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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 »

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 »

The Connected Parenting book review by ChinaBerry.

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

Connected Parenting receives Mom’s Choice Award!

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011 | 5 Comments
The Connected Parenting  Book is a Silver Award winner in the 2010 MOM’S CHOICE AWARDS.  The Mom’s Choice Awards® is known for establishing the benchmark of excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. This annual competition recognizes authors, inventors, companies, parents and others for 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 »

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 »

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 »

Camp Green Acres Director Recommends the Connected Parenting Book

Thursday, March 25th, 2010 | 0 Comments
Robyn Hochglaube, director of Camp Green Acres, wrote a lovely review of the Connected Parenting book after hearing Jennifer Kolari’s keynote at this year’s Ontario Camps Association conference. Robyn says that mirroring “really works!” and that she “highly recommend[s] a trip to 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 »

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 »

The Power of Words

Monday, February 1st, 2010 | 0 Comments
Guest blogger Kim Schewitz is a marketing consultant, writer and mother of two. A radiant summer’s day finds the sandbox wriggling and writhing with clammy contenders for the lone dump truck. Two pairs of chubby, dimpled paws simultaneously lay claim and an animated read more »

Thursday is a Big Day at the e.p.i.c. School – Come for the Open House, Stay for Jennifer Kolari

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010 | 0 Comments
You may recall that back in October I recommended that anyone looking for a great nursery/kindergarten check out the e.p.i.c. School open house. As I said at the time, we’ve had an amazing experience at the school. This Thursday, January 28, from read more »

Don’t Miss Jennifer Kolari on the Parent’s Plate Today

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010 | 2 Comments
Don’t miss out on hearing Jennifer Kolari discuss the Connected Parenting book on the Parent’s Plate with Brenda Nixon today at 10am! 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 »

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 »

Praise for Connected Parenting

Monday, January 11th, 2010 | 0 Comments
Some kind words for the Connected Parenting book from Amanda of Kickyboots posted on Work It Mom: “…Our eldest child is what one might call ‘difficult’ and as she neared her third birthday I was about ready to box her up and FedEx her 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 »

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 »

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 »

A Today's Parent Minute on Connected Parenting

Monday, November 9th, 2009 | 0 Comments
Check out this clip of a Today’s Parent Minute on 680 news. Today’s Parent Editor in Chief, Caroline Connell, discusses the Connected Parenting book and Jennifer Kolari’s mirroring technique! read more »

Jacqueline Green Reviews Connected Parenting

Monday, November 9th, 2009 | 0 Comments
Jacqueline Green at Great Parenting Practices has written an amazing review of the Connected Parenting book. She calls Jennifer Kolari’s mirroring technique “the best technique [she’s] encountered in ten years of parenting education.” read more »

Boundaries Without Borders

Monday, November 2nd, 2009 | 0 Comments
Guest blogger Kim Schewitz is a marketing consultant, writer and mother of two. “Wake up, Lazy Bones,” the cheerful 5-year-old alarm sings at 6am. You pry your lashes from their ferocious grip and groan internally (you think) that your few hours of respite are read more »

Jennifer Kolari Discusses Dealing With Difficult In-laws

Friday, October 30th, 2009 | 0 Comments
This week at Kolari’s Corner on InfoMommy, Jennifer Kolari answers a question from a reader who is struggling with her in-laws. Jennifer advises using her CALM method to de-escalate the conflict, employing mirroring statements to show that you understand your in-laws’ point of view. read more »

See Jennifer Kolari at Yorkdale on Sunday

Friday, October 23rd, 2009 | 0 Comments
Jennifer Kolari will speak at the Indigo in Yorkdale Shopping Centre at 2pm this Sunday, October 25. Stay after the talk to get your book signed and have a chance to chat with Jennifer. read more »

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