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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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Is a question about babyproofing on topic here?

Yes. It'd fall under safety considerations (and typically is tagged safety although I wouldn't object if you create child-proofing). Just make sure you're asking about general principles and not ...
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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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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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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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How clear do you need to be that you're not asking medical advice to not be considered asking for medical advice?

What you have is sufficient. One close vote is nothing to worry about. It's possible someone just didn't read carefully or misinterpreted what you wrote. If it was 3 or 4 votes or your post got ...
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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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Should home remedy "medical questions" be allowed?

I don't equate medical with physician visit/prescription. I posit that asking about home remedies is asking for medical advice, specifically seeking: a way to avoid a visit to a professional ("do we ...
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Should home remedy "medical questions" be allowed?

(I started this as a comment to deword's excellent answer, but when it started to spill over into the third comment, I thought I'd better post as an answer. If this isn't correct, please let me know.) ...
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Should home remedy "medical questions" be allowed?

As one of the closers, this isn't really a "legal" thing, it's a "responsibility" thing. Medical advice on the internet falls into two camps: stuff you can find on the NHS website (well researched, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Would 'being parented' questions be on-topic here?

There is a Stack Exchange rule which excludes the under 13's from having an account, so younger children are excluded from your suggestion, but for the older children I can see no problem in having ...
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How do we migrate questions?

Quoted from the StackExchange Meta migration FAQ. Emphasis below is mine: If you don't have 3,000 reputation, the site isn't in the list of available migration targets, or the question got closed ...
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Are questions that are related to something you do as a parent, but not explicitly parenting itself, on topic?

My opinion is largely similar to CreationEdge, but I did want to add an explanation of what I think is appropriate. I think that the key to determining if something is on topic here (as a topic) is: ...
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How is this not medical advice?

I thought a similar thing when I read the question. A few notes: The fact that an answer was to some extent medical advice doesn't necessarily imply the question is bad. As long as the answer isn't ...
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Should home remedy "medical questions" be allowed?

Thanks for opening this in meta, Jeremy. I've amended the question to make it clearer that I'm not seeking medical advice, but rather experience from other parents who have dealt with the same issue. ...
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Should home remedy "medical questions" be allowed?

As Erica pointed out, the last time a similar question was asked, the agreed policy was left as: Medical questions should solicit advice from a parent's point of view, requiring no professional ...
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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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