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Condoms in care packages = questions about sex?

You're right, our off-topic list includes sex. However, this is generally interpreted as questions related to how to become pregnant, or those that don't have anything to do with a parent-child issue. ...
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Is there a reason this site is focusing on parenting instead of family dynamics?

I think renaming the site to something like Family Dynamics would be a lot more misleading than Parenting. First, from the tour page: Parenting Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for ...
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Why are questions that ask for unbounded personal anecdotes allowed here?

I'll answer why I thought that question was probably okay to stay open, and thus answered it. I'll cover the Good Subjective question checklist. Finally, I'll also explain why I answered it ...
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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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I have not asked any questions, but not because I think I have all the answers!

Subjective questions are generally discouraged... To prevent your question from being flagged and possibly removed, avoid asking subjective questions where … every answer is equally ...
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Is there a reason this site is focusing on parenting instead of family dynamics?

You'll see on our help page: Parenting Stack Exchange is for parents, grandparents, nannies and others who care for children. We welcome questions on topics like these: matters of upbringing, safety ...
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How to deal with questions in which a sibling assumes the role of a parent to get it reopened?

I agree with much of what you've said. We routinely get questions about adult children and they are on-topic. If they were willing to listen to strangers on the Internet, they could have posted a ...
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What is the normal course of action with older questions that may no longer be on topic according to the Parenting guidelines

Either raise it in meta, as you have, or flag for a moderator so we can lock or delete, as appropriate. In this instance, I have put a historical lock on the post.
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Questions that sound like a medical issue

Personal opinion as a physician-user: I believe Joe's comment is completely correct in the case of your face blindness answer. The child does not have symptoms - not even close! - for the diagnosis of ...
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Are historical questions about parenting on-topic?

I don't think these would generally be on topic here, partly because many will not be about good parenting - they will be about what people used to do, and in many cases those behaviours were not ...
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How to deal with questions by siblings (when the parents still have custody)?

Personally (and, I guess, speaking as a mod) I feel those questions are fine. It's no different in principle than a soon-to-be parent asking a question about letting a baby cry, or a foster parent ...
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Can the past be cured? From theory to practice

I don't particularly see a shift the way you see it; in fact, if anything I see a bit the other way around. Parenting has always been the example of the "bit more subjective" Stack Exchange site. If ...
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Can I ask a question here if I'm not a parent?

I don’t think you should pretend to be a parent, but it’s certainly fine to ask a question even if you’re not a parent. Do read the help center for exactly what’s on topic; we prefer questions about ...
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Can 'should I be a parent?' be on-topic?

I'd be pretty wary of any variation of "should I be a parent", since it's de facto opinion oriented. A site like Buddhism.SE is more able to handle questions involving should since it's rooted in a ...
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Follow Ups / Results

The usual way this happens on most SE sites is for the OP to post an answer themselves - not to edit it into the question, as this generally breaks the Question and Answer process. It is absolutely ...
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How to deal with questions in which a sibling assumes the role of a parent to get it reopened?

I believe we should try to be inclusive whenever possible. The internet is about enabling information and communication, imo. Merriam-Webster includes as one definition of parenting as the taking ...
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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?

As @Anne Daunted stated, this can't be made on topic. It's a question about career choices that happens to be about your child. That's not parenting; that's career advice. I can't think of a stack ...
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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?

The question is off topic on Parenting.SE and I do not see how it can be made on topic. The reasons are two fundamental problems: It's not about parenting. What career for a child to choose, for ...
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Should questions related to school, teaching and education be considered on topic?

Questions related to school, teaching and education should be considered on topic, provided they are relevant to parents. That is, if the parent is affected because the child lives with the parent or ...
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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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Feedback and suggestions for the editable section of the Help Center?

Cannot find the answer? Search for or ask a question about Parenting Stack Exchange on Meta, for example Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). - Policies. - How to ask a question? - How to prevent your ...
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How to deal with questions by siblings (when the parents still have custody)?

As noted before, I would like to see the applied definition of the word parenting expanded. Websters dictionary states one definition of parenting as the taking care of someone in the manner of a ...
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Condoms in care packages = questions about sex?

I personally don't feel the question is on-topic but it is a difficult one. The conflict is I feel it's a great question. My reason for it being off-topic is not the sex aspect but the fact it's ...
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Condoms in care packages = questions about sex?

I think this question has provided this community with some good material and even though there has been conversation that has been off-topic, on the whole I think it has added something. I think it ...
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