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Jennifer Kolari to speak at the Toronto District Elementary School on January 19th.

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011 | 0 Comments
Jennifer Kolari will be speaking at the Toronto District Elementary School from 2:00 p.m.Mto 3:30 p.m. on January the 19th. Click on the events section of this page for more specific details. read more »

Jennifer Kolari was quoted in Parent’s Magazine.

Sunday, January 16th, 2011 | 0 Comments
Jennifer Kolari shares her expert advise in the February issue of Parent’s Magazine.  Check out her responses to questions posed in  “Win the Homework Battle.”    The article can be found on page 147. read more »

Jennifer Kolari to speak at the Experiential Learning Conference

Monday, January 3rd, 2011 | 0 Comments
Jennifer will be speaking at the Experiential Learning Conference on Monday January 3rd.  The conference will be held at the York School in Toronto, Canada.  Jennifer talks with teachers about the Connected Parenting Model. read more »

Jennifer Kolari will appear on the STEVEN and Chris show Wednesday January 5th

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010 | 0 Comments
Jennifer Kolari will appear on the “STEVEN AND CHRIS SHOW”  Wednesday, January 5th, 2011. read more »

Jennifer Kolari appears on “Parents Talk” December 15, 2010

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010 | 0 Comments
Jennifer Kolari and Cindy Smolkin appaer on PARENTS TALK on Rogers TV .  Show airs on Wednesday, December 15th at 2pm and 8:30pm in Toronta Canada. 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 »

Jennifer Kolari Discusses Brain-Based Parenting on Blog Talk Radio

Saturday, November 27th, 2010 | 0 Comments
If you missed Jennifer’s appearance on Dr. Lynne Kenney’s Blog Talk Radio it’s not too late. Click here to listen to the podcast where Jennifer explains her CALM technique. read more »

Jennifer Kolari on Hygiene in Today’s Parent

Thursday, November 25th, 2010 | 0 Comments
Jennifer Kolari is quoted in Hygiene Help for Kids in the December issue of Today’s Parent. Check out Jennifer’s advice about toothbrushing and tangles in Today’s Parent and then come back and leave a comment telling us what your kids’ biggest grooming read more »

Jennifer Kolari will do He Said/She Said on the Steve & Chris Show on November 24

Friday, November 19th, 2010 | 0 Comments
Tune in to see Jennifer Kolari in a new He Said/She Said segment on the Steve & Chris Show on Wednesday, November 24, 2010. See you there 🙂 read more »

Jennifer Kolari to Discuss Brain-Based Parenting on Blog Talk Radio

Saturday, November 13th, 2010 | 0 Comments
Join Jennifer Kolari on Dr. Lynne Kenney’s Blog Talk Radio this Tuesday, November 16 at 1:30 ET for a discussion about brain-based parenting. read more »

Parenting Sensitive Kids

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010 | 1 Comment
[Originally posted at Just the Facts, Baby] Highly sensitive kids can be wonderful, but challenging to parent. They are emotionally delicate in many ways and as parents we worry about their ability to cope in the world with everyday struggles. Often these highly read more »

Mirroring Monday – Incidental Mirroring Edition

Monday, November 1st, 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 Jennifer Kolari. Enjoy! Mirroring is emotional nutrition for your child’s brain. It’s amazingly read more »

How to Handle An Energetic Toddler

Monday, October 25th, 2010 | 0 Comments
[Originally posted at Just the Facts, Baby] Do you have a child who wakes up saying “no” and goes to bed saying “no” and says “no” all day in between? I affectionately call these little ones “gladiators.” Gladiator kids are feisty and read more »

Jennifer Kolari on Tantrums and Hearing Loss

Monday, October 18th, 2010 | 0 Comments
Jennifer Kolari answered a question from a reader at My Child Feels today about how to manage a 4-year-old who has just been diagnosed with hearing loss and who is having tantrums. Jennifer notes that tantrums are common in 3- and 4-year-olds read more »

The Connected Parenting Book is Available in Paperback in Canada!

Friday, October 15th, 2010 | 3 Comments
Jennifer Kolari‘s Connected Parenting book is now available in paperback in both Canada and the U.S. Now is a great time to get your own copy 🙂read more »

Jennifer Kolari Does He Said/She Said on the Steve & Chris Show

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010 | 0 Comments
Jennifer Kolari took part in the He Said/She Said segment on the Steve & Chris Show this past Friday, October 1, 2010. Jennifer appeared with Mike Mandel, to discuss what women find sexy and what men find sexy. To view the segment, read more »

Jennifer Kolari will be on Metro Morning Tomorrow!

Monday, October 4th, 2010 | 0 Comments
Watch Jennifer Kolari talk about homework on CBC’s Metro Morning tomorrow at 7:20 a.m. If that’s too early for you, check it out online. Enjoy! read more »

What to Do About Whining

Monday, October 4th, 2010 | 1 Comment
[Originally posted at Just the Facts, Baby] Few things are more irritating to a parent’s ear than whining or “nose talking” as we call it in our family. It is very difficult to deal with and can really push buttons for us as read more »

Jennifer Kolari will Present at the Family Medicine Forum in Vancouver on October 15, 2010

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010 | 0 Comments
Jennifer Kolari and Dr. Daphna Grossman will present at the Family Medicine Forum on “The CALM Technique: Diffusing Difficult and Charged Situations,” on October 15, 2010 at 3:10 p.m. For more information, check out the conference brochure. read more »

Jennifer Kolari will Present on Parenting Teens at the U. of T. Family Care Office on October 8, 2010

Thursday, September 30th, 2010 | 0 Comments
Jennifer Kolari will be at the University of Toronto Family Care Office on Friday, October 8, discussing Parenting Teens: Saying ‘No’ When the World Says ‘Yes’.  The workshop runs from 12:00-1:30 p.m. at the Faculty Club, South Building, at U. of T.’s read more »

Jennifer Kolari will Speak at the Special Education Conference in Toronto on November 13, 2010

Thursday, September 16th, 2010 | 0 Comments
Jennifer Kolari will speak about Connected Parenting and Children/Teens with LD at the First Annual Special Education Conference, presented by VocaLinks and KMT Consulting Associates. The conference will be held on Saturday, November 13, 2010 at 5110 Yonge Street, in Memorial Hall read more »

Coping With Back-to-School Blues

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010 | 0 Comments
[Originally posted at Just the Facts, Baby] The first week of school is usually not too bad – kids are excited about school starting and parents are renewed and ready to make sure everything goes smoothly. We often impress ourselves with a great read more »

7 Tips for a Smooth Morning

Monday, September 13th, 2010 | 2 Comments
1.  Make sure your kids are going to bed early enough! Many kids are going to bed too late. Children under ten need 10 to 11 hours of sleep. 2.  Give yourself more time. Whatever you think you or your kids are read more »

Back to School Electronics – What does your child need?

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010 | 0 Comments
Jennifer Kolari was recently quoted in a Globe & Mail article about electronic gadgets and kids. Check out Jennifer’s advice about when kids should be allowed to have their own computer or smartphone and what kinds of guidelines you should enforce. Have you read more »

Starting School for the First Time

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010 | 0 Comments
Around this time last year, Jennifer Kolari gave some advice to a reader whose daughter was having a difficult time with her transition to daycare. Read her advice: This week at Kolari’s Corner on InfoMommy, Jennifer Kolari answers a question from a reader about read more »

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