Parenting Debates & Hot Topics

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Changing Lullabies

This came to me as I was rocking my son before bed. I changed lyrics to "You are my Sunshine," I have two kids, so I don't feel like I should ever say "my only" in it. I know it...

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Demand feeding?

There was a section on 60 minutes(Australian news show) about demand feeding babies and toddlers and extended breastfeeding....

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~~New Admin~~

Hello everyone! I want to introduce myself as the new administrator of PD&HT. I am honored to be appointed, and I hope I make Sara proud. Sara is still around as a moderator...

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Negotiated Infidelity...

Could you and your SO in a million years even come close to an agreement like this????? Sugarbabe Negotiated Infidelity Holly Hill - Former Mistress Memoir New York (CNN) --...

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Anyone have a blended family?

What are peoples opinions on blended families? Do you think that children from blended families will always be worse off than children from intact families or do you think it...

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Uniforms in public school?

What are your thoughts? The other thread, "Single sex or Co-ed" got me thinking. I think Sara mentioned that even the public schools had been enforcing uniforms for about 15...

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Baby Boy Names (Not a Debate!)

I really need some help. I am 12 weeks pregnant and I'm having a hard time picking out a boy's name that starts with a B. I have my girl's name (Baylee Dianne) and now I just...

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Difficult Situation

I Have A Son Who Is 10 Months Old. I Have Recently Moved To The Uk As My Sons "Father" Was Violent To Me. Im Only 20. I Had To Give Up My Job As I Was Terrified Travelling To...

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Girls being named boys names

Hi everyone, I'm new here so idk if this has been debated before, but I'm really getting some pent up anger at all the beautiful baby girls I'm seeing and then hearing they are...

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Do you swear?

Just wondering how you all feel about swearing. Do you have a potty mouth? Do you swear in front of your kids? I came from a family of potty mouths and I think I was the best...

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OMG SHE CUT OFF HER HAIR!!!

My step daughter literally cut off all the hair at her bio-moms yesterday...I mean there is no hair on the left side of her head, YOU CAN SEE HER SCALP!!!! What do I do??? We...

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painting baby's toenails

So, I saw this thread on the main page where a mom was asking when people thought it was "appropriate" to paint her daughter's toenails. I wrote that I did my baby's at around 2...

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Abortion, Parental Consent

Teenage pregnancy is a stressful experience, and many people would agree that it would be sensible for a pregnant unmarried teenage girl to seek advice from a responsible...

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