This is our section dedicated to genuine conversation on the more controversial parenting topics. Our dialogues can take several forms: two or more contrasting opinions; two or more different perspectives on an open-ended question; a back and forth discussion; a Q&A. Here you can pitch ideas as well as full drafts, and we would love it if you came ready with a partner—another parent, your teenager, your spouse!—though it’s not necessary. Up to 1,000 words for each essay. 

For time-sensitive pieces, email us directly at motherwellmag@gmail.com, with the word "timely" in all caps in the subject line.
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