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Frightening With a Chance of Fun

Monday, February 7th, 2011 | 0 Comments
  “You promised, Mom”, said Harrison, tugging on my bathing suit as we ascended the tower towards the Mexican sky. I nodded solemnly and continued to climb. I had given my word to my son, an oath which took me so far out of read more »

Why Kids Whine

Monday, December 6th, 2010 | 0 Comments
  [Originally posted at Just the Facts, Baby] December 4, 2010 by Jennifer Kolari |  Few things are more irritating to a parent’s ear than whining, or “nose talking” as we call it in our family. Here’s why it happens–and what to do about it.                                                                                                      Why read more »

Mirroring Monday – I Don’t Want to Go to Camp Edition

Monday, July 19th, 2010 | 1 Comment
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 boy of 10 years old was very anxious about starting a 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 »

The Orchid Children Hypothesis: More Research

Sunday, April 4th, 2010 | 2 Comments
An intriguing study by Stony Brook University researchers may help explain orchid children, showing that people who are “highly sensitive” have “underlying difference[s] … in the brain’s attention to details,” according to an article on  The researchers used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), to show that highly 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 »

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 »

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 »

Is It Just Me – Listening to Our Cells

Saturday, February 20th, 2010 | 0 Comments
It was a Saturday morning in mid-February, and both my sons had the pallor of vampires and the energy levels of sloths. Charlie and Harrison had been fine all week at school, but this weekend morning they woke up sick. read more »

Helicopter Parents – Are You Stressing Out Your Child?

Thursday, February 18th, 2010 | 3 Comments
[Originally posted at Just the Facts, Baby] Over the last 15 to 20 years, we have moved from a parent-centered culture to a child-centered culture. We are better at understanding our children, better at empathizing and better at supporting and helping children when read more »

Listen to a Recording of Last Week's Teleseminar

Sunday, January 17th, 2010 | 0 Comments
In case you missed it, you can catch a recording of my teleseminar last week at Great Parenting Practices, which will be up until this Thursday. I answered lots of great questions from participants in the seminar and had a great time read more »

Jennifer Kolari on Childhood Anxiety

Monday, November 23rd, 2009 | 0 Comments
Check out Jennifer Kolari’s latest post at My Child Feels discussing childhood anxiety, what to watch for, and what to do if your child is anxious. You may also be interested in Jennifer’s recent post about Swine Flu Anxiety. read more »

What to Do About Swine Flu Anxiety

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009 | 1 Comment
[Originally posted at Just the Facts, Baby] This week it seems fitting to talk about anxiety. There’s a lot of talk these days about the H1N1 virus and all of the media coverage and discussion has led parents to a place of increased read more »

Back to School Anxiety

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009 | 0 Comments
It’s officially here.  Today marked the first day of school for most kids across the country, and with that comes a lot of excitement, fears and sometimes anxiety. I was recently interviewed by CityTV’s Cynthia Mulligan about back to school anxiety, and how read more »


Wednesday, February 18th, 2009 | 0 Comments
We are all born hardwired for how we handle anxiety, some of us are not anxious at all – some of us are very anxious. In addition to that hardwiring Life events and experiences push us up or down the continuum. Some read more »

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