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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 »

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 »

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 »

Jennifer will share her CALM technique with McKee Public School families on October 23.

Friday, November 4th, 2011 | 0 Comments
Jennifer shared her CALM technique with doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals on October 24 in Ottawa at (CHEO) Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. 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 News.com- link to article 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 »

Overcoming Fear

Thursday, June 17th, 2010 | 0 Comments
I recently discovered a new online magazine that features stories about overcoming fear: Fear.less. According to the magazine’s website: “Every story you read is an example of conquering fear, whether an immediate physical danger, the looming threat of failure, the pressure to compete in 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 »

Play is the Thing – Don't Forget to Have Some Fun

Sunday, January 17th, 2010 | 2 Comments
As we rush around in our busy lives, it’s important to remember to play. If you need inspiration, check out this TED Talk about the importance of play by Stuart Brown of the National Institute for Play (NIFP): According to Brown, “nothing lights read more »

Learning from Mistakes: Michael Jordan & "Failure"

Saturday, January 2nd, 2010 | 1 Comment
Have a perfectionist (or several) living in your home? Maybe they’ll get the message about the importance of mistakes and failure if they hear it from Michael Jordan: H/T to Jonathan Fields. read more »

Following the Orchid Children Discussion

Saturday, December 26th, 2009 | 4 Comments
David Dobbs’ article in the Atlantic about orchid children and dandelion children has sparked a huge amount of interest. We summarized the article and later followed up with a link to an interview with Dobbs on WNYC radio. We also mentioned that read more »

The Secret to a Terrific Teacher Gift

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009 | 0 Comments
Amid a flurry of holiday preparations, many parents are searching for the perfect gift for their child’s teacher. It can be a daunting task to figure out what your child’s teacher would like. If you’re at a loss, check out Christmas Gifts for read more »

Connecting with Other Moms

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009 | 0 Comments
A friend of mine turned me on to a terrific new site for moms called The Skinny Scoop which allows you to ask questions (get the “skinny”) or answer questions (give the “scoop”) on any subject. Lots of fun and super helpful when read more »

Reconnecting After You've Been Away – Baby Play

Saturday, November 21st, 2009 | 3 Comments
Jacqueline Green has a great post about the standoffishness that often welcomes you home after you’ve been travelling. As Jacqueline explains, this chilly reception results from frustration when you’re separated from someone you’re attached to. After discussing this phenomenon with Jennifer Kolari, 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 »

Happiness Is . . . Your iPhone

Sunday, November 15th, 2009 | 0 Comments
A new iPhone app, designed by Harvard grad student Matt Killingsworth, is designed to help you find out what makes you happy. Track Your Happiness uses e-mail or text message notifications to ask you how you are feeling and what you are read more »

It's Elementary

Monday, November 9th, 2009 | 0 Comments
Remember the classic Tom Lehrer song about the elements? Well, there’s a new game in town: The budding scientists at my house are big fans. P.S. They also like the other songs on the album, Here Comes Science, by They Might be Giants. read more »

New York Parent Beat: The Parents League

Thursday, October 29th, 2009 | 0 Comments
If you’re a New York parent enduring the gruelling independent school admissions process, check out the Parents League. My inside source says they are on the ball and even have information about available spaces (from pre-k through grade 12) after the regular admissions read more »

There's Fun and Then There's Fun

Monday, October 19th, 2009 | 0 Comments
Gretchen Rubin at the Happiness Project blog has a great post about fun that has interesting implications for planning your family’s leisure time. Gretchen divides fun into three types: challenging, accommodating, and relaxing.  Challenging fun requires you to put in a fair amount read more »

Listen to a Podcast of Jennifer Kolari Speaking About the Parent-Child Bond at the Parent's Journal

Thursday, October 15th, 2009 | 0 Comments
If you haven’t already had a chance to check it out, click here to listen to Jennifer Kolari speak about the parent-child bond on the U.S. nationally-syndicated Parent’s Journal. read more »

Open House at e.p.i.c. School this Thursday

Monday, October 12th, 2009 | 1 Comment
With the crowded open house season upon us, I wanted to suggest that you take the opportunity to visit the e.p.i.c. School if you have a child going into Pre-K, JK or SK next year. My son has attended e.p.i.c. for the read more »

Programs Empower Kids to Help

Thursday, October 8th, 2009 | 1 Comment
Last week, we blogged about We Day, a Free the Children initiative that is meant to kick off a year-long plan of action. Two other programs, Project Give Back and Ryan’s Well, also empower children to have an impact. Each of these read more »

Help Picking Your Next Flick: Kids Movie Ratings that Work

Thursday, September 24th, 2009 | 0 Comments
Traditional movie ratings haven’t quite done it for me when it comes to choosing a movie for my kids. Even some G-rated movies can have upsetting scenes – for instance, I’ve heard lots of complaints about the demise of Nemo’s mom in read more »

The Queen of Resiliency

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009 | 0 Comments
One of my favorite posts on Penelope Trunk’s Brazen Careerist is A case study in staying resilient: My divorce.  Resilience is a big theme around here at Connected Parenting and Penelope Trunk, the self-styled “Queen of Resiliency,” is quite the role model.  Psychology Today seems read more »

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