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HFS Content Submission Guidelines

We’re excited to open up its platform for contributions. When writing for HFS, you the opportunity to inspire families and change the lives of children while doing something you love. As a contributor, you are not paid for the content that you share, just given bylines of your work.

BASIC GUIDELINES

We’re all about children’s mental health and overall well-being. We look for our contributors to share in that passion by providing content that is focused on holistic health and wellness solutions. We want healthy recipes using whole ingredients; personal essays about obstacles and challenges your child or family has had to overcome; fitness tips and routines that get children active, specific yoga sequences that kids can do at home, guided meditations, advice pieces with easy-to-apply tips that help parents raise kids that are healthy mentally, nutritionally, spiritually, and physically. When families succeed, we succeed.

CONTENT SECTIONS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • Fitness: Provide step-by-step instruction on how to complete exercises. Include photos and/or a video demonstrating the routine.
  • Nutrition: Tell our readers a little about the recipe and its benefits to their child’s health. In the recipe, please include serving size, ingredients (with measurements), clear preparation directions, and a photo.
  • Personal Essays: Be open, honest and vulnerable in your story. Take us from the beginning (if it’s a diagnosis, etc.) and talk about your struggles, hardships, and breakthrough moment. Then share lessons learned to inspire other readers.
  • Expert Advice: If you are a subject matter expert, clinician, or health practitioner, share advice from your field that is relevant and helpful to our audience. Avoid jargon and write in plain English to better help our readers enjoy and take action on your posts.
  • Spirituality: Provide step-by-step instruction on how to do meditations. Include audio and/or video for those who wish to listen to the meditations. If you choose to write content related to spiritual health, do so but aim to not be preachy, promote one particular faith or set of beliefs, and be inclusive.
  • Mental Health: Mental health posts focus on the cognitive side of helping children grow. This could be posts related to how the brain processes information or foods. It can be about systems and processes that help children with mental or behavioral health be successful.


Your tone matters! Your piece should coach our readers, but in doing so sound inclusive, positive, inspiring, and educational. Our readers want to learn and be motivated to stay the course and fight for their kids on these difficult roads of child mental, physical, emotional, or behavioral health diagnoses.

REQUIREMENTS

  • We only accept original posts.
  • Please link any health claims back to their sources.
  • Include photos (800px x 600px; credit appropriately)
  • Write compelling titles
  • Keep posts no longer than 1,000 words
  • Submit one post at a time


SUBMISSION

In the body of an email send the following:

  • Your full post with a working title.
  • PhotosYour bio (150 words or less)
  • Your social media and website linksA headshot or photo of you