balanced mama
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Moderators Wanted - Apply Inside!
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I would like to volunteer as Moderator for ParentingSE. I have come to care about the community here as well as appreciate the resource it offers. I like to think I have already contributed in ...

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Is it acceptable for answers to suggest physical violence?
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I agree with everything Beofett says in his answer up until the statement, "Down-vote them if you think they offer harmful advice." In general, I have understood the policy on voting to be that it is ...

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Are questions about becoming a parent on topic?
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While it can be a slippery slope to expand what a site's target audience is, or what questions the site can encompass, We really are in need of questions here so limiting good substantive questions ...

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Let's get critical: Nov 2013 Site Self-Evaluation
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I think over-all, this site keeps it simple. So many parenting sites have so many "answers" that are really just, "yeah me too!" It really is so much easier to ask a question and get a real answer ...

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Seems good advice, but should I mark it as accepted answer without verification?
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Generally here we seem to look at a couple of things. How you weigh them when voting and/or accepting is up to you. Is the answer backed by either personal experience on the part of the author (as ...

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Does parenting need a Diabetes tag
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While I don't personally have a problem with tag and I see you've already accepted the other answer, I just wanted to chime in with the thought that it might make more sense to come up with a slightly ...

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Quick start guide
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Glossary and Site Jargon In alphabetical order, please. See also the answer about common abbreviations. Want something explained? Just add the text and let the community fill out the rest! Answer = ...

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Parenting SE - A Plan For Promotion In 2013
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There are two things I don't see mentioned earlier: I'm finding a lot of people I know, are just unwilling to publicly sign up for yet another site - so many sites out there produce so much spam, or ...

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Rules and Quality Control vs. a Welcome to the community
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At the moment I'm feeling like people that want to be a great addition to the community and adjust etc. (The kind we want) are the people that will take a little feed back given politely well and do ...

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Where do we draw the line between teaching and parenting?
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There are many areas of overlap, but there are also many areas of divergence. A Homeschooling parent might be active on both sites, but there are questions I don't think can be successfully asked ...

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What's the problem-solving tag supposed to be about?
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I totally agree with your interpretation (and Joe's) of the tag. If we wanted to get rid of "problem solving" altogether though: Critical Thinking skills and Problem solving are closely related. ...

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Relationships & Dating is launching
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I agree with Torben and as a moderator for parenting, I'll probably go over and join the relationships one too - I imagine there will be frequent occurrences when we'll want to migrate questions back ...

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Who are the Parenting evangelists and how do we attract them?
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Even professionals argue over what is best for kids in certain areas and many studies can be conflicting to various degrees. This creates a problem for any parenting site of this nature and I think ...

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Are questions about becoming a parent on topic?
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The other side of the coin of course, is that if the site encompasses too many things, it can lose focus. Opening the door to a topic that is closely related, but isn't really "parenting" of a child ...

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Should questions about teaching and curriculum/academics be closed as off-topic?
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I think this one is a bit tricky because obviously questions about how to deal with a whole classroom full of kids, or how to approach X curriculum with Y grade level are obviously off-topic. The ...

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Making the site more popular
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Since Pinterest is the biggest thing since sliced bread these days (at least with many of the women and mothers I know), I wondered if it might help traffic if there was a way for people to pin the ...

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As a separate homeschooling community has been proposed and that community invited to join us should we look at community bias?
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I would posit that in a community where acceptance of ideas is driven by community and there is an underlying belief or assumption (however incorrect) that is accepted by most of the community it is ...

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Should questions be closed when they're wildly popular, have good answers, and more up votes than down votes?
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Perhaps after a question already has a certain number of votes, comments, and/or answers it should automatically close to more voting and posting, but should still remain visible so people can read ...

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