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Are psychology and sociology based questions about parenting topics on-topic?

I agree with @Erica that this question is on topic. Whether we realize it or not, psychology influences every aspect of our parenting. How to discipline, how to praise effectively, how to show love, ...
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Are psychology and sociology based questions about parenting topics on-topic?

I agree that it is on-topic for parenting. While the topic is not necessarily direct parenting (as opposed to, say, how to feed a newborn), understanding childhood development and it's associated ...
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What should I do when a user self-identifies as being under 13?

Ref. Are moderators required to report users younger than 13? In a nutshell, as a SE user, you bring it to a moderator's attention, the moderator then brings it to a community manager's attention.
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Are questions regarding adult children/parent relationships on topic?

For the most part, I think that would be considered on topic, although this might not be the best place to post such a question. Interpersonal Skills also can answer questions of that nature when ...
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Does Parenting.SE entertain frame-challenge answers? Do we argue the premise of a question?

Rewritten in an attempt to better fit the format of a suggested practice I would like to suggest that Yes, frame challenges should be accepted, but as with any other answer, they must be written in ...
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Can children ask questions here? If not where?

The rules of participation are very clear where age is concerned: You must be at least 13 or 16 if you’re in the EU. We moderators do enforce these rules. You can check this post on Meta SE for more ...
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Are medical discussions allowed on Parenting?

The question itself I don't feel is a medical question, and so I think it's appropriate. It's not asking "is this medical thing safe", or "is my child sick", or "how should I ...
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Should we allow questions from the child's perspective?

In general, I think that a question from a child's perspective (or a question from a child but asked from the parent's perspective) is valid. Both as parents in our own families, and as a parenting ...
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What is our position with questions and answers that push a political viewpoint?

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 ...
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Are questions that could be on topic, but asked without a parenting role, still on topic?

Absolutely. If you look in the Related sidebar to the right, you will see we have a few meta posts on this already. From our Help page: What topics can I ask about here? We welcome questions on ...
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Are questions about our relations with parents on topic?

Yes, you can ask about issues with your parents. Although it is not specified in our list of site scope, it has been done often, and falls under matters of upbringing. For example, see this question ...
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Does Parenting.SE entertain frame-challenge answers? Do we argue the premise of a question?

tl;dr: Yes, good frame challenges are ok. But ideally also try to provide a non-frame challenge answer. I agree with dxh's answer that a good, respectful frame challenge can be very valuable. However,...
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Manage my parents

Based on our Help Page, I would say a general no, crystallised in this line: Parenting Stack Exchange is for parents, grandparents, nannies and others who care for children And while I don't wish ...
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Are questions about generic or fundamental medical information on-topic?

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 ...
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Are questions about generic or fundamental medical information on-topic?

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 ...
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Asking for product recommendations

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 ...
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Manage my parents

I would say maybe. We've taken many questions from children (either adults or otherwise) with regards to dealing with their parents. However, the key aspect of those questions is that the parent-...
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Is a question about "the best" 529 on topic?

I don't think that would be a good question here, but I don't think it's mostly off topic. Read below the break for how to make it on topic, in my opinion. It's totally fine to ask a question ...
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Is a question about "the best" 529 on topic?

I’m afraid, no. For multiple reasons, actually. First, it’s too localized. As a German user, I had to look up what a “529” is. And you point out that it’s even more localized than “in the US”. ...
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