Here are the 20 most-read posts published on Parent.co in 2015. (Actually, these are also the 20 most-read posts on Parent.co ever, because we only launched the site in January.)
We didn’t start posting in earnest until February, and it took us until mid-March to settle into a groove. It was just a few weeks ago that we introduced themed issues.
We’re still adapting our approach to telling fresh stories about modern parenthood. Publishing for the web is all about experimentation. Fortunately, we have an amazing group of writers who produce brilliant work, week after week.
Quick milestones from our year in review:
- 1/06, first (test) post
- 2/2, first day over 500 unique visitors
- 3/10, first day over 1000 unique visitors
- 5/15, first day over 5000 unique visitors
- 9/2, first day over 20,0000 unique visitors
- 9/6, first day over 150,000 unique visitors
- 9/9, first day over 300,000 unique visitors
Most Read Posts on Parent.co in 2015, Determined by Google Analytics.
The posts in order of reads (not shares on social media; the two stats are often quite different).
The question “How was your day?” is a conversation killer, especially for kids. Here are 30 alternatives that will inspire more than a grunt in reply.
You probably already know that outdoor play is essential for children’s health and well-being. Here are eight science-backed reasons that prove you’re right.
As a parent, I now know that I’ve published health stories offering advice that, on most days, is impossible to even attempt to follow.
BS is all around us. Here’s how to prepare your kids to deal with it, without losing their sense of wonder.
The question “How are you?” doesn’t exactly keep the spark alive. Here are 21 alternatives that will help you reconnect at the end of a busy workday.
If you have more cash than brains or taste, this list is for you
Research shows that expressing thanks has incredible outcomes for health, happiness, and productivity. Fortunately, there are many simple ways that you can instill gratitude in your kids.
I know you. I’ve been you. I’ve walked your halls. I’ve taught in your classrooms. I’ve graded your dog-chewed homework. I know your smells of too-fruity perfume and not-yet-discovered deodorant. I’ve seen your slow dance: awkward, gawky, spinning. Just like you. Arms out, braced against the weight of everything you don’t know, everything you want to know.
“By the time class started, I was already miserable. I wanted a popsicle. I wanted a margarita. Mostly, I wanted the class to be over.”
A real family uses the Marie Kondo method from her “The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up” for a minimalist household of items that spark joy.
These podcasts are made for kids. They add a spark of education and entertainment to daily life (and long car trips!).
We’ll have to add some “Force Awakens” GIFs in a future update.
Notabli is the best way for parents to capture, organize, protect, and selectively share photos and videos of their kids. Now available for Android.
A great way to maintain your mental health as a new parent is by practicing minimalism as much as possible in other aspects of your life.
Especially for parents raising kids on the spectrum, “NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity” is nothing short of a revelation.
Make sure your kids have these old-school skills to keep them from becoming totally reliant on technology.
If we want our kids to invest in their education, then we have to allow them to take on the responsibility of managing their school and homework.
Skate culture is super positive and focused on the process of learning. This teaches kids “get better” lessons that encourage a growth mindset.
Enjoying a laugh with your kids is one of the best things you can do for their development. Laughter bonds families, while making kids smarter, healthier, and more resilient.
Kids lose 22% of their academic skills over the summer. Help them avoid the dreaded summer slide with these top-rated apps, websites, books, clubs, and camps.