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Parenting Kids with Mental Health Issues....filter

Over the years there have been a number of AskMe posts about parenting kids with mental health issues, and some of them were written by other people! Which leads me to believe that there are other parents on Metafilter wrestling with the practical, social, and other challenges of raising kids with mental health challenges or diagnoses. I'm certainly not finding the community I want around this elsewhere, so I'm looking to Metafilter. I wonder whether there's an interest for a group of parents who have these struggles, to put heads together, problem-solve and hold space for one another. [more inside]
posted by chesty_a_arthur on Nov 22, 2019 - 15 comments

How about a Parenting & Kids Category on AskMeFi?

I've always felt that there is a category missing on AskMeFi. There are so many AskMe posts related to children, parenting, babies, etc - that I really think there should be some kind of all encompassing category for it. I've thought about this for a long time, but today is the day I finally speak up. What do you think? [more inside]
posted by crayon on Sep 23, 2018 - 37 comments

Preggyfilter?

Seems like there are always pregnant MeFis who are looking for some answers / like-minded people to talk to. Anyone want to join an FB group? [more inside]
posted by sestaaak on Dec 15, 2016 - 126 comments

Welcome Baby Brownpau!

The wonderful brownpau and his sweet and talented wife (who, to the best of my knowledge doesn't frequent these parts) welcomed their first child last Thursday. Mother, child (code named Project Wallaby whilst en utero), and daddy are all apparently doing well. I'll let brownpau himself decide if he wants to share more. All I will say is they are awesome people, and I know will make great parents. Congrats!
posted by terrapin on Jun 15, 2016 - 61 comments

Help me find that comment about parenting done right

A while back, there was a great post on the blue about people who don't take an adversarial/territorial approach to their kids' sexuality -- basically the opposite approach of people who tell parents of young girls that they're "gonna need to buy a gun, lol." Within that thread, I think one MeFite had a particularly touching comment about how he was welcomed by his girlfriend's family, rather than threatened, and so when they did have a pregnancy scare, they felt ok going to her parents for help. I have searched and searched, but I'm not finding anything. Does this ring a bell with anyone?
posted by shiu mai baby on Sep 8, 2014 - 9 comments

Ask MetaFilter as parenting aid

We had a very enjoyable dinnertime conversation tonight with our 8-year-old about the Ask MeFi question about the college student whose friend spilled water on her laptop and killed it. It was really great to say, "OK, here's an interesting ethical question, what do you think she should do? What does Mommy think? What does Daddy think?" And then we talked about the various answers people gave, and how we felt about them, and the whole thing was great. It made me want to make this a regular dinnertime feature! MeFi parents, do you use MetaFilter as a teaching or parenting tool, and if so how?
posted by escabeche on Mar 9, 2014 - 116 comments

Find me AskMes about gently and efficiently getting kids out of the next, please

I promise that I Googled and searched with the on-site engine, but I just can't find things I know for sure are there - namely, AskMe questions about getting young adult children to gain independence. [more inside]
posted by SMPA on Nov 30, 2012 - 7 comments

Meta: we like crying babies

Problems with Ask parenting-thread deletions. [more inside]
posted by kmennie on Oct 7, 2011 - 146 comments

If you really want the help of parents, maybe don't start by insulting them?

If you really want the help of parents, maybe don't start by insulting them? Lots of deletions, lots of parenting/breastfeeding flame-war brushfires being put out in this thread. [more inside]
posted by AmbroseChapel on Aug 10, 2011 - 724 comments

Bad advice is bad.

We've all had our share of miserable exes. And nobody likes family law. Still, the advice given here is terrible, bad, no-good advice. [more inside]
posted by Pogo_Fuzzybutt on Jul 15, 2011 - 260 comments

Good answers or derail?

34 answers (and counting) and only 4 that answer the question directly. [more inside]
posted by Brocktoon on Feb 14, 2011 - 104 comments

Why I (need sincere efforts at reform to continue to) Give My 9-year-old Pot

Update on medical marijuana for autistic 9 year old with chronic abdominal pain. Existing (closed) thread from last fall. [more inside]
posted by toodleydoodley on Apr 19, 2010 - 23 comments

There but for the grace of....

This FPP, a Washington Post article about accidental hyperthermic deaths of children, has elicited some amazing responses, in particular this post by scrump.
posted by jokeefe on Mar 9, 2009 - 298 comments

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