi.SE. This question is the one I'm specifically wondering about, but I'm wondering in general also: Why would you lie to your ...
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Providing Long-Term Updates?

I was browsing around and wandered back across an old question of mine, and wondered if there would be any value in providing an update on how things turned out. If so, what would be the best way to ...
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Rant-like answers and moderators

On one of the answers made by a moderator to a question on Parenting.SE, I made the following comment. I highly recommend reading the question and answer for background. For those who don't follow the ...
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Stepping down as moderator

I would like to announce I am stepping down as moderator. I am pleased that Erica agreed to take my place. You may or may not have noticed her skill at defusing situations and educating new users ...
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Please welcome a new moderator: Erica

I'm pleased to announce a brand new member of the Parenting moderator team: What I appreciate the most about Erica is her reasoned approach to answering which is always backed by data, research, and ...
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Broken Links in Help Center

On this page there are two links that go to a dead proposal. (Both of them say "this proposal", and one of them links to pedagogy, and the other to relationships). These should probably be cleaned ...
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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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Create tags reputation

When I was browsing the list of privileges, I noticed that you need 150 reputation to be able to create new tags, while you need 300 in other SE sites. Is this because parenting.SE is still in beta? ...
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100 reputation, yet cannot answer protected question (reputation > 10)

I have a reputation of 100 (by virtue of being trusted on other sites). However, I cannot answer the following protected question How can I make my kids passionate in science while being religious? ...
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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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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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How should we handle “bad” questions that are clearly popular?

This is inspired by this question: How do you raise an intelligent and happy daughter in a sexist world? The reasoning behind that being a "bad" question is that its content is primarily composed of ...
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Sensitive Information Warning

I didn't realize this was a thing until I was a moderator, but we get more people than I expected who post a question that they later regret due to divulging too much personal information. We often ...
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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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Are answers like this really unwanted here on Parenting.SE?

So, I wrote an answer (-3/+2 I think, or -4/+3) which sparked some disagreement and I am trying to understand whether answers of this type are actually unwelcome or whether this is just an issue of ...
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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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