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Did you see us on Steven and Chris?

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012 | 0 Comments
Connected Parenting’s Jennifer Kolari appeared on CBC’s Steven and Chris Show this past week on October 19. She shared her expert advice on what to do when your child starts lying to you. read more »

Jennifer shares her expertise with the King George Jr Public School community.

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012 | 0 Comments
Jennifer shares her expertise with the Hillcrest Public School community on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.  1530 Springwell Ave. Mississauga read more »

How to teach your kids to be generous

Monday, October 8th, 2012 | 0 Comments
“The concept of sharing is a really foreign thing to them because everything is theirs,” says Jennifer Kolari, Toronto child and family therapist and author of Connected Parenting. As their brains mature, children develop empathy and a greater concern for the well-being read more »

On April 13 and 14, 2012, KMT The Learning Group presents, Child Development & Learning.

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011 | 3 Comments
On April 13 and 14, 2012, KMT The Learning Group presents, Child Development & Learning, a two day conference with internationally recognized child development experts Dr. Gabor Mate and Dr. Gordon Neufeld.  Joining Dr. Mate on stage, Jennifer Kolari, best-selling author of read more »

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 »

RSA Animate – The Empathic Civilisation. A fascinating talk about empathy on youtube.

Sunday, December 11th, 2011 | 0 Comments
RSA Animate – The Empathic Civilisation.  A fascinating talk about empathy on youtube.   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 »

Wednesday May 3rd and 4th, Jennifer speaks at the Children’s school in LaJolla, California

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011 | 0 Comments
Wednesday May 3rd, Jennifer’s shares her brain-based strategies with faculty and staff at The Children’s School in La Jolla, California in the afternoon.  Jennifer’s shares her Connected Parenting strategies with parents at a parent-centered event at The Children’s School, in La Jolla, California read more »

The Connected Parenting book review by ChinaBerry.

Thursday, February 24th, 2011 | 0 Comments
February 20th ChinaBerry  reviews  the Connected Parenting book. 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 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 »

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