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This is an interesting topic.
I think that the original division of ages was based on the demographics of the site. Their are TONS of moms with infants, then a lot with toddlers, some with young children and very few with older kids. To make the traffic at each board relatively equal (and you'll notice that its not--- even having the "teen" forum be 9-18 it still gets way less traffic than the infant/toddler/child forums) they divided them unequally.
How I deal with that is I post based on where I think I will get the best answers to that specfic question. If I'm concerned about kinder readiness (well, really I'd put that in Education) I'd put in in the Childhood Years, but if I had a question about peer pressure I would be more apt to put that in Teens.
I, personally, don't think that toddlers and preschoolers should be lumped together becasue 1) that woudl be a rather overwhelming size group and 2) the concerns of a 15 month old and that of a 5 year old are so radically different. If you would really like a new division, the best suggestion I would have would be to go to Q&S (or is it Q&A) and ask Cynthia if she would reconsider:
Or something like that.