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Watch us on CBC’s Steven and Chris Show

Sunday, October 6th, 2013 | 0 Comments
We will be talking about something very relevant to today… censorship. With the Miley Cyrus controversy circulating multiple media outlets, we will be addressing concerns such as should your children be watching her? Should there be discussions about Miley’s behaviour and its read more »

Connect with Children During Tech-Free Time

Friday, September 6th, 2013 | 0 Comments
Jennifer Kolari offers four ways for parents to interact with their kids and make the most of  tech-free time.  Four ways for parents to connect with their children. read more »

Set Ground Rules Early

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013 | 0 Comments
See the Vancouver Sun’s article on advice from Jennifer Kolari regarding children and fashion:  Set Ground Rules Early to Encourage Age-Appropriate Dress read more »

The Truth About Lying: Parents Magazine

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013 | 0 Comments
Jennifer Kolari is quoted in an insightful article on kids and lying.  “All kids tell whoppers sometimes. The way you handle it can determine whether the fibs fade or become a big, fat problem”.  Read more read more »

Watch Us on CBC’s Steven and Chris Show

Thursday, April 4th, 2013 | 0 Comments
Our founder, Jennifer Kolari, will be discussing the most effective parenting techniques on Monday, October 9, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. on CBC’s Steven & Chris Show. To view Jennifer and the Parent Panel Team, click here. read more »

Raising Funds For Alzheimer’s Research

Friday, March 22nd, 2013 | 0 Comments
My husband Barry will be participating in the upcoming Scotiabank Pro-Am Hockey Tournament. This tournament is the largest of its kind in Canada and will support care and research in Alzheimer’s and related disorders at Baycrest. I hope you’ll sponsor him in read more »

Caring for an Alzheimer’s Patient

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013 | 0 Comments
Jennifer shares great insight into caring for parents with Alzheimer’s.  To read more about the long goodbye, click Jennifer’s blog   read more »

Making the Connection

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013 | 0 Comments
2013 East Kootenay Early Years Conference – Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27, 2013 Imagine  • Nurture  • Grow Helping All Children Succeed for Life – Success by 6 Feature Presenter – Jennifer Kolari – Making the Connection – Friday, April 26, 2013 – read more »

We’re working with your public library!

Friday, December 21st, 2012 | 0 Comments
Connected Parenting is dedicated to sharing the message of brain-based techniques for communication with children. That’s why we’re going behind the scenes and training the staff at Toronto Public Library about the developmental stages of children and teens. This staff-only workshop will focus read more »

Parents: Do Less, Connect more!

Thursday, December 13th, 2012 | 0 Comments
We live in an era of super-parenting, a phenomenon that stems from a desire to excel in every aspect of life, from exercise to income to childrearing. Parenting excites, concerns and engages us to, sometimes, obsessive degrees. Here a fascinating article about the read more »

The importance of 1-on-1 time with children

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012 | 0 Comments
According to a recent Statistics Canada study, in 1986 workers devoted 4.2 hours a day to family activities. By 2005 that had dropped to 3.4 hours. Between 2006 and 2008, family time plummeted 30 percent in the U.S., according to a report read more »

Do you know if your child is stressed?

Monday, November 26th, 2012 | 0 Comments
While programs like ballet and hockey and advanced math enrich our children’s lives and offer them skills they will use to build better selves, children need a healthy dose of parent time to really be rounded out into balanced beings. Just in time read more »

Public Workshop on “Hyperparenting”

Friday, November 16th, 2012 | 2 Comments
Are you a hyper parent? What if you are? What can be done about it? Learn about this common parenting blunder at a rare open-to-the public workshop by foremost brain-based parenting expert, Jennifer Kolari. When: Monday, December 3, 2012 from 7-8.30 pm Where: Bialik Hebrew read more »

Bullying and other mental health issues

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012 | 0 Comments
On Wednesday, February 6, Connected Parenting’s Jennifer Kolari will tackle bullying and other mental health issues in a “not-to-be-missed” seminar at Swansea Public School. Does your school need to hear this talk? Find out how to book a workshop here. read more »

Talk about tweens

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012 | 0 Comments
Jennifer explains how to deal when you start to notice your tween is rolling her eyes at you and treating you as if you’re so, like, not cool. Effective parenting tips here: http://www.kelownacapnews.com/lifestyles/177524061.html read more »

Life With a Preschooler Program hosts Jennifer

Sunday, October 28th, 2012 | 0 Comments
Jennifer Kolari, founder of Connected Parenting, will be the keynote speaker for the “Life with a Preschooler” program on November 28 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the Delta hotel in Markham. 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 »

7 Ways to Beat the Post-Holiday Blues

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012 | 0 Comments
A marathon of holidays, beginning with Halloween and ending with New Year’s, means a flurry of festivities, leisure time, late nights, and loads of sweets. But what goes up must come down, and after having lots of fun and leisure time with read more »

Is Connected Parenting coming to your school?

Friday, September 21st, 2012 | 0 Comments
October is a busy month for Connected Parenting. Jennifer Kolari, one of the nation’s leading parenting experts, and founder/author of Connected Parenting, is going to be teaching her brain-based parenting techniques to eager parents all around the GTA. Is your school on read more »

Upcoming events….

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012 | 0 Comments
Using anecdotes, humor, and sample dialogue, the parents at the below listed schools will be introduced to the Connected Parenting model. Jennifer will present both the theory and practice of successful parenting in a step-by-step manner. Most parents leave inspired with practical read more »

A Letter to All Women: Girls Need Female Role Models With Integrity

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012 | 0 Comments
If you are a mother, an aunt, a teacher, a friend to a young girl or woman, you possess the power to mentor, to help change their minds about the meaning of being beautiful, thus rescuing their potentials and redirecting them toward read more »

Are our pampered kids under too much pressure?

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012 | 0 Comments
They are also among the most harried – under parental pressure, they start to fret about their future success while still in elementary school. And although it may seem paradoxical, spoiling kids and fanatically focusing on them to succeed are linked: They read more »


Saturday, July 28th, 2012 | 1 Comment
    No matter how dark my mood, a visit to my exercise studio always transforms both my body and spirit. There, I am immersed in the present tense of boxing drills and weight classes, each session different, driven by the particular group of read more »

It’s camp time!

Monday, June 4th, 2012 | 0 Comments
And Connected Parenting is right there, counseling the counselors of Camp Winnebagoe. On Tuesday, June 26 from 1:30 – 3:00, Jennifer will share her methods of connecting with children with counselors at Camp Winnebagoe during their pre-camp training. read more »

Upcoming events…

Thursday, May 24th, 2012 | 0 Comments
Wednesday, June 20th from 9:30 – 12:00 – Jennifer will work with staff at Camp Kirk during their all-important pre-camp training. Then, on Tuesday, May 29th from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Jennifer will help prepare St. Alphonsus Catholic School families for a read more »

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"Connected Parenting advises us not just how to parent, but—far more important—who to be as parents. The therapeutic methods suggested by Jennifer Kolari are based not on simple-minded behavioural solutions, but on building warm, nurturing relationships with our children, with insight and compassion not only for their little flaws, but also for our own larger ones."
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