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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 »

Are You Worried About Playing Favorites?

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010 | 0 Comments
[Originally posted at Just the Facts, Baby] Some parents find they feel closer to one child than the other, which can cause terrible guilt and a great deal of stress. We can’t choose our children and their different personalities can mesh–or–clash with our read more »

Play is the Thing – Don't Forget to Have Some Fun

Sunday, January 17th, 2010 | 2 Comments
As we rush around in our busy lives, it’s important to remember to play. If you need inspiration, check out this TED Talk about the importance of play by Stuart Brown of the National Institute for Play (NIFP): According to Brown, “nothing lights read more »

Top 5 Things for Connected Parents to be Thankful For

Thursday, November 26th, 2009 | 0 Comments
As we celebrate our families this Thanksgiving, here are five techniques to be thankful for from the Connected Parenting book: 5. Saying what you mean and meaning what you say. Consistent limits give your child a sense of security. They know that someone read more »

Reconnecting After You've Been Away – Baby Play

Saturday, November 21st, 2009 | 3 Comments
Jacqueline Green has a great post about the standoffishness that often welcomes you home after you’ve been travelling. As Jacqueline explains, this chilly reception results from frustration when you’re separated from someone you’re attached to. After discussing this phenomenon with Jennifer Kolari, read more »

Jennifer Kolari Discusses Daddy-itis

Sunday, November 15th, 2009 | 0 Comments
This week at Kolari’s Corner on InfoMommy, Jennifer Kolari answers a question from a reader whose nineteen-month-old son has been clinging to his father and acting out when he doesn’t get his father’s immediate attention. Jennifer explains that this behaviour is common and may read more »

Teaching Your Child to be Gentle with Siblings

Friday, October 23rd, 2009 | 0 Comments
[Originally posted at Just the Facts, Baby] One issue moms often talk to me about is how strongly they react when their older child hurts, or is rough with, the baby. This is really common, especially if the older child is under five. read more »

Today’s Parent on Connected Parenting

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009 | 0 Comments
The November issue of Today’s Parent includes a fabulous article about the Connected Parenting book by Dafna Izenberg. In her Q&A with Jennifer Kolari, Izenberg explores key Connected Parenting concepts such as mirroring, keeping the right amount of tension in the rope read more »

And You Thought You Were Just Playing Peek-A-Boo

Thursday, September 17th, 2009 | 0 Comments
[Originally posted at Just the Facts, Baby] You know those delicious moments when you and your child are locked into each other’s gaze-laughing, smiling or just making faces? Those moments when the rest of the world disappears and you’re the parent of the read more »

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