Write For Us


Your Turn: Write for Us

We have started this contributing writers program to give the mic to you, our community: to share your stories and ideas.

If you have a story to tell—a moment of positive discipline with your child, a strategy you use to teach meditation, newfound research in the area of social emotional learning, or tips for connecting with children playfully, you’re in the right place.

We welcome articles from contributing parents, educators, therapists, researchers, authors and more on the following subjects: social emotional learning, positive parenting, supportive classrooms, the power of play, mindfulness, foster families, co-regulation, Time-In’s, home schooling, early childhood education, special education, ADHD, autism, family relationships, attachment theory, and childhood trauma justvto name a few.  

We review finished articles. It is too early for our team to be involved if submissions are pitches or outlines. Start writing! 

We are interested in education, research, and member highlights, all with an emphasis on storytelling and practical, relatable and always guilt free tips to share with our community.

Member highlights are stories written by (or about) GENM community members and their experiences with our products: a moment of breakthrough, understanding, or tips and ideas for creative uses.

Everything we share content wise serves as inspiration for our community to embrace positive discipline mindfully and playfully. 

HOW TO SUBMIT A POST TO US

Send an email to info@genmindful.com with “Guest Blog: [Proposed Post Title]” in the subject line, and the following:

  • A finished article to submit
  • A few words about the intended target audience for your blog (for example, stay at home parents, early childhood educators, etc.)
  • A roughly 80-word bio 
  • Two to four links to other pieces (if any) you’ve written
  • Full disclosure of any commercial interest in any products or services mentioned
  • Links to your social media channels (if any)
  • Your proposed fee for the rights to publish article exclusively on our website (if any). 

Please note: We accept only original submissions and are looking for quality and creativity!!!

OUR EDITORIAL PROCESS

Our editorial team will read and discuss your submitted article, and if we accept it, we’ll work with you on one or more rounds of revisions. This is to fine-tune your message and ensure your blog post resonates with the people you’ll be reaching.

Submissions to Generation Mindful are subject to Edutopia’s Terms of Use.

We read all submissions closely, and appreciate the time and energy that writing them requires. We will respond to all proposals within one week. 

SOME RESOURCES TO INSPIRE YOU

If you’ve never published an article before or are wondering whether your idea is a good one for the Generation Mindful audience, check out the resources below: 

Potential Article Concepts

 

5 Meditation Activities for Kids

3 Tips for Being a Trauma Informed Classroom

Positive Discipline in My Classroom

Helping Children with Anxiety Start at a New School 

How We Stopped the Biting and Screaming

Spanking in My Family Ends With Me

How to Deal With Sibling Rivalry 

Why Coregulation is Needed More Than Self-Regulation

The Importance of Recess for SEL Development 

SnuggleBuddies on Our Family Vacation

How I Onboarded My Resistive Spouse to Positive Parenting

Meaningful Gift Ideas for the Holidays 

 

Meet a New Generation Mindful Writer: Ashley Lauders is a long-time GENM community member and mama bear to three children who use the Time-In ToolKit. Her family’s Calming Corner is smaller than most and situated along a wall, because there was no free corner. Ashley realized the functionality of the tools mattered, not the aesthetics. This idea became her first blog post for Generation Mindful, “Creating a Calming Corner for Small Spaces.” 

Impactful Blog Posts: Get a concrete sense of the kinds of positive, constructive, and actionable posts we seek by reading some recent posts.

 

Happy writing!