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- A woman is jealous of her boyfriends ex-wife. She knows she's wrong, but has a feeling that something is wrong. She is wondering why she feels this way.
- A woman's husband is texting a 14-year-old girl. She wants to know if this is normal, and what should she do?
AS OF 12/16/2014 —— we are looking for articles on the following topics. Remember to reference the news item (better yet, link to it!) when writing your article so it's clear to the reader why your article is timely and relevant.
HP-Worthy means it will be highly considered for homepage placement.
Kindness in children and the nature vs. nuture debate:
We all aspire to raise smart, accomplished, self-confident children ... but are the KIND? This PsychologyToday article explores the importance of cultivating kindness in children and how it can't just be assumed that kids are naturally.
Article Idea: Why does teaching kindness to children matter? How do parents do so effectively? And how does a parent navigates the line between teaching your child to be kind and accidently teaching them to be a doormat?
Article Idea: Tackle the topic of raising kind children from gender specific points of view. Why is it important that we actively teach boys how to be kind and what are tips for doing so? What are some of the challenges of teaching girls to be kind in a culture that already teaches girls to put themselves last?
The importance of embracing discomfort
Our culture flees from all forms of discomfort (physical, emotional, intellectual, socio-political). Yet it is through discomfort, and expanding beyond our comfort zones, that we grow and evolve as people.
Article Idea: How does the importance of "leaning into discomfort" apply to romantic relationships? So often, as soon as things get hard, one or both partners abandon ship. Whether it's having challenging conversations or supporting a change your partner wants to make that inconveniences you, how can a couple approach "discomfort" in their relationship in a way that helps them thrive?
Article Idea: We are raising a generation of children who are sheltered from ever feeling discomfort. They never have to feel disappointment, they never have to combat boredom, they are rarely told no or that they can't have everything they want. Wanting a wonderful childhood for your kids is one thing, but how is this discomfort-aversion approach to parenting harming our children? What do parents need to understand and how can they start shifting their parenting now to help their kids cultivate a hearty personality and sense of resilience?
If you're interested in syndication, here is what our partners are looking for (updated 9/18) Please note that articles previously published elsewhere (i.e. your blog/website) will NOT be considered for syndication. Only original articles to YourTango will be considered.
- We cannot guarantee syndication but will work with you to ensure your article is the best it can be.
- HuffPost 50: HP 50 is looking for stories on issues that affect people who are 50+. They also like general news stories/posts about celebs in their demographic, like this post: http://www.yourtango.com/2012133346/ten-longest-hollywood-marriages
- HuffPost Divorce: HP Divorce is specifically interested in divorce and cheating/infidelity-related content. (General breakup-related content is less likely to be promoted.)
HuffPost Wedding: HP Weddings is looking for wedding content as well as stories about issues relating to engaged couples and women, i.e. "Is Marriage The New Status Symbol?"