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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 shares her model with Fieldstone Day School on October 25

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 | 1 Comment
Jennifer shared her model with teachers at St. Stephen Catholic Secondary School in Bowmanville on November 25 as part of their in-service training.     read more »

Connected Parenting is headed WEST!

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011 | 0 Comments
An article appears in the BC Local News about Connected Parenting.  BCLocal link to article read more »

A conversation with Jennifer Kolari on how to survive the teen years.

Monday, September 19th, 2011 | 0 Comments
Join Jennifer Kolari in a conversation on   about “how to survive the teen years” on Tuesday September the 19th CBC RADIO ONE .  Click on the link provided and dial the toll free number.Phone in conversation for September 19, 2011 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 read more »

Jennifer Kolari speaks at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts on February 19th.

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011 | 0 Comments
Jennifer Kolari speaks at the St. Lawrence  Centre for the Arts on February 19th from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.  The event is a Canadian Stage Artist-Educator Training program.  Check out the events section of this page for more 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 »

The Connected Parenting Book is Out in Paperback in the U.S.

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010 | 0 Comments
The big day has arrived! Jennifer Kolari‘s Connected Parenting book became available in paperback in the U.S. today. The Canadian paperback edition will be out this Fall. Stay tuned… read more »

A New Look for Connected Parenting

Monday, May 24th, 2010 | 0 Comments
Welcome to the newly re-designed Connected Parenting site. Thanks for bearing with us while we got it up and running. We hope you’ll stay a while and look around. Click here to subscribe so you don’t miss a thing. read more »

Food Allergy Awareness

Monday, May 10th, 2010 | 1 Comment
This week is Food Allergy Awareness Week in the U.S. and May is Food Allergy Awareness Month in Canada. Connected Parenting will be doing its part by discussing parenting issues related to raising a child with a food allergy. Stay tuned as read more »

4-Week Connected Parenting Workshop with Jennifer Kolari Starts in May

Saturday, April 24th, 2010 | 3 Comments
Get a chance to work with Connected Parenting founder Jennifer Kolari this May with a 4-week Parenting Workshop in Toronto.  The workshop will build your skills with material from the Connected Parenting workshop, the Connected Parenting Advanced Strategies workshop, and the Parenting with read more »

Jennifer Kolari Quoted on Why Chores Are Good for Kids

Saturday, April 17th, 2010 | 1 Comment
This week at Parent Central, The Star’s Andrea Gordon wrote about why kids should do chores. The article describes a pilot fundraising project called Chores for Change at the Institute of Child Study and explains the benefits of children doing chores. Jennifer Kolari is read more »

Jennifer Kolari at Huron Street Public School on April 8

Monday, April 5th, 2010 | 0 Comments
Come and see Connected Parenting founder Jennifer Kolari at Huron Street Public School on April 8 from 7 – 9 pm. Tickets are $20. Contact Rebecca Scovel at to reserve seats. Looking forward to seeing you there! 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 »

Four-Week Connected Parenting Workshop by Teleseminar/Webinar Starts this Thursday, April 8!

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010 | 4 Comments
Work with Connected Parenting founder Jennifer Kolari this April when she runs a 4-week Parenting Workshop by teleseminar/webinar with Jacqueline Green.  The workshop will build your skills with material from the Connected Parenting workshop, the Connected Parenting Advanced Strategies workshop, and the Parenting read more »

Connected Parenting San Diego Team in the Examiner

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010 | 0 Comments
Did you catch this article in the Examiner?  “Connected Parenting Offers Support for Your Challenging Child,” by Connected Parenting friend Sondra Santos LaBrie, discusses what makes Connected Parenting different and gives the 411 on San Diego Connected Parenting Coaches Rebecca Lindsay and read more »

Beautiful Blogger Award

Sunday, March 14th, 2010 | 2 Comments
A couple of weeks ago, the Connected Parenting Blog was the proud recipient of the Beautiful Blogger Award from Single Soccer Mom! In tapping Connected Parenting for this fab honor, Single Soccer Mom writes:“I’ve decided to pass the award on to a blog 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 »

Connected Teaching Workshop at the 2010 Southern Regional Meeting California Association of Independent Schools

Saturday, March 6th, 2010 | 0 Comments
Kelly Parisa and Rebecca Lindsay will be presenting a workshop on Connected Teaching this Monday, March 8 at the Southern Regional Meeting of CAIS. The workshop will focus on using techniques adapted from Connected Parenting to help teachers build deep bonds with read more »

Jennifer Kolari Will Give Keynote at Ottawa Camp Fair March 7

Friday, March 5th, 2010 | 2 Comments
Live in the Ottawa area? Here’s your chance to see Jennifer Kolari live at the Ottawa Camp Fair. Jennifer will speak from 2-3:30 on March 7, 2010 at the Travelodge Hotel & Conference Centre. This event is open to the public. Read read more »

Parental Engagement & Brain Development

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010 | 0 Comments
Citing remarks by Nora D. Volkow, M.D., director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, The Herald News reports that parental involvement is critical to the development of the prefrontal cortex — the part of the brain responsible for decision-making. Many of read more »

New Research Supports Orchid Children Hypothesis

Friday, February 5th, 2010 | 2 Comments
Today’s Globe & Mail reports on a new study published in the journal Child Development that shows that children who are highly reactive to stress do worse than their peers at school if they come from a home where there’s lots of stress read more »

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