Our content reaches tens of thousands of web visitors, social media followers and newsletter subscribers each month and is received as a trusted resource for healthy parenting.
We invite original, unpublished work that
- Clearly demonstrates an understanding of our audience of families, professionals and their needs
- Does not include external links
- Is exclusive to us
Writing and media styles and specifications
- Interviews, journalistic features, how-to’s, unique perspectives from parents are welcome. Accepted journalistic features explore topics in-depth and include references with word counts ranging between1500 to 2500. Word count for other types of submissions are generally 1000 or less, although interviews may be any length.
- Personal stories from parents about their everyday parenting journeys are welcome with word counts ranging 300 to 600.
- Other types of social and other media are welcome by proposal.
Selection and editorial process
- Content is reviewed on a continual basis
- Content goes through a structured editorial review process for content relevance and clarity
- Due to the high volume of submissions, our desire to nurture a diverse community of expression, and our preference on occasion to designate particular articles for observances or series means that accepted content may not be published immediately but scheduled at the discretion of the editor.
- Accepted content may appear in one or multiple of our publications or products, at or near the time of original publication or at future dates according to publication needs.
- We provide publications as a service to all families free of charge and we do not financially compensate authors for articles. However, each post or article gets widespread exposure through our resources, partners and social networks and furthers the mission of serving all parents in raising compassionate, connected children.
Contact the interim editor, Rita Brhel, for more information.
Topics that are always popular among readers...
- Responding with sensitivity, from infants through young adults
- Discipline, especially with older children and teens
- Nighttime parenting
- Parent group experiences and parenting replenishment
- Sibling relationships
What readers are asking to see more of...
- Balancing marriage and parenting
- Dual-income households practicing the Principles of Parenting
- Selecting child care aligned with the Principles
- Grandparenting with the Principles