How to Go From a Buzzkill to a Top Motivator With One Simple Vocabulary Tweak

This article was originally entitled, The Power of 'And." AFineParent.com accepted the article and changed the title to the catchier "How to Go From a Buzzkill to a Top Motivator With One Simple Vocabulary Tweak."   We’ve all had it said to us. You’re boss has said it. “You did really awesome on the project, … Continue reading How to Go From a Buzzkill to a Top Motivator With One Simple Vocabulary Tweak

10 Simple Tools from Parenting and Psychology Experts that will Make You a Better Parent

This is part of a two piece series I did for a Positive Parenting Conference. It is FREE from May 22nd until May 26th. All the speakers are amazing and have really learned a lot about how to help my children become successful, happy, and intelligent adults. It is well worth your time. 10 Simple … Continue reading 10 Simple Tools from Parenting and Psychology Experts that will Make You a Better Parent

6 Simple Perspective Shifts that Will Transform Your Parenting

One of my latest gigs was to help out Sumitha Bhandarkar, the editor of AFineParent.com summarize some interview she did. These weren't just any interviews. These were interview with experts in the parenting field: Psychologists, Parentologists, Therapists, and Counselors. The talks were about everything from bullying to emotional intelligence to getting cooperation to how the … Continue reading 6 Simple Perspective Shifts that Will Transform Your Parenting

How to Make the Most of Visiting Grandparents who Love Spoiling Children

This article appears at A Fine Parent, the online parenting blogazine. ************** You know what they say about too much of a good thing? Yeah, that’s kind of what visiting grandparents is like for us. Every summer and winter holiday we go to the Midwest for a long visit with both sets of grandparents. My … Continue reading How to Make the Most of Visiting Grandparents who Love Spoiling Children

How to Deal with the I WANT Monster, Positively

How to Deal With the “I WANT” Monster Positively by Malinda Carlson. Published at http://www.afineparent.com I hate shopping with my children. There. I said it. And I’ll say it again. I hate shopping with my children. There is nothing I dread more than taking my kids into a store. Any store. Grocery. Clothing. Toys. Especially … Continue reading How to Deal with the I WANT Monster, Positively