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Mirroring Monday – Avoiding a Power Struggle Edition

Monday, April 26th, 2010 | 2 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 »

The Down Side of Up

Friday, April 23rd, 2010 | 1 Comment
Guest blogger Kim Schewitz is a marketing consultant, writer and mother of two. It’s dress up day at school. The house has been a-buzz with anticipation and costume preparation the whole week. (I’m one of those old fashioned parents who sees the value read more »

Ugly Betty Gets Her Braces Off – Mirroring by Orthodontist Dr. Frankel

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 | 0 Comments
Take a peak at this scene from Ugly Betty (scroll to 4:17) for a great example of mirroring. In the scene, Betty is at the orthodontist, finally about to get her braces off. The orthodontist is distracted, telling a story and not read more »

Mirroring Monday – Time for Lunch Edition

Monday, April 19th, 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 »

Mirroring Monday: Bedtime Edition

Monday, April 12th, 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 »

Mirroring Monday – Mom's In a Hurry Edition

Monday, April 5th, 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 »

Mirroring Monday – Twin Sibling Rivalry Edition

Monday, March 29th, 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 »

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 »

Mirroring Monday – Disappointing Shopping Trip Edition

Monday, March 15th, 2010 | 1 Comment
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 »

Let's Review – Reducing Tantrums with Connected Parenting

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010 | 0 Comments
If you are new to Connected Parenting or just want a refresher, check out this interview with Jennifer Kolari about Minimizing Tantrums by Mirroring. The interview gives a great overview of the CALM method and mirroring as well as answering several frequently read more »

Mirroring Monday – “Stop Stealing My Clothes” Edition

Monday, March 8th, 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 »

Mirroring Monday – “It’s Boring” Edition

Monday, March 1st, 2010 | 2 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 »

How Connected Parenting Can Help Orchid Children

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010 | 5 Comments
According to the Orchid Hypothesis, popularized by David Dobbs in The Atlantic last year, a genetic predisposition to anxiety, depression, hyperactivity and behavioral problems may be better understood as a heightened sensitivity to both positive and negative environmental influences. Dobbs dubbed these hyper-sensitive children, orchid read more »

Mirroring Monday – Cleaning Up Your Room Edition

Monday, February 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 »

Mirroring Monday – Snowpants Edition

Monday, February 15th, 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 »

Connecting with Your Sweetheart

Sunday, February 14th, 2010 | 0 Comments
Here’s a little secret for you on Valenetine’s Day: the CALM method works on your significant other too! It’s not just for kids – you can use it with anyone you want to feel closer to. My husband and I mirror with read more »

Mirroring Monday – Proud Mommy Edition

Monday, February 8th, 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 »

Connected Parenting in Action

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010 | 0 Comments
@JacquelineGreen over at Great Parenting Practices posted a great piece yesterday discussing how she used mirroring to solve a recurring conflict between her children. Once her daughter felt understood, the solution quickly followed. Head over and read the whole story. 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 Discusses Having a Good Relationship With Tweens and Teens

Saturday, January 9th, 2010 | 0 Comments
This week at Kolari’s Corner on InfoMommy, Jennifer Kolari answers a reader’s question about how to deal with a tween who is increasingly hostile. Jennifer explains that teenagers’ brains are still maturing and they may have trouble keeping perspective. She advises parents not 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 »

New to Connected Parenting?

Friday, November 20th, 2009 | 0 Comments
Check out this podcast by Jennifer Kolari (courtesy of Penguin Group USA) to find out more. read more »

Jennifer Kolari Discusses Gifted Children

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009 | 0 Comments
Jennifer Kolari answers a question from a parent who suspects that her daughter may be gifted at My Child Feels: Jennifer explains that in gifted children, the left brain, which is logical, mathematical and reasonable, understands too much. The right side of the brain, read more »

Dealing With Public Temper Tantrums

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009 | 0 Comments
[Originally posted at Just the Facts, Baby] Ah, the public tantrum–don’t you love those? It can be mortifying when your little one throws herself on the floor screaming and you feel like the whole world is judging your parenting skills. Some kids know they 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 »

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