My Top 10 Most Popular Posts of 2012

In the past I used to write whatever I wanted on this blog and I still do that to a large extent. But this year I had a shift. I realized that I want this blog, this website, and my business to be more about what YOU want and less about what just happens to strike my fancy when I sit down to write my posts. In order to better analyze what you like, I decided to take a look at the best performing posts from 2012 and use them to direct my future efforts.

And wow, I am shocked at how much time it has taken me to figure out what my top ten posts of last year were. First I had to decide on an accurate measure. Should I use traffic, views, tweets, or Facebook shares? After much research and analysis, I’ve decided to base my most popular posts on Facebook shares, since that’s how most of you let me know you’ve enjoyed my post. And so, without further ado, here are the top ten most popular posts of 2012! Oh, and I’ll share them in reverse order for a bit of dramatic flair 😉

#10 Forced Apologies Undermine Conflict Resolution Skills


#9 Three Simple Activities Children Absolutely Love


#8 Our New Favorite Geography Game


#7 Seven Strategies to Transform Challenging Moments


#6 How to Teach Toddlers to Share


#5 Circumcision is Genital Mutilation


#4 The Santa Conversation


#3 Don’t Say That Do Say This: 20 Things Not To Say To Your Child (And What To Say Instead)


#2 “Back Off!” Empowering Young People to Claim their Personal Space


and drum roll please…the number one most popular article from 2012 was…


#1 Why My Child’s Sleep Rules My Life and I Wouldn’t Have it Any Other Way


Thank you so much for being here with me in 2012 and for sticking with me in 2013. I’ve got an exciting new eCourse in the works due to open in the spring. As usual you can expect weekly posts on whatever seems most relevant to the conscious parenting conversation. And please contact me if you have any questions, want to connect with me more, or have suggestions about what else you’d like to see me write about here at Awake Parent!

Have a wonderful week, Shelly