Thursday, July 1, 2010

Guidelines for guest posting on "Life as a first time parent'

Guidelines for guest posting

I get emails from people who want to know if I accept guest posts on Life as a first time parent, and if we did what are the guidelines

So the answer to the first question is: Yes, I do accept guest posts. Please see Below for details.

What kind of content do you accept?

Anything that is useful for our readers is good content for a guest post here. It must be related to parenting,what you have personally learnt that can be useful to others,Life/work balance,general family lifestyle tips etc There is no minimum length for your post, but usually the guest posts have over 500 words.

* Your post must be original and must have never been published before on the Internet
* You agree to not publish the post anywhere else (i.e., in your own blog or as a guest post in other blogs)
* You can include up to two links in the byline, which will be displayed at the bottom of the post
* You can’t use SEOd anchor text for your links

How do I submit my guest post?

If you have a post that meets the guidelines above, you can send it to me on the email Usually within a maximum of 72hours I will reply stating if we will accept the guest post or not. If I reject your post, you are obviously free to use it in your own blog or to propose it as a guest post to some other website.

Courageous Parenting

Courageous Parenting by
Mrs.Toyin Olushola

Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble at them, for the LORD your God is the one who goes with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. DEUTERONOMY 31:6

It takes courage to raise children today according to biblical standards, especially when the culture doesn't exactly support us in our striving to courageously protect our sons and daughters.

So what's a parent to do?

First, resolve that you will not be a parent who does the easiest thing: nothing. Loving children today will mean that you will make some mistakes. Perhaps you will go too far in setting some standards; but if your child has a secure, loving relationship with you, then I would rather you challenge your children to a high standard rather than one that is too low.

Second, pray. Someone has said, "Courage is fear that has said its prayers."

Parents need to pray that they will be courageous. We need God's wisdom and strength.

Third, meet as a couple and establish courageous boundaries for your family. Set some clear rules about the following:

•Use of the Internet and the phone
•Dating (i.e., if so, when, how and whom to date?)
•Relating to the opposite sex (i.e., how far do you want your child to go with the opposite sex prior to marriage?)
• Dress

Whatever courageous acts you have accomplished in your lifetime, it could be that the most courageous is determining that you will remain involved in the lives of your children.

Being a parent calls for repeated, heroic action. Doing your duty.

In the struggle against evil, our generation needs men and women who can stare at critical choices and not blink. It's this private brand of courage that should set a Christian family apart—the fortitude that turns a mom and dad into spiritual warriors on behalf of their family.

Lovely Day!

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