Carol Muleta, Creator of The Parenting 411
Information parents need from sources they can trust.
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I am humbled, yet excited to announce that I was recently named the 2019 DC Mother of the Year by American Mothers, Inc.
The Parenting 411
The days may seem long but the years are short. Luckily, there’s The Parenting 411, where we deliver “information parents need from sources they can trust”!
The Parenting 411 is a portal through which Carol is able to present contemporary perspectives along with conventional wisdom, all curated through personal experience as a parent and certified parent educator, training, research, and engagement with leading thinkers on the topic.
Through The Parenting 411, Carol strives to offer parents the essential tools they need to support, enrich and nurture their children’s healthy growth and development while fostering communication and cultivating warm, respectful family relationships that will last a lifetime.
Through years of research and practical experience working with parents, Carol has acquired a wealth of knowledge and insight that she has packaged to guide parents as they nurture the growth and development of their children. Every child and the family he inhabits is different, yet Carol understands that parents generally want many of the same things for their children – confidence, courage, competence, creativity, and compassion. Carol can offer classes on a wide range of topics, including:
- Positive Discipline
- Parent-Child Communication
- Academic Achievement
- Social and Emotional Development
- Parenting Children with Special Needs
Carol enjoys speaking about parenting and family relationships and has had the privilege of speaking to parents at schools, churches, and other organizations. She is often asked to speak at conferences and participate in panel discussions and has been featured on radio programs, locally and nationally.
Many challenges parents face are ‘all too familiar’, yet they manifest differently because each family is unique.
Are you seeking that personal touch for insight and advice on parenting? Click below to learn more.
Information parents need from sources they can trust.
The tagline reflects what I strive to do in all of my work. I have spent a lot of time learning and testing theories and approaches and of course, practicing on my own children. Yet, I don’t seek accolades as an ‘expert’.
On Parenting 411, I aspire to be a credible ‘witness’ to all I have seen and learned in hopes that I, along with our guests, can offer it to parents for their careful consideration.
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Carol enjoys talking about parenting and family relationships and has had the privilege of speaking to parents at schools, churches, and other organizations. She is often asked to speak at conferences and participate in panel discussions and has been featured on radio programs locally and nationally.
Click here to contact Carol about speaking at your next event or to schedule a class, workshop or parent talk for your group.
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Many challenges parents face are ‘all too familiar’, yet they manifest differently because every family is unique. Are you seeking that personal touch for insight and advice on parenting?
Carol and her team have developed a learning experience that introduces enlightened tools and strategies for engaging with children and invites introspection and reflection so that parents come away with renewed purpose and perspective on this wondrous journey.
Carol enjoys engaging with the community through various organizations. Click below to see what Carol has been doing as well as what's coming up!
About Carol Muleta
I am Carol and I…
am a mom of twins.
At turns, inspired and confounded by their hijinks and habitudes, I felt out-manned and manic trying to figure it all out. All along, I knew our boys were fascinating and created with individual purpose and possibility and it was my mission to unleash it. I was also determined to avoid the pitfall of treating our two-fold gift as one body or one unit expected to think, do, and feel everything, lockstep and in formation.
BUT, first I needed tools.
My ‘formal’ efforts in this regard began with courses led by the Parent Encouragement Program, Inc. when my sons were 2 years old. I was introduced to positive discipline and the teachings of noted psychologist, Alfred Adler. His approach to understanding the motivations behind human behavior intermingled with stages of human development resonated with me and suited my rational mindset. To my total surprise, however; it also spoke to my heart on a spiritual level. It occurred to me that parenthood was a not an assignment to be “muddled through”, but a ministry presented by God that I had best honor. Through all the discussion about misbehavior and meltdowns (for parents and kids!), I saw parallels to my journey with God and the highlights and the low moments along the way. I began to speak about this to others and got blank stares until one day I shared it with a friend who got it. Fast forward about 5 years or so and, together, we co-founded our own company with this core principle of ‘parenting as ministry’ underpinning our work.
As co-founder and managing partner of a parent education and consulting company, I created parenting programs, provided training, consulted with families, and hopefully, changed lives. Today, as Creator, of The Parenting 411, I also design customized tools and resources to guide parents as they seek to encourage their children’s healthy growth and development, instill confidence and self-discipline, and, overall, promote harmony in the family.
In the time since my initial connection with the Parent Encouragement Program, I’ve completed countless hours of classwork and study, served on the Board of Directors, become a certified Parent Educator, and I continue to lead parenting classes and present community talks on their behalf.
In January 2015, another platform opened for me – talk radio. I was invited to join Team Radio Baltimore, a dynamic circle of women offering a diverse array of expertise that we showcase in our programming on WOLB 1010 AM Talk Radio. My show is Parenting 411, where we provide “information parents need from sources they can trust.”