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Teaching teens to argue an essential skill

Friday, December 23rd, 2011 | 0 Comments
See Jennifer on Canada Am talking about the benefits of arguing with your teen. read more »

Catch Jennifer this Thursday at 2pm on CBC’s Steven and Chris.

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011 | 0 Comments
Catch Jennifer Kolari in her new parenting segment this Thursday October 6th, at 2pm on CBC’s Steven and Chris show. read more »

Jennifer will be presenting her workshop Parenting Tweens and Teens at the University of Toronto on October 12th

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011 | 0 Comments
Jennifer will be presenting her workshop Parenting Tweens and Teens: Saying ‘No’ when the world is saying ‘Yes’  for the Family Care Office at the University of Toronto on October 12th read more »

Jennifer Kolari and Alyson Schafer present the “Parenting Mash-up”

Saturday, April 16th, 2011 | 0 Comments
Jennifer Kolari and Alyson Schafer present the first ever “Parenting Mash up”.  Jennifer will be talking about neurobiology, oxytocin and her CALM method and Alyson will  present on Adler’s version of attachment, social belonging and the 4 mistaken goals of misbehaviour. Crazy fun and read more »

Dr. Carolyn Anderson endorses The Connected Parenting book.

Friday, February 25th, 2011 | 0 Comments
Dr Carolyn Anderson endorses Mirroring and the Connected Parenting Book. October 5th, 2010 she posted an article on her blog titled “Resolving Parenting and Workplace Conflicts with Mirroring”. To read the article, go to http://carolynandersonmd.com/blog/resolving-parenting-and-workplace-conflicts-with-mirroring 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 »

Mirroring Monday: The annoying little sister

Sunday, December 12th, 2010 | 1 Comment
A parent has been experiencing lots of fighting between her two children; a boy,(Peter) age 6 and a girl, (Amy) age 3.  The boy who previously was fairly good natured and co-operative especially before his younger sister was born has become extremely moody and aggressive. He 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: Bursting with News Edition

Monday, December 6th, 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 Lisa Seward. Enjoy! The little girl came running into the room. She was read more »

Mirroring Monday – Making Beds & Friendships Edition

Monday, November 29th, 2010 | 3 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 Kelly Parisa. Enjoy! As the Educational and Behavioral Consultant at a wonderful private 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 »

Mirroring Monday – Dual Mirroring Edition

Monday, November 15th, 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 Rebecca Lindsay. Enjoy! A small pair of orange scissors with a blue handle read more »

Mirroring Monday – Telling the Truth Edition

Monday, November 8th, 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! As human beings, it seems almost natural to be “reactionary”. 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 »

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 »

Mirroring Monday – Band-Aid Edition

Monday, July 26th, 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! I had a mirroring moment with my daughter Olivia just this morning. 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 »

Mirroring Monday – Mirroring the Mirrorer Edition

Monday, July 12th, 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 Rebecca Lindsay. Enjoy! Kelly – this is dedicated to you… I didn’t even realize you read more »

Mirroring Monday – Perfectionist Artist Edition

Monday, July 5th, 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 Kelly Parisa. Enjoy! “I can’t do this! This is stupid!” A second grader, a smart, perfectionist read more »

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 »

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 »

Mirroring Monday – Practicing Guitar Edition

Monday, May 31st, 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 Barbara Miller. Enjoy! A client was describing a situation with her 10 year old read more »

Mirroring Monday – Food Allergy Edition

Monday, May 10th, 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 »

5 Ways to Make Every Day Mother's Day

Sunday, May 9th, 2010 | 0 Comments
1. Mirroring with your kids to build a strong connection with them will bring out the best in both of you. Your kids will be more cooperative and calm and you’ll be more patient and ready to enjoy the delicious things they read more »

Mirroring Monday – Throat Swab Edition

Monday, May 3rd, 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 »

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