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Top 10 hottest parenting debates

We've gathered up our hottest recent parenting debates. See which ones generated the most heat!

By Today's Parent staff

Top 10 hottest parenting debates

Top 10 hottest parenting debates

Hot! Hot! Hot!

From breastfeeding toddlers to bringing baby to a bar, the past year has been full of hot topics. Without further ado, here are Today's Parent's hottest debates of 2012!

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#10: Finding out baby's sex

The debate
Should parents find out their baby's sex?

The contenders
Boy or girl? Aparita Bhandari and Dave Coodin face off on the topic of finding out the sex of your baby.

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#9 Paying kids to do chores

The debate
Should you pay your kids to do their chores?

The contenders
Editor-in-Chief Karine Ewart and Sharon DeVellis face off on the topic of paying kids to do their chores.

Read it here

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#8 Toy guns

The debate
Do you let your kids play with toy guns?

The contenders
Stephen Marche and Alexandria Durrell face off on the contentious topic of kids and toy guns.

Read it here

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#7: Baby at a bar

The debate
Is it OK to bring your baby to a bar?

The contenders
Struggling to find time to socialize? Dave McGinn and Lea Zeltserman face off on the topic of bringing your baby to a bar.

Read it here

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#6: Big kids in strollers

The debate
Should big kids be allowed to ride in strollers?

The contenders
Rebecca Cuneo Keenan and Greg Pratt face off on the topic of big kids in strollers.

Read it here

Top 10 hottest parenting debates

#5: Piercing baby's ears

The debate
Should you pierce your baby's ears?

The contenders
Aparita Bhandari and Piali Roy face off on the topic of piercing baby's ears.

Read it here

Top 10 hottest parenting debates

#4: Breastfeeding past two

The debate
Should you breastfeed your child past age two?

The contenders
Alyson Schafer and Lois Kelly face off on the topic of extended breastfeeding.

Read it here

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#3 Co-sleeping

The debate
Should you co-sleep?

The contenders
Alex Mlynek and Jason Anderson face off on the topic of co-sleeping.

Read it here

Top 10 hottest parenting debatesPhoto: Damir Cudic/iStockphoto

#2 Hiring a birth photographer

The debate
Would you hire a birth photographer?

The contenders
Karen Green and Jennifer Gilbert face off on the topic of birth photography.

Read it here

Top 10 hottest parenting debatesPhoto: Alison Conklin/iStockphoto

#1 Kids and TV

The debate
Should you let your toddler watch TV?

The contenders
Leah Rumack and Stacey Stein face off on the topic of toddlers and TV.

Read it here

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More BEST OF 2012 hot topics!

Top 10 hottest parenting debates

This article was originally published on Dec 11, 2012
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