Calling All Parents: EP Is Looking for More Parent Bloggers!

Posted May 12, 2010 by

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When you talk about your experiences with your kids, do your friends and family often say, “You have to write that down!”? Finally, we have the perfect outlet for you! Empowering Parents is looking for more Parent Bloggers to add to our excellent team, and if you’re a blogger or writer — or have always secretly wanted to be one — we want you! If you’re from a traditional or blended family, or if you are an adoptive parent, a grandparent raising grandkids, or single parent, we want your voice to be heard on EP. And one of the best parts? After 10 of your posts have been published, you will be entitled to receive the Total Transformation Program, absolutely free!

Here are the details:

  • Please send us, via email, one sample blog post on a parenting or child behavior issue. Please try to keep it to around 500 words maximum.
  • If you are chosen to blog for EP, we will ask you to provide us with 2~3 posts per month, minimum.
  • If you currently have a blog or parenting website, we will link to it in your bio on EP.
  • As a thank you to you for blogging for us, after we publish 5 of your posts, you may choose from one of our shorter DVD programs — and after 10 posts, you are entitled to The Total Transformation Program by James Lehman, absolultely free!
  • Please send an email including your sample post to me, Elisabeth Wilkins, at   by midnight, May 26, 2010.

We’re looking forward to hearing from you — and to including your unique voice on the EP blog!

About

Elisabeth Wilkins was the editor of Empowering Parents and the mother of an 10-year-old son. Her work has appeared in national and international publications, including Mothering, Motherhood (Singapore), Hausfrau, The Bad Mother Chronicles, and The Japan Times. Elisabeth holds a Masters in Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Southern Maine.

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  1. K BR Thanks (Edit) Report

    my child had been diagnosed with depression and other such
    My child was on meds for bipolar
    Just receintly the dx was changed to borderline behavior intectual type and hystronic symptoms
    I had accepted the bipolar and ADHD with reservations for bi polar because the meds for bipolar really did not have much effect in changes.
    Now that the Dr ruled out the bipolar I tend to agree that my child definitely shows more symptomolgy of the borderline aspects. ADHD and bipolar and borderline all have some overlaping symptoms.
    If anyone has a teen girl with borderline symptoms please lets converse, share what ever. I just ordered the Total Transformation Set.
    K BR Thanks

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  2. Singapore Mum (Edit) Report

    Hi!
    I’m a parent of 2 kids aged 11 and 13. We live in Singapore. I was introduced to this website by my younger child’s teacher. My 11 year old son has just been diagnosed with dyslexia. I find your website very informative and truly opens my eyes to another world of parenting. Despite the great differences in cultures and environment, I can still identify and relate to most of the parenting frustrations. I would love to share our parenting experiences on this side of the world and hope to receive your views and advice too. In this digital age, we are truly becoming a global village.

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  3. rochesternative (Edit) Report

    I would be interested in writing for your blog. I have 3 boys 10,12, and 14…all with ADHD. The youngest is very hyper, impulsive and has a mean streak. I would be interested in input from others who have boys close in age w/ ADHD.

    As a writer I would be able to offer the perspective of a teacher and offer suggestions that have worked both in my classroom and at home. (By no means however, have I solved all my home problems). I would be able to explain how teachers “figure out” that a given child has issues and how addressing them with parents is difficult at best.
    Having been on both sides of the chalkboard (parent of ADHD child, teacher of many and struggle with ADHD myself) I could share coping stratagies that have worked, and some that have failed dismally. I am an avid reader so I could share books that have been helpful as well.

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  4. justkeepgoing (Edit) Report

    We have 6 incredible kids, in their own way they start from 4 to 16 , 2 girls 4 boys and WOW they are all different, each of them have such a way they see things and away to get in trouble and try to get out they all have challenges they were born with some people say blessed with when they are trying to be religious, its OK we know what they mean, from the little guy, the 4 year old, he can’t walk yet, he was born with AMC some of the muscles in his legs and ankles and arms are not there, they didn’t grow, but this guy, its like talking to your good friend, that’s just to cute, 3 have ADD with varying degrees and the other guy is very sensitive he has these little mini anxiety attacks the other has stand up comedian ‘s way about him .yes we have money struggles constantly and medical issues with the state continous and a 8TH grader graduating and 1 maybe repeating and our oldest needs to find out how she can get her parents with low average income to pay for a collage of her dreams that’s a tough one, she’s a handful ,but what a smile everyone likes her and her sister is writing in her journal all the time and she’s only 8 but like I said they are incredible kids I could go on and on I just wanted to say hi from one parent out of 2 of us is disabled and the other gets loaded with all the work. I did enjoy sharing thanks for reading

