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 … More 6 Simple Perspective Shifts that Will Transform Your Parenting

Journaling the Journey: Writing Makes Everything Better

Something I do as an Organization Development professional and a Life Coach is journaling. Not so much that I become a navel-gazing moron, but I write down enough so I can sort things out in my head. All OD pros do it. We’re taught to journal as part of the training. It becomes second nature … More Journaling the Journey: Writing Makes Everything Better

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 … More How to Deal with the I WANT Monster, Positively

How to get Back on Track after a Shouting Match

I wrote this article for AFineParent.com and it was published this week.  I am so, so proud of this piece. It’s not just for parents, though! It’s for anyone who has ever had a disagreement with their spouse, friend, sibling, or co-worker.  The steps here are things I use as an organization development consultant when … More How to get Back on Track after a Shouting Match

Traveling with Children: Tips and Tricks from Someone Who’s Been There

As you can see from my blog we travel with the kids. A lot. They go everywhere we go, whether they like it or not. Many friends and acquaintances are amazed. After telling one friend about a recent trip she said, “Oooo! You are so brave to do all that traveling with the boys!”  I … More Traveling with Children: Tips and Tricks from Someone Who’s Been There