Malin Lankinen

My name is Malin, born and raised in Sweden but are living as a digital nomad with my husband and two children since 2017. So yes, one of my biggest interests are traveling, cultures and people.

I started studying psychology to understand myself better, why I was the person I was, to and come to terms with my past. During my studies, I was pregnant with my first son, and as he grew in my belly, my focus shifted from the past to the future. My goal became, like every parent, to be the best parent I could possibly be and I had a wealth of information from my studies. I was astounded by the wealth of knowledge and studies there was about parenting, families and what was needed to create happy, giving and thriving relationships. But I also realized that this knowledge didn’t reach all the parents that wanted or needed it. Therefore my parenting journey and goal become to help others get to know this wealth of knowledge just as I once did and help other parents in their parenting journey.

As I’ve grown as a parent, I’ve seen spots that cannot be filled with parenting knowledge and so my journey of deep diving into what is needed continued and expanded into care for the parent, instead of only the relationship. Because no relationship will thrive as long as one person’s needs aren’t met. So I became a Life Coach and now work on a more holistic view of both the family members individually and their relationships.

My goal isn’t to be perfect as a parent but to feel good, be happy, grow as a human and enjoying the moment with the people around me even if it sometime will be just the opposite and downright chaotic just as life should be, at least with kids.

I hope you, too want to join my parenting journey. You can find me in most places, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. I’ll see you around!

The best thing you can do for your child is to love it as it is. 

My philosophy

I work with a relationshipistic approach, in other words the interaction between you as a parent and your child, but also the relationship with your partner and the behaviors and qualities that make you feel good together. This approach is well established in psychological research on what makes both children and adults feel good together.

My belief is that all parents love their children and want them the best, but that our good intentions and love often are communicated and perceived completely differently.

My biggest focus is the parents and their well-being. Experience and research are consistent, a prosperous parent is a parent able to tackle difficulties in parenthood.

My Résumé

Education

2016

Seminar leader and family tutor

Family tutor by Jesper Juul’s Family Lab.

2011 – 2016

Bachelor’s degree in Psychology

Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with focus on parental and family psychology.

2017

Certified Life Coach

Certified Life Coach through Kain Ramsay.

Experience

2016

Started business in Sweden

2017

Author and contributor to parenting magazine ThriveGlobal, Medium and Swedish mama.nu

2017

Expanding the business globally

2018

Published the book 30 days to become a happier parent