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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Girls vs boys ??

i keep hearing people saying "oh girls are much quicker than boys" "boys are slower than girls" i have a little girl and yes she was quick to learn stuff but i dont think its...

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Dad Behind Bars

A juvenile court judge in Ohio ordered 40 year-old Brian Gegner to make sure his high school dropout daughter earned her GED. But when teenaged Brittney didn’t hit the books...

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2 babies in less than a year

My daughter will be 1 on March 23rd and her sister is set to arrive on the 24th, if she doesn't come before then. I know its going to be hard having 2 babies but the part that...

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Let the child decide...

I have read many posts about babies (or toddlers) moving on the sippy cups and having a hard time letting go of the bottle, about getting rid of that pacifier, or weaning from...

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To Vaccinate or Not

I watched a video by Dr. Tenpenny (you can find it on her facebook page. I couldn't figure out how to attach it). She made an excellent point In 1985 received 18 Vaccines by...

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wigs on babies

Has anyone seen this website? http://www.babybangshairband.com/index2.php would you put a wig on your infant just because she is bald......?

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boy vs girl

What is considered a toy not for girls? What is considered toys not for boys? I mean is there an appropriate way to answer these questions? I was always told growing up that...

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Time Outs

Hi, I'm a mother of a 2 1/2 year old son and 9 month old daughter. Recently I came upon an article giving the negatives of time outs and more positive ways to discipline your...

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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...