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Contest-Friendly Weekly Topic Inspiration: Parenting Advice

  1. Simone Smith profile image92
    Simone Smithposted 6 years ago

    Many of your are busy creating Hub Answers for the Know It All Contest, but did you know that Hubs created as Answers to Weekly Topic Inspiration Questions also count? They might even have a better chance of winning because Weekly Topic Inspiration Questions are on search-friendly topics (and search-friendliness is a big part of our judging criteria).

    This week’s theme is parenting advice. What helpful tips and tricks can you offer as a parent (or an observant son or daughter)? Share them (and win anything from $50 to $500 in prize money) this week!

    Here are some search-friendly titles to use (they might give you a leg up in the contest wink):
    Parenting Advice: Raising Children on a Budget
    Should I Take Parenting Classes? A Look at Parenting Courses
    Child Rearing 101: What Separates Bad Parenting from Brilliance
    How to Work Positive Discipline into Your Parenting Plan
    Child Discipline: Positive Parenting & Positive Discipline
    Parenting Skills 101: Understanding Basic Child Behavior
    Advice for Young Parents: Good Parenting 101
    The Best Parenting Books for Young Parents
    An Introduction to Step Parenting
    A Beginner’s Guide to Gay Parenting
    Parenting Teenagers: A Guide to Survival
    Christian Parenting: How to Work Religion into Everyday Life
    Health Tips for Kids: Influencing Healthy Child Behavior
    Where are the Best Parenting Forums?
    The 10 Best Parenting Blogs
    10 Tips for Teenage Parents

    If you'd like to join in on this week's topic by writing a Hub, follow these steps:

    1)    Click here to visit this week's topic.
    2)    Click the green button "answer this question".
    3)    Click the gray button below the box (leave that empty) that says "make a Hub about it."
    4)    Give your Hub a very specific title, like Easy Summer Gardening Projects for Kids or Challenging Summer Activities for Teens
    5)    Create good quality original content that hasn't been covered before.
    6)    After you publish your Weekly Topic Inspiration Hub, come back to this forum thread and post a link to your Hub with a brief description of what you wrote about and why.

    For more information on the Weekly Topic Inspiration program, check out the Learning Center guide.

    Finally, if you want to actively participate in the contest, be sure you’ve read through the Know It All Contest entry requirements and contest rules on our official contest page. If, for example, your Hub does not have properly cited images, or if it does not contain at least 500 words, it cannot win any prizes!

    1. alezafree profile image90
      alezafreeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I just re-read the directions and realized I am supposed to post a link here. Note to self: Read directions carefully. I wrote my hub on travel tips for parents who are taking a young child on a long airplane ride. This was inspired by the recent incident where a Rhode Island family was booted from Jet Blue after their 2-year-old threw a tantrum:

      http://alezafree.hubpages.com/hub/trave … l-children

      http://s1.hubimg.com/u/6324568_f248.jpg

      1. Simone Smith profile image92
        Simone Smithposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Totally loved this Hub- AND the great photos you chose!

    2. tsmog profile image82
      tsmogposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I'm still in. Reading some of the hubs for the WTI I am more inspired. Although my cheese is over there, Sunday or Saturday night is still open. Some feedback may help. Could parenting be written from the aunt or uncle perspective? How about parenting in the workplace with those entry level co-workers? Does being the neighborhood extended family fit the bill too? Now, I went and made it more complicated for me - or, I have choices to choose from.

      Have a great day everyone smile

  2. rebekahELLE profile image88
    rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago

    Excellent. I see a couple that I would love to write about. Thanks! Now I'll have to remember to start the hub in the right place.

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Hurrah! Yep, just make sure any Hubs you make answer the Question big_smile

  3. ripplemaker profile image84
    ripplemakerposted 6 years ago

    Thanks Simone!   My mind is getting busy... smile  Have a beautiful day...

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Oh good! Can't wait to see what you publish!

  4. tsmog profile image82
    tsmogposted 6 years ago

    I'm In. The weekly topic is turning out to be a lot of fun too! Not being a real parent (or I haven't biological kids) this will be challenging. The ideas you provided Simone will help me figure out a topic. Look for around Thur (day off for writing) for a post. Have a great evening everyone1

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Glad you'll be joining in, tsmog! Even if you're not a parent, you do have parents, and I'm sure you've learned a lot from their successes and mistakes!

