This week's topic is birthday parties. Whether your child is turning 1, 10 or sweet 16, what's too much and what's appropriate?
How do you go about planning a child's or teen's birthday party? What have you seen at other parties that you thought was over-the-top?
What's an appropriate amount and kind of party to have for young children and teens?
Patch's feature, "Parents Talk," is meant to help build a community of support for families in Fairfield County through active discussion of important issues. Each week, we'll introduce a new topic and hope you'll participate in the conversation, which will be moderated and furthered by select parent council representatives in your town. Comment threads will close after the weekend.
Please use the comment box below for questions, or to share your experiences and the lessons you have learned. Please also submit questions or topics for future discussions to Associate Regional Editor Liz Mitchell at firstname.lastname@example.org and Regional Editor Michael Dinan at email@example.com.
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