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Mirroring Monday – Overheard Edition

Monday, June 28th, 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 Cindy Smolkin. Enjoy! I love working with the families I work with. Their read more »

This Week’s Tweets

Sunday, June 27th, 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 noon/EST 06/25#gtchat | Lightening Up: Why & How Humor = Sanity read more »

Car Trips: Plugged In But Not Connected

Friday, June 25th, 2010 | 0 Comments
[Originally posted in June, 2009] Remember the good old days when family car trips meant fighting and yelling? Where the back seat was full of “are we there yets?” and “he’s staring at me’s”? Traveling was sometimes a little frenzied but along with read more »

This Week’s Tweets

Sunday, June 20th, 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! Happy Father’s Day! RT @DeborahMersino: Trans from 06.18 7pm #gtchat “Mistaken Identity: When Others Don’t Get” #Gifted‘”http://bit.ly/cjgRdx read more »

Being the Parent of “That Kid”

Saturday, June 19th, 2010 | 0 Comments
[Originally posted at Just the Facts, Baby] It’s not easy being the mother of “that kid.” Being the parent of the child who whacks other kids in the playground can mean constant worry and heartbreak. Being the mother of “that kid” means holding read more »

Overcoming Fear

Thursday, June 17th, 2010 | 0 Comments
I recently discovered a new online magazine that features stories about overcoming fear: Fear.less. According to the magazine’s website: “Every story you read is an example of conquering fear, whether an immediate physical danger, the looming threat of failure, the pressure to compete in read more »

What to Do When Your Toddler Hits Another Child

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010 | 0 Comments
Hitting, pushing and scratching are common among the toddler set. Jennifer recommends neutrally implementing a “you hit you sit” formula, calmly leading your child away to sit out for a few minutes each time they hit another child. Check out Jennifer Kolari’s read more »

This Week’s Tweets

Sunday, June 13th, 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! Gratitude. http://playgroupsarenoplaceforchildren.com/2010/06/09/gratitude/ RT @DeborahMersino: Transcript from 06.11 #gtchat on “Confident Parenting: Myth or Magic?” http://bit.ly/be80aK{4pm start} TY! #gifted Glad it’s read more »

Harnessing the Power of Play

Friday, June 11th, 2010 | 0 Comments
[Originally posted at Just the Facts, Baby] As parents we often talk at our kids, telling them to stop doing something or to do something we want them to do. But we should be talking to them and not just correcting behavior or read more »

Is it Just Me? – Gorilla Gardening

Thursday, June 10th, 2010 | 0 Comments
I am a gardener – with a pinched nerve, an aching back, and knees criss-crossed with grass stains to prove it. There is dirt so deeply embedded under my fingernails, I will need a degree in archaeology to dig it all out. read more »

How Bereaved Children Think, Feel, and Behave – And What Adults Can Do to Help

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 | 0 Comments
By: Liana Lowenstein, MSW This article is designed to help you learn more about how children experience grief and what you can do to help children through this difficult time. Grief is the word used to describe the intense emotional distress one experiences following read more »

Jennifer Kolari on Helping Your Baby Sleep

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010 | 0 Comments
Having trouble getting your baby or toddler to sleep? Check out Jennifer Kolari’s post at Oh Baby. Whichever method you choose, Jennifer advises that consistency is the key. read more »

This Week’s Tweets

Sunday, June 6th, 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! Thanks for the RTs! @RelevantMom @leahsoleil A guide to social media resources about autism by read more »

Perfection is Overrated

Saturday, June 5th, 2010 | 0 Comments
[Originally posted at Just the Facts, Baby] I remember years ago when I worked as a family therapist at a children’s mental health center, my kids would come to visit occasionally and I would feel really stressed about how my clients would view read more »

More than Words

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010 | 3 Comments
It is 7 pm. It is 32 degrees outside (and about 37 degrees inside my house). I am 9 months pregnant. In case you need an analogy, I feel like I have been running through the desert with a heavy backpack for read more »

Meet the Therapists – Kelly Parisa

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 | 0 Comments
I am the mother of two teenage daughters, ages 17 and 15. They have taught me the most about life, love and, of course, the challenges and joys of parenthood. I am humbled and awed every day. I am fortunate to share read more »

The Connected Parenting Book is Out in Paperback in the U.S.

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010 | 0 Comments
The big day has arrived! Jennifer Kolari‘s Connected Parenting book became available in paperback in the U.S. today. The Canadian paperback edition will be out this Fall. Stay tuned… read more »

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