      1. FloraBreenRobison profile image58
        FloraBreenRobisonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I don't have any human children, never mind biological -I have what  DizzyMissLizzy refers to as a fur child-my cat. I'm not sure that will be of any help with this topic, though. smile

        1. Simone Smith profile image92
          Simone Smithposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Hahaa, probably not... unless you did a Hub on learning child parenting skills from learning cat parenting skills, hehehee! Could be interesting.

  5. Melovy profile image96
    Melovyposted 6 years ago

    Oh, wow, this WTI is just right up my street. I have a lot of ideas planned out along these lines already.

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Perfect!

  6. stephhicks68 profile image90
    stephhicks68posted 6 years ago

    Cool!  I was beginning to worry there was not a WTI this week, but just skimmed over the title of the forum thread...  oops!  smile

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Hahaa, yeah, there are so many sticky threads right now! So much going on @_@

  7. Chin chin profile image93
    Chin chinposted 6 years ago

    I just finished a hub for this week's topic. It was supposed to be just 1 hub but I decided to tackle the topic in two hubs. This is part 1 on Raising Children on a Budget. Hope to finish the next one soon.

    http://chinchin.hubpages.com/t/2e758b

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Very cool! Loved your diaper tip.

  8. mary615 profile image93
    mary615posted 6 years ago

    Hi Simone, can this Hub be about financial advice for new parents?  Thanks.

    1. mary615 profile image93
      mary615posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Here's mine.  Hope it qualifies....

      http://mary615.hubpages.com/hub/If-You- … ce-For-You

      1. Simone Smith profile image92
        Simone Smithposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        It most certainly does! You've brought up quite the important issue to consider when starting a family.

  9. Lindy's World profile image76
    Lindy's Worldposted 6 years ago

    Count me in on this week's topic.  I am going to tackle teenagers and survival tips for both parents and teens.

  10. stephhicks68 profile image90
    stephhicks68posted 6 years ago

    Here is my contribution for the WTI:

    http://stephhicks68.hubpages.com/hub/Sh … ng-Courses

    As the mom of 4 (including a set of twins), I have found parenting classes and other support groups very helpful!

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Very interesting! I was hoping that someone would address parenting classes this week. I hadn't heard of them before!

  11. GoodLady profile image93
    GoodLadyposted 6 years ago

    Wrote a hub about when children grow up and away from their single parent.  They are still our children.  Suggestions on how a single Mother, for example, needs to be independent from them when that time comes, for her children's sake, as well as for her own.
    Hope you enjoy it.  Thanks for the opportunity

    http://goodlady.hubpages.com/hub/Single … dependence

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      What a great take on the week's theme!

  12. AEvans profile image78
    AEvansposted 6 years ago

    Being an Aunt who also has the responsibility of a 15-year old niece. I gave some advice about raising a niece/nephew.


    http://aevans.hubpages.com/hub/A-Beginn … -Or-Nephew

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I like how you broke the Hub down FAQ style!

  13. profile image0
    kelleywardposted 6 years ago

    Here is the hub I wrote for this contest. 10 Ways To Teach Kids to Be Eco-Friendly

    http://kelleyward.hubpages.com/_3u47dtk … endly?done

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Positively fabulous! Your ideas are entirely reasonable and a great way to get kids thinking about their impact on the earth.

  14. radhikasree profile image67
    radhikasreeposted 6 years ago

    I'm also participating in this week's topic inspiration. Here's my take

    http://radhikasree.hubpages.com/hub/10- … ds-healthy

    smile

    1. profile image0
      kelleywardposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Enjoyed reading this one. We exercise daily as a family. It's so important.

    2. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I'm so glad! You shared a wonderful balance of tips in this one. And great original photos!

      1. radhikasree profile image67
        radhikasreeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks kelleyward and Simone that you enjoyed reading it. Some of those tips had influenced in raising my own kid.

  15. Lindy's World profile image76
    Lindy's Worldposted 6 years ago

    Here is my contribution to this weeks topic.  Tip for dealing with teenagers.  Just remember you will survive.http://lindysworld.hubpages.com/hub/Tips-For-You-and-Your-Teen-On-How-to-Navigate-The-Middle-School-Years.  Hope you enjoy.

    1. Lindy's World profile image76
      Lindy's Worldposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Ok I can be such a ditz sometimes lol.  I left the title of my hub but didn't make a link oops.  Let me try again
      http://hubpages.com/t/2e7a43

      1. Simone Smith profile image92
        Simone Smithposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Good one! Yeah, just remembering you can make it through the teen years is all parents can do to keep from going crazy, sometimes!

