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My thought would be to encourage the use of those terms where appropriate. As you've stated, the word choice does matter. How we think about the "parents" in a given situation (whether biological or adoptive) and how we frame them as "real" parents makes a difference in how we form our answers. Encouraging people to see adoptive parents as real parents is ...


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No. I feel that tax questions are off-topic here. They are much more related to personal finance than to parenting. This Parenting site exists to help make us better parents, and deducting tax from daycare doesn't make a difference in how we raise our children. Someone could propose that a particular family is so strapped for money that they can only ...


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I agree with Beofett's approach on how to handle these questions, I just want to additionally point out that whether a point of view is "political" or not depends highly on the context. A post advising someone on an individual parenting decision in their own home is apolitical. The same post advising a law be passed that forces that same decision on ...


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This is less about Parenting.SE, and more about what searches are incredibly common on Google. Because Stack Exchange is very highly rated by Google, and we do have some questions involving sexuality that are factual, not links to porn or scam sites etc, we are placed into a category that makes us a "trusted" source for "sex" questions. As to whether we can ...


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I prefer to use the rule, "would I ask this question of an acquaintance at the playground". In general, what this means is that several factors weigh: Severity. If the answer is "No", and you don't see a doctor, and it turns out you probably should have, what are the downsides? If it's significant, then it's medical advice. Urgency. If this is an ...


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Persnoally I feel that such questions should be on-topic. They are very close in spirit to developmental questions. For both, the best expert answer can be provided by pediatrician and the second by someone familiar with research and literature on the topic. They do not require expert level medical opinion, since they don't deal with specific child's ...


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This site decided (in the closed beta phase) that questions should be off-topic if they sound like "what product is best for X" or "where can I buy product Y at the lowest price". The reason is that a product that was on the market two years ago probably doesn't exist any more, so such an answer would not hold value in the long run (and this site intends ...


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