Parenting Debates & Hot Topics

Do you cringe when you see a toddler with a pacifier? Should kids do chores? Are time-outs ineffective? Join other parents to discuss hot topic issues. Guidelines for debate are as follows: Because debate boards appeal to articulate people with strong opinions, discussions on debate boards are sometimes heated. Please take a moment to review our community guidelines. Don't attack others. Personal attacks on others will not be tolerated. Challenge others points of view and opinions, but do so respectfully and thoughtfully ... without insult and personal attack. Harassing, offensive, vulgar, abusive, hateful or bashing communications -- especially those aimed at sexual orientation, gender, race, color, religious views, national origin, or disability -- will not be permitted, you will receive one waring to your inbox...then you will be removed from the community if you receive any other complaints. Please be aware that the use of sarcasm to wound or belittle someone in a debate is not allowed and is considered attacking. These posts will be pulled as disruptive. Please report possible violations by using the "report" link that appears on every message. Thank You, and happy debating!

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"Submissive" wives

In another of my groups, there is a discussion about "submissive" wives. To clarify, this is not about sexual roles, but about lifestyle roles in general. What are your...

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Dressing for my age/lifestyle

I am 30, married about 4 months, and have 5 children (combined) ages 16, 14, 12, 11, and 9. And I am in a total fashion rut/state of confusion. I am too young to dress "old" but...

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Guns in your home?

Aside from the recent events in Colorado, I have always felt very uncomfortable with guns. I don't feel the need for anyone to own one, meaning citizens. I know people hunt...

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Favoritism by Grandparents?

I have a friend who has had some major favoritism issues with her MIL with respect to her kids. Her husband's sister is the "favorite" in his family. We will call her Emma....

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DNA databases

There have been reports today that police forces in the European union will share DNA databases to help catch criminals. This has raised many questions regarding DNA databases...

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abusive relationship, help!

hi, im just posting cause i feel i cant talk to anybody and want other peoples views. im 21, me and my boyfriend have been together and lived together for 2 years...we have a 4...

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Babies in the Bar

So this baby walks into a bar, and … Well, the baby didn’t actually walk into the bar—it was in a stroller, pushed by its mother, who was going to have a drink or two...