I am not talking about babies as there are numerous sites re pregnancy & babies - rather I feel that we need a site/forum for parents of children (any age) to come for help & advice on any & all issues faced by parents or guardians or carers(daycare/preschool even teachers!!) of children.
Children & young people have so many health related problems & often their arents/carers lack knowledge, help, advice & don't even know where to start.
It's fine to say that these people can go to the sites relevant to the topic (eg arthritis, appendicitis, mental health) but as a parent there are many other issues that also need to be dealt with including guilt. Plus many of the issues are related specifically to the child's age or to other issues such as education & thus the "regular" forums become inappropriate.
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An adolescent forum would be very helpful!I often tell my stepson that god made babies cute because they eventually turn into teenagers.Teens go through a whole different thing then when I was a teen,sharing stories would be helpful.
Maybe a split forum for teens & another for younger say primary school age - 4/5 to 11/12 years??
There's alot of help available - everywhere for young mums, for mums of babies, for those who are pregnant - what does the world think that all the problems, worries, fears, anger etc just suddenly disppear once they're no longer toddlers!!!!!!
parents, step-parents, grandparents, doctors(?), carers, teachers etc all need help, need somewhere maybe to just go & vent (safely) about kids who are still kids (or young adults) but who are no longer babies or toddlers!!
What's worse though is the fact that everyone & their dog does have instructions for you!! Usually though when a) you don't ask for it b) you don't need it & worst c) they don't actually offer any real help just complaints about you or the kid!!
Many people who don't have kids of their own do come into contact with kids (through family, job or whatever) & they too could come to a forum like this for advice or as I said before even just to vent!!