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Why Kids Whine

Monday, December 6th, 2010 | 0 Comments
  [Originally posted at Just the Facts, Baby] December 4, 2010 by Jennifer Kolari |  Few things are more irritating to a parent’s ear than whining, or “nose talking” as we call it in our family. Here’s why it happens–and what to do about it.                                                                                                      Why read more »

Parenting Your Sensitive or Anxious Child: Listen to Jennifer Kolari on the Parenting Summit Tomorrow!

Thursday, March 25th, 2010 | 0 Comments
Connected Parenting founder Jennifer Kolari will do a teleseminar on Parenting Your Super-Sensitive or Anxious child at 12 p.m. EST tomorrow (March 25) as part of  the Parenting Summit. Click here to sign up for free if you haven’t registered yet. read more »

The Parenting Summit Starts Tomorrow (March 19)

Thursday, March 18th, 2010 | 0 Comments
Connected Parenting founder Jennifer Kolari was honored to be asked to be part of Jacqueline Green‘s week-long online Parenting Summit that starts tomorrow, Friday, March 19. The Summit covers a wide variety of topics that are very important to parents who want to know 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 »

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 »

New Theory Suggests that Overly Sensitive Children Have Over-sized Potential: Orchid Children

Friday, November 20th, 2009 | 6 Comments
An article in the December issue of the Atlantic reports on a new theory that genes that predispose people to anxiety, depression, and behavioural problems, also seem to endow people with enormous potential. According to this “orchid hypothesis”: “[B]ad genes can create dysfunction read more »

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