I was first introduced to our guest this week by Jason Simon when he recommended her as a potential guest for The Conversation Hub. Melinda kindly accepted my invitation and she joined me for a wonderful conversation on her book titled ‘Consequential Strangers’ for episode #50 back in May 2011.
Since that time, Melinda has been hard at work on a new book titled “Family Whispering” and she agreed to come back to talk with me about it.
Enjoy the conversation.
About Melinda Blau
Award-winning journalist Melinda Blau has been researching and writing about relationships and social trends for more than thirty years. Her latest book, Family Whispering is the fourth book in the popular Baby Whispering series.
Melinda began collaborating with the late Tracy Hogg (a.k.a., the “Baby Whisperer”) in 2000 and has since given birth to three best-selling books: Secrets of the Baby Whisperer, Secrets of the Baby Whisperer for Toddlers, and The Baby Whisperer Solves All Your Problems. Her new book, Family Whispering, guides BW fans through the next (and even trickier) phase of parenthood–working together as a family.
In her 2009 book, Consequential Strangers: Turning Everyday Encounters into Life-Changing Moments, a collaboration with psychologist Karen L. Fingerman, Melinda looked at the opposite end of the relationship spectrum: the surprisingly vital connections that extend beyond family and close friends–a subject that took her into the world of business and marketing, the Internet and social media, health and “place making.”
Melinda’s other books include: Families Apart (co-parenting after divorce) with its companion reader, Loving and Listening. She also co-wrote with: family therapist Ron Taffel (Parenting by Heart, Nurturing Good Children Now, and The Second Family); civil rights activist Myrlie Evers Williams (Watch Me Fly); researchers Christopher Hayes and Deborah Anderson (Our Turn: How Women Triumph in the Face of Divorce); and life coach and empowerment expert Barbara Biziou (Joy of Ritual and Joy of Family Rituals).
You can also read Melinda’s weekly column on the Huffington Post by clicking here!
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