Wednesday, June 20th from 9:30 – 12:00 – Jennifer will work with staff at Camp Kirk during their all-important pre-camp training.
Then, on Tuesday, May 29th from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Jennifer will help prepare St. Alphonsus Catholic School families for a read more »
At least eighty eager hands and arms waved like ornamental grasses in a breeze. All these keen, empathetic children had questions. They had just finished watching a student presentation about a teenage Afghani girl who witnessed her father’s murder by the Taliban. read more »
Jennifer’s presentation, “Polarizing Parents”, will teach strategies you can use to find a common ground for you and your partner (alternatives to “good cop/bad cop”!). By introducing the principals of Connected Parenting into your individual parenting style, parents will be able to come read more »
Choose yes over no. Your children will thank you.
A few Saturdays ago, my eight year-old daughter—let’s call her Dervish because she whirls—came huffing up to me as I sat with my morning coffee catching up on emails and paperwork that had risen read more »
On May 10, Jennifer shares her model with a group of parents from Paul Penna Downtown Jewish Day School at an event called A Night of Shared Voices.
Then, on May 15, Jennifer will speak to an audience of social workers, doctors, nurses, read more »
David Dobbs has compiled the available scientific answers to that question masterfully in “Teenage Brains” for the May issue of National Geographic. Teenage brains, he says, are effectively bringing a new operating system online.The brain doesn’t grow very much from age 12 read more »
Please remember that the advice given on this blog is not meant to replace medical advice or the direct advice of a mental health care professional.
"Connected Parenting advises us not just how to parent, but—far more important—who to be as parents. The therapeutic methods suggested by Jennifer Kolari are based not on simple-minded behavioural solutions, but on building warm, nurturing relationships with our children, with insight and compassion not only for their little flaws, but also for our own larger ones."
—Gabor Maté, M.D.
"A must read for parents, educators, and any other adults who want to connect in a deeply caring and positive way with the children in their lives."