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Is It Just Me? – When Plants Are More Than

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 | 0 Comments
My grandmother’s “Silver Queen” houseplant was dying beside my bathtub. There were more yellow leaves than the trademark green and silver, and they drooped like lettuce leaves at the bottom of an overdressed salad. Grandma Sybil’s life ended more than fifteen years read more »

Mirroring Monday – Twin Sibling Rivalry Edition

Monday, March 29th, 2010 | 0 Comments
Start the week off right with examples of mirroring from the team at Connected Parenting. If you’re new to Connected Parenting and want to find out more about mirroring and the CALM method, check out this podcast by Jennifer Kolari (courtesy of Penguin Group USA). This read more »

This Week's Tweets

Sunday, March 28th, 2010 | 0 Comments
For those of you who aren’t on Twitter (or just didn’t have the time this week), here are @Jenniferkolari’s tweets, including lots of great links and useful resources. Enjoy! @sharmstro @windadjuanda@barugboog@YummyMummyClub@katsima @parentPAL@parentPAL @autismtoday – Thank you for the RTs! An AMAZING series of posts read more »

The Little Paper on Helicopter Parenting

Saturday, March 27th, 2010 | 0 Comments
Vicki Bell over at the little paper wrote a fabulous piece about how she made the switch from being a “satellite of love” parent: “orbiting [her] daughters with purse and pockets full of tissues, snacks, lip balm and sippys; delivering explanations, juice, stories, read more »

Camp Green Acres Director Recommends the Connected Parenting Book

Thursday, March 25th, 2010 | 0 Comments
Robyn Hochglaube, director of Camp Green Acres, wrote a lovely review of the Connected Parenting book after hearing Jennifer Kolari’s keynote at this year’s Ontario Camps Association conference. Robyn says that mirroring “really works!” and that she “highly recommend[s] a trip to read more »

Parenting Your Sensitive or Anxious Child: Listen to Jennifer Kolari on the Parenting Summit Tomorrow!

Thursday, March 25th, 2010 | 0 Comments
Connected Parenting founder Jennifer Kolari will do a teleseminar on Parenting Your Super-Sensitive or Anxious child at 12 p.m. EST tomorrow (March 25) as part of  the Parenting Summit. Click here to sign up for free if you haven’t registered yet. read more »

Is It Just Me? – Teenage Mutant Normal

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 | 1 Comment
“They wouldn’t give me a new burger without the receipt, Mom. It’s ridiculous!” I had sent my almost fourteen year-old, Charlie, to our local fast-food restaurant to exchange the burger I brought home for seven year-old Harrison’s supper. It was slathered in read more »

Mirroring Monday – Going in to School Edition

Monday, March 22nd, 2010 | 0 Comments
Start the week off right with examples of mirroring from the team at Connected Parenting. If you’re new to Connected Parenting and want to find out more about mirroring and the CALM method, check out this podcast by Jennifer Kolari (courtesy of Penguin Group USA). This read more »

This Week's Tweets

Sunday, March 21st, 2010 | 0 Comments
For those of you who aren’t on Twitter (or just didn’t have the time this week), here are @Jenniferkolari’s tweets, including lots of great links and useful resources. Enjoy! RT @DeborahMersino: Trans for 03.19 #gtchat Coping w/Underachievement/Blending & Desires to Fit In http://bit.ly/cqFjsS {scroll to read more »

Do You Yell Too Much?

Saturday, March 20th, 2010 | 0 Comments
Did you catch Jennifer Kolari on Steve & Chris last week? Click here to find out why people yell, how it affects others, and what to do if you yell too much. Jennifer’s segment starts at 15:25. read more »

That Lovin' Feeling

Saturday, March 20th, 2010 | 0 Comments
An amazing idea from Brooke Reynolds: jot down the funny things your kids say on whatever is handy and drop it into a jar. Pull out one of the notes whenever you need a pick-me-up or a little help remembering that lovin’ feeling. h/t read more »

The Parenting Summit Starts Tomorrow (March 19)

Thursday, March 18th, 2010 | 0 Comments
Connected Parenting founder Jennifer Kolari was honored to be asked to be part of Jacqueline Green‘s week-long online Parenting Summit that starts tomorrow, Friday, March 19. The Summit covers a wide variety of topics that are very important to parents who want to know read more »

