Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Discovery at the Doctor's Office

Yesterday mid-morning I put the computer to "sleep" and headed over for a quick medical appointment (everything's fine!). While I waited to hear my name called, I flipped through the magazine collection (doesn't every writer do this?) and found an intriguing new offering: Wondertime. I liked it, so I've done a little bit of follow-up research.

According to its Web site, Wondertime, produced by the editors of Disney's Family Fun, is dedicated to "helping parents nurture their children's love of learning. A blend of how and why, Wondertime inspires moms of infants through 6-year-olds to see the world through the eyes of their children, and to celebrate the wonder of this all-too-fleeting time."

Although the magazine is not accepting unsolicited work at the moment, the editors are currently looking for a particular kind of contribution: "For a new section of Wondertime in which parents swap their experiences, techniques, and general tricks of the parenting trade, we would like to hear your answers to the following question: What are your favorite ways to teach your child basic manners--please and thank you, friendly greetings, acceptable interruption techniques (Excuse me!), and other everyday niceties?" If your letter (with attribution) is published, you'll receive $75. For more information/submission guidelines, click here.

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