CONNECTED PARENTING EPISODE 62 – The Good, The Bad And The Lovely

by Mar 7, 2022Jennifer Kolari, Parenting Advice, Podcasts

At times parenting can be really gritty, ugly, hard and frustrating. It can take us to some really dark places and that we mom’s especially don’t always feel comfortable talking about that.

Often leaving us feeling quite alone living in shame as though we are the only ones feeling this way living with a gladiator child.

If this is an area you can relate to join me and my guest Natalie in our get real conversation on what it means to parent even in hard times, especially when parenting our gladiator child who tend to be the more sassy, spicy, feisty kind of kids.


Intro (00:00)
What’s Wrong With Me? (3:28)
Life Revolved Around Our Child’s Mood (5:31)
Parenting A Gladiator (8:34)
Reasons Behind The Gladiator Child (12:55)
It’s Not Your Fault (16:25)
Build The Connection (21:31)


Jennifer Kolari is the host of the “Connected Parenting” weekly podcast and the co-host of “The Mental Health Comedy” podcast. Kolari is a frequent guest on Nationwide morning shows and podcasts in th US and Canada. Her advice can also be found in many Canadian and US magazines such as; Today’s Parent, Parents Magazine and Canadian Family.

Kolari’s powerful parenting model is based on the neurobiology of love, teaching parents how to use compassion and empathy as powerful medicine to transform challenging behavior and build children’s emotional resilience and emotional shock absorbers.

Jennifer’s wisdom, quick wit and down to earth style help parents navigate modern-day parenting problems, offering real-life examples as well as practical and effective tools and strategies.

Her highly entertaining, inspiring workshops are shared with warmth and humour, making her a crowd-pleasing speaker with schools, medical professionals, corporations and agencies throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

One of the nation’s leading parenting experts, Jennifer Kolari, is a highly sought- after international speaker and the founder of Connected Parenting. A child and family therapist with a busy practice based in San Diego and Toronto, Kolari is also the author of Connected Parenting: How to Raise A Great Kid