        1. Lindy's World profile image76
          Lindy's Worldposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Thank you Simone for your comment.  It also helps to have the family Priest on speed dial for confession and exorcism's.

  16. Melovy profile image96
    Melovyposted 6 years ago

    I’ve done two so far on this theme. Taking a slightly different view on advice:
    http://melovy.hubpages.com/hub/Advice-f … enting-101
    and some books in the same vein:
    http://melovy.hubpages.com/hub/The-Best … ng-Parents
    As Arnie said in the terminator: “I’ll be back!”
    There’s at least one more brewing!

    1. profile image0
      kelleywardposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Enjoyed reading both of them!

    2. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I LOVE that different view! It's both refreshing and important. And those books look great!

  17. Denise Handlon profile image89
    Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago

    Managing to find a balance between work and motherhood: 

    http://denisehandlon.hubpages.com/hub/M … lance?done

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Hahaa, it's not an easy balance, but your advice is quite good.

  18. homesteadbound profile image87
    homesteadboundposted 6 years ago

    Stress Management for Kids: http://homesteadbound.hubpages.com/hub/ … t-for-Kids

    and

    Helping your Child Discover What is Causing Stress in their Lives : http://homesteadbound.hubpages.com/hub/ … heir-Lives

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I'm really glad you've addressed this subject! Being a kid is seriously stressful @_@

  19. Eric Newland profile image60
    Eric Newlandposted 6 years ago

    Baby and Toddler Illnesses and Other Ways to Strengthen Your Immune System

    http://ericnewland.hubpages.com/hub/immune-baby

    Nothing like a sick baby to help you desensitize your gag reflex.

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Hahaa, no kidding! Totally found this amusing... and also super helpful!

      1. Eric Newland profile image60
        Eric Newlandposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you! Now if I could just remember to submit my hub as an answer to the WTI question next time... roll

  20. Emma Harvey profile image91
    Emma Harveyposted 6 years ago

    I wrote this: http://emmaharvey.hubpages.com/hub/Pare … n-a-budget

    - in response to the weekly inspiration topic (I forgot to post here, although I wrote it the other day). It's all about my experiences trying to budget during pregnancy and having my baby. Hope the tips are useful for others!

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Oh, they most certainly are! Thanks for sharing the link here smile

  21. Millionaire Tips profile image92
    Millionaire Tipsposted 6 years ago

    I used your title again this week Simone!  This one takes positivity to a new extreme - not only do you not need to spank, you also don't need other forms of correction like time-outs or grounding.

    http://millionairetips.hubpages.com/hub … Discipline

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Right on! I'm glad you used the title- and wrote on this subject! I quite agree with your argument.

  22. donnaisabella profile image80
    donnaisabellaposted 6 years ago

    Here is my link for the week's topic. I wrote about parenting the strong willed child. I hope it is helpful. Thanks!

    http://donnaisabella.hubpages.com/hub/P … lled-Child

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I think it is! So glad you joined in!

  23. camsydt profile image61
    camsydtposted 6 years ago

    Hello! What I'm about to link is my very first hub; I hope I did it right! In response to the current WTI, I wrote about building your baby's self-confidence:

    http://camsydt.hubpages.com/hub/3-Tips- … Confidence

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Whaa? That was your first Hub?? I read it, then had to re-visit it! Great start!! Good advice, too big_smile

      1. camsydt profile image61
        camsydtposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Aww, Simone! You are too nice! You are a well of encouragement - thank you so much! smile

  24. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image98
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 6 years ago

    Based on my experience raising two very active boys, I had to take the humorous route on this one:  http://marcygoodfleisch.hubpages.com/_1 … d-behavior

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Hahaa, this is a good one! Hahaa, when raising kids, I imagine all one really can do from time to time is laugh. Hehee

  25. Simone Smith profile image92
    Simone Smithposted 6 years ago

    Hey everyone! The new thread is up. Our newest topic is all about going green at the grocery store. I hope you'll join in!

    1. stephhicks68 profile image90
      stephhicks68posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Sounds great!  I love writing about "green" topics!  smile

  26. ThePracticalMommy profile image96
    ThePracticalMommyposted 6 years ago

    Sorry I'm late to post!! These darn toddlers keep me busy. wink

    Here's my hub about understanding toddlers: http://thepracticalmommy.hubpages.com/_ … r-Behavior

  27. ripplemaker profile image84
    ripplemakerposted 6 years ago
 
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