Parent.co is a digital publication for people who are curious about the world and committed to raising great kids.

Our mission is to inspire parents and help them thrive by sharing thoughtful, funny, and compelling stories every day. We’re looking for new perspectives from writers like you.

We pay our authors for all work originally published on Parent.co

Choosing A Topic

Our Themes

 

Parent.co offers a positive, informed, and sometimes irreverent perspective on parenthood, and more importantly, life as a parent. The main themes that drive the site are:

  • The science of parenting – Researched-backed parenting advice and information
  • The art of parenting – Instilling resilience, self-reliance, and curiosity in kids.
  • Nature  – The importance of nature for kids, and how to enjoy it with them.
  • Humor – Parenthood is ridiculous. Let’s laugh.
  • Powerful personal narrative – Raw emotion and experience-based insights.
  • Parents as people – All the roads that got you here, and what keeps you going.
  • Relationships – In-laws, romance, the extended family, siblings.

If you have a great idea or an amazing article that doesn’t fit with these themes but you think will fit on this site, let us know. It could work.

What We Publish

 

  • Research and data-driven articles that relate to parenthood.
  • Personal essays – your story as a parent – honest, even raw personal narratives.
  • Humor pieces, rants, and raves.
  • Parenting tips and life hacks.
  • Visual content – comics, illustrations, and photography.
  • Original reporting.
  • Cultural criticism.
  • Your most surprising interest, and how it changed when you became a parent.

Above all, we want you to write about the topics that you love. We want to know what you’re nerdy about — and how it relates to your life as a parent.

 

What We Don’t Publish

Snark. Complaints without insight. Fiction.

 

Tips For Writing Shareable Content

In our experience, people are most likely to share writing that:

Read more about what makes content shareable.