Blog Submission Policies for Raising Troubled Kids
Thank you for your interest in writing for “Raising Troubled Kids”! It is important that a variety of perspectives and experiences are included in this family-focused blog. I’m looking for articles with the following qualities:
- 500 to ~1000 words, but I’m not terribly picky. Lengthier articles ~1200 words may get simple edits to reduce word count. I may also change words to improve SEO content.
- Your photos are encouraged, and the photographer will be credited. I may add photos if you only have a couple. A larger photo file (0.5 -1 MB) helps to reduce blur or out-of-focus images.
- You retain copyright, but in my footer I authorize the redistribution of articles for educational purposes only, and insist that the author is credited and linked.
- Direct advertising is not allowed, but links to your site will be included and a blurb is allowed.
- Your audience is any family member of a child, teen, or young adult between the ages of 5 to 25. The child need not have a diagnosed disorder or addiction, but shows symptoms of a disorder or addiction.
- Readership includes: parents or main caregivers; siblings; boyfriend/girlfriend/step-parent; grandparent; or someone else close to the child. This site is also read by people who refer readers: mental health professionals, friends, teachers, ministers, grandparents, etc.
- Claims stated as fact should be substantiated. Links and citations are encouraged.
- Personal stories and lessons learned
- Education, information, resources, and news
- Practical steps or interventions a family can implement to:
- manage or reduce harmful behavior
- ease family stress
- help the child function (school, relationships, physical health)
- Supportive comments and encouragement.
- How to: work with schools and medical providers; identify the right care; handle stress and family relationships; create safety plans; deal with stigma, etc.
- Political and religious/spiritual subject matter is accepted if directly applicable to families with troubled children-teens-young adults, such as prayer and meditation, or laws and regulations affecting families and mental illness and mental health.