    ps sorry for the grammar mistakes spell checker only goes so far

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  5. kathy s (Edit) Report

    I have two adopted daughters. One has RAD and lives in a group home and one lives with us.The daughter with RAD comes home every other weekend and holidays,vacations,etc.James’ program gave us the direction we needed with BOTH children; one with emotional problems and one who is a pretty normal kid. We believe what James says; they have to learn to be productive, responsible adults no matter what the issues are. The program has continually backed up our natural parental instincts which had started becoming unclear due to “burn out” and not knowing how to deal effectively with RAD. Thank you a program that works with any child.

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  6. Leslie4310 (Edit) Report

    Hi Elizabeth,
    Many of my friends have told me that I am a good writer. — If it would help another parent or family by telling my story, I am willing to do that. I am the mother of three children: two girls, ages 26, and 21, and a son, age 17. From the very beginning, my son has been incredibly hard. Recently, a counselor told my husband and I, that on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being the hardest, that my son was a 25!
    I don’t share conflicts that occur in our home with my friends. — Actually, I have no one who can relate to the situations and difficulties that my husband and I face daily as we try to parent an ADHD teenager. I can hardly verbalize the situations myself! It’s beyond anything I could have ever imagined. My son is a rigid thinker, is oppositional, negative, and has a group of friends very much like himself. Much of the time, I feel as if I walk around on egg shells.
    As I said earlier, if it would help anyone else, I am willing to share my story.
    Sincerely,
    Leslie

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  7. Mom 1wolf (Edit) Report

    Hello Elisabeth

    I have never blogged before. But I love reading the blogs from the Empowering Program. I am married and a mom to five children ranging from 12yrs to 27. I work with families with challenges from behaviour to families with their children in care. I have been receiving newsletters from the Empowering Program for almost 2 years and used several tips and have been sharing with other parents. I haven’t been let down yet. I read the blogs and have wanted to send messages, but shied away from it. I would love to ask for more tips and send them out.

    This is a great opperatunity for me and I thnk you for it.
    Thank you

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  8. virginia (Edit) Report

    This sounds intriguing. No experience at blogging, but lots of experience as single Mom of 2 adopted girls, sisters, and both with autism. Girls are now ages 11 and 12, and diagnosed with autism at about age 3.

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  9. CyndiB3 (Edit) Report

    I would love to blog for you! I have never done it, either, but would love to share my successes as well as my (many) failures raising my 3 girls, ages 17, 14 and 11. Quite a handful and keeping me VERY busy! Please let me know how I start! I can’t wait!

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  10. TahltanMum (Edit) Report

    I have never blogged before, but am very interested in writing for your column. I am a First Nations mom, raising 2 adoptive children with FASD, as well as being a foster mom for the Ministry of Children and Families here in BC, Canada, many of whom struggle with personal, emotional, and physical issues. I live in a very remote area of the province, and am faced with many challenges due to our unique situation. Parenting effectively while having very little access to support services is difficult, as well as trying to instill traditional values and teachings to my children. I would love the chance to share with other parents my experiences, struggles, and triumphs when it comes to raising children.

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  11. Roxane (Edit) Report

    Hello Elisabeth,
    I would love to add to your blogs. I don’t have any experience blogging but I do have experience with kids. I am a mother of 2 kids, one is out the door and graduated from college, yea!! The other child is my tester, she is 16 years old, adopted, and was diagnosed with ADHD. How do you send in a “blog post”? Do I chose a subject or respond to a question that is on your site?

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  12. Lacedeno (Edit) Report

    I’m also a single parent of two boys…one with a recent diagnosis of ADHD and am employed as a writer (grants) for a non-profit. I’m very interested, but have no blogging experience. Any tips you can share? Thanks!

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  13. Elisabeth Wilkins Report

    Dear Mercy: Glad to hear it! Please go ahead and send your blog post sample to if you haven’t done so already. Looking forward to reading your parenting post!

    Reply

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