Laughter & Connected Play

Thursday, March 18th, 2010 | 0 Comments
I recently came across this article about the benefits of laughter in a relationship. Although the article was about romantic relationships and marriage, the principles apply equally to your relationship with your child: “Uniquely human, laughter is, first and foremost, a social signal–it read more »

Connected Parenting San Diego Team in the Examiner

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010 | 0 Comments
Did you catch this article in the Examiner?  “Connected Parenting Offers Support for Your Challenging Child,” by Connected Parenting friend Sondra Santos LaBrie, discusses what makes Connected Parenting different and gives the 411 on San Diego Connected Parenting Coaches Rebecca Lindsay and read more »

Mirroring Monday – Disappointing Shopping Trip Edition

Monday, March 15th, 2010 | 1 Comment
Start the week off right with examples of mirroring from the team at Connected Parenting. If you’re new to Connected Parenting and want to find out more about mirroring and the CALM method, check out this podcast by Jennifer Kolari (courtesy of Penguin Group USA). This read more »

This Week's Tweets

Sunday, March 14th, 2010 | 0 Comments
For those of you who aren’t on Twitter (or just didn’t have the time this week), here are @Jenniferkolari’s tweets, including lots of great links and useful resources. Enjoy! RT @MarjieKnudsen: “It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it read more »

Beautiful Blogger Award

Sunday, March 14th, 2010 | 2 Comments
A couple of weeks ago, the Connected Parenting Blog was the proud recipient of the Beautiful Blogger Award from Single Soccer Mom! In tapping Connected Parenting for this fab honor, Single Soccer Mom writes:“I’ve decided to pass the award on to a blog read more »

Parenting Summit Starts this Friday, March 19!

Saturday, March 13th, 2010 | 0 Comments
Jacqueline Green at Great Parenting Practices has created an amazing Parenting Summit that starts this Friday (March 19) and runs through March 26. The Summit is a free teleconference with a fantastic line-up of parenting experts. Jennifer Kolari, founder of Connected Parenting, read more »

The Difference Between "Helicopter Parenting" & Attachment Parenting

Friday, March 12th, 2010 | 0 Comments
[Originally posted at Just the Facts, Baby] There has been much media coverage lately about helicopter parenting and its effect on the development of our children. The CBC aired a great documentary a few weeks ago called “Hyper Parents and Coddled Kids.” It read more »

Let's Review – Reducing Tantrums with Connected Parenting

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010 | 0 Comments
If you are new to Connected Parenting or just want a refresher, check out this interview with Jennifer Kolari about Minimizing Tantrums by Mirroring. The interview gives a great overview of the CALM method and mirroring as well as answering several frequently read more »

Mirroring Monday – “Stop Stealing My Clothes” Edition

Monday, March 8th, 2010 | 0 Comments
Start the week off right with examples of mirroring from the team at Connected Parenting. If you’re new to Connected Parenting and want to find out more about mirroring and the CALM method, check out this podcast by Jennifer Kolari (courtesy of Penguin Group USA). This read more »

This Week's Tweets

Sunday, March 7th, 2010 | 0 Comments
For those of you who aren’t on Twitter (or just didn’t have the time this week), here are @Jenniferkolari’s tweets, including lots of great links and useful resources. Enjoy! RT @ruralmoms: RT @babyfacts: 10 tips for successful fam vacation from Jennifer Kolari author read more »

Connected Teaching Workshop at the 2010 Southern Regional Meeting California Association of Independent Schools

Saturday, March 6th, 2010 | 0 Comments
Kelly Parisa and Rebecca Lindsay will be presenting a workshop on Connected Teaching this Monday, March 8 at the Southern Regional Meeting of CAIS. The workshop will focus on using techniques adapted from Connected Parenting to help teachers build deep bonds with read more »

Jennifer Kolari Discusses Deciding Whether to Vaccinate Your Child

Saturday, March 6th, 2010 | 0 Comments
This week at Kolari’s Corner on InfoMommy, Jennifer Kolari answers a question from a reader who disagrees with her partner about whether to vaccinate their son. She asks Jennifer how to find out about the pros and cons of vaccination and how to read more »

Jennifer Kolari Will Give Keynote at Ottawa Camp Fair March 7

Friday, March 5th, 2010 | 2 Comments
Live in the Ottawa area? Here’s your chance to see Jennifer Kolari live at the Ottawa Camp Fair. Jennifer will speak from 2-3:30 on March 7, 2010 at the Travelodge Hotel & Conference Centre. This event is open to the public. Read read more »

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