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Mirroring Monday – Practicing Guitar Edition

Monday, May 31st, 2010 | 0 Comments
Start the week off right with examples of mirroring from the team at Connected Parenting and share your own favorite mirroring moment in the comments below. This week’s Mirroring Moment is from Barbara Miller. Enjoy! A client was describing a situation with her 10 year old read more »
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This Week’s Tweets

Sunday, May 30th, 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: Transcript from #gtchat session on GT Advocacy Polarities: Digging Deep into Divisions http://bit.ly/a6Hx0H #gifted RT read more »
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Jennifer Kolari to Train Staff at Several Camps

Sunday, May 30th, 2010 | 1 Comment
The next few weeks will be very busy for Jennifer Kolari as she provides pre-camp staff training at several camps. Check out the list to see if Jennifer will be at your camp: May 27, 2010 – Tim Horton Memorial Camp May 30, 2010 read more »
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Is it Just Me? – Is Robin a Hood?

Friday, May 28th, 2010 | 0 Comments
Harrison, my seven year-old son, and I were driving home from school last week discussing all the movies he thinks we must see immediately if not sooner. These included the final “Shrek” and “Iron Man Two”. I suggested “Robinhood” to read more »
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5 Reasons Kids Should do Chores

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010 | 4 Comments
Guest blogger Heidi Girvan is a teacher, mother of 3, and creator of Happy Helperz, products aimed at helping children do chores independently. It is so important to get our children to help out and do chores around the house! Although it read more »
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A Moment

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010 | 0 Comments
Lisa Seward is a therapist with Connected Parenting as well as the director of the Yonge Street Players. The other day I noticed the red robins were trying to make a nest in the light fixture on my back porch. Too many people read more »

Connected Parenting Book Club for Boys in San Diego

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010 | 0 Comments
If you live in the San Deigo area and have a son who is in 3rd or 4th grade, you may want to check out the upcoming Connected Parenting Boys’ Book Club led by coaches Rebecca Lindsay and Kelly Parisa at The read more »

Dealing with Separation Anxiety

Monday, May 24th, 2010 | 0 Comments
[Originally posted at Just the Facts, Baby.] One of the hardest things to cope with as a parent is anxious separations. Seeing those big eyes begging you not to leave and trying to pull away as your child clings desperately to your leg read more »

A New Look for Connected Parenting

Monday, May 24th, 2010 | 0 Comments
Welcome to the newly re-designed Connected Parenting site. Thanks for bearing with us while we got it up and running. We hope you’ll stay a while and look around. Click here to subscribe so you don’t miss a thing. read more »

This Week's Tweets

Sunday, May 16th, 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 05.14 noon #gtchat Best Web sites/Blogs & Back-talking #Gifted Kids: Asynchrony or Attitudes http://bit.ly/dhYlPN RT read more »

Jennifer Kolari on Anxiety Disorders at the Coffee Klatch

Sunday, May 16th, 2010 | 0 Comments
Jennifer Kolari will be on Blog Talk Radio with The Coffee Klatch to discuss childhood anxiety disorders this Monday, May 17, 2010 at 9 p.m. To listen to the program, register for free at Blog Talk Radio, and then join the program. read more »

Anxiety & Food Allergy

Thursday, May 13th, 2010 | 0 Comments
When you have a child with severe allergies, anxiety is a constant companion both for the parents and for the child. Learning to live with that anxiety and keeping that balance between vigilance and happiness is a part of daily living. Anxiety is read more »

Is It Just Me? – Spanx for the Memories

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010 | 0 Comments
By the time you read this, we will have had the “big day”, the twenty-four hours when mothers are recognized for our wonderful selves and celebrated for our devotion. What this really means is that we are watered and fed like read more »

Mirroring Monday – Food Allergy Edition

Monday, May 10th, 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 »

Food Allergy Awareness

Monday, May 10th, 2010 | 1 Comment
This week is Food Allergy Awareness Week in the U.S. and May is Food Allergy Awareness Month in Canada. Connected Parenting will be doing its part by discussing parenting issues related to raising a child with a food allergy. Stay tuned as read more »

This Week's Tweets

Sunday, May 9th, 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! Sign up for a Connected#Parenting Boys’ Book Club in SD. It’ll be led by read more »

5 Ways to Make Every Day Mother's Day

Sunday, May 9th, 2010 | 0 Comments
1. Mirroring with your kids to build a strong connection with them will bring out the best in both of you. Your kids will be more cooperative and calm and you’ll be more patient and ready to enjoy the delicious things they read more »

Jennifer Kolari on What to Do if Your Child Hits Themself

Friday, May 7th, 2010 | 0 Comments
This week at My Child Feels, Jennifer Kolari answers a question from a parent whose five-year-old hits herself when she becomes upset. Jennifer suggests that the parent continue to acknowledge her daughter’s big feelings and also continue to gently stop her from read more »

Is It Just Me? – Body & Soul

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 | 0 Comments
Seven year-old Harrison and I have our deepest exchanges in the minutes before he falls asleep. It is then that my youngest son allows himself to be bathed in maternal kisses. It is then that it’s okay for him to read more »

Mirroring Monday – Throat Swab Edition

Monday, May 3rd, 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 »

Does Your Child Have a Food Allergy?

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010 | 1 Comment
May 9 marks the beginning of Food Allergy Awareness Week. We’ll be talking about raising a child with food allergies and would love to know what your parenting questions are. Please leave a comment below and stay tuned… read more »

This Week's Tweets

Sunday, May 2nd, 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 @Annie_Fox: Join new anti-#BULLYING campaign: Cruel’s Not Cool! on FB. Change the Culture read more »

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