Contributor Guidelines and Comment Policy

Healthy Child Network is looking for writers who have a story to share related to any natural parenting topic.   Please contact us to discuss possible post ideas or to submit a post for consideration.

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What is Accepted: Content

Formatting and Editing Requirements

Contributor Expectations

Comment Policy

Topics of Interest (not limited to list)

 

What is Accepted

  • Posts should be previously unpublished and on topic (see below for examples of acceptable topics). We hope that Healthy Child Network will be a place where people who are investigating holistic health and conscious parenting principles can learn something new and perhaps even adopt some of the practices. With this in mind, your post should be written in a positive light. We will not host posts that criticize other  health practices or cast judgment on different parenting styles . At Healthy Child Network we believe in respect for all human choices.

  • While contributors to Healthy Child Network maintain the copyright to all their work, we ask that you not post your submission anywhere else (including your own blog) we ask that you only share your article with your social media outlets  using a link to Healthy Child Network for at least 60 days.  This exclusivity adds value for our readers without our asking you to give us copyright on your work.

  • We are not accepting any advertising-related posts at this time (including affiliate codes, paid blogging, or referral links). If you have a product that is relevant to holistic health or conscious parenting, and you would like to submit a product for a review/giveaway, please read our Advertising FAQ.

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 Formatting and Editing Requirements

  • Posts are typically in the 400-700 word range, but that is a general guideline. More scientific articles need to be longer.

  • We reserve the right to edit all submissions (but we will never publish a substantive change without discussing it with you first).

  • We reserve the right to change the Title and add keywords for SEO optimization.

  • Proofreading is a must!  Your post will be edited, but we reserve the right to send it back to you for further proofreading if it has a large number of spelling/grammatical errors.

  • All posts must be accompanied by a mini-bio (one small paragraph please) and a picture.  Please include a link to your blog or social media page.  You must either own or have a permission to use the picture.  If it is a stock/free image, please provide a name/link to the owner.

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Contributor Expectations

  • Writers are expected to visit/subscribe to the post to check on any comments, timely respond to comments, etc.  If the writer has any questions or problems with a comment, please let us know as soon as possible.  All comments (including the writers’) should adhere to the comment policy.

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Comment Policy

  • Basics: Once your comment is posted, it becomes the property of Healthy Child Network.  We can edit, format, reuse or delete the comment as we wish, or display it for as long as we wish.

  • Your comment will be held for moderation. We will manually approve your comment as soon as we can and apologize for the delay.

  • Email Addresses: Correct email addresses are required. Email addresses will never be published. Email addresses will not be shown in comments. Please leave your correct email address so we have the ability to reply to your comment via email.

  • We expect that each comment is made using respect.  Comments that contain profanity, personal attacks, off-topic comments, hostility disguised by sarcasm, and spam will not be approved or will be deleted.

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Topics of Interest (not limited to listed topics) 

We are interested in anything related to holistic health and conscious parenting.  If you feel you have something that needs to be shared, please don’t hesitate to submit your article.

Attachment Parenting

Prepare for pregnancy, birth, and parenting

Feeding Infants

Breastfeeding

Sleep

Parenting Issues

Practice gentle/positive discipline (with no physical punishment)

Strive for balance in personal and family life.

Ages and Stages

Infants

Toddlerhood

Preschoolers

Childhood

Preteens and teens

Special Circumstances

Special needs

Allergies

Food

Nutrition

Educating our children

School Lunches

Parents working inside or outside the home

Green/Eco-Conscious Living

Holistic Health Practices

Vaccinations

Health & healing, including alternative medicine

Nutrition, including healthy eating and recipes

Natural Learning

At home and away from home

Arts & crafts

Miscellaneous

Parenting Philosophies

Practical home help: cleaning, organization, finances

Family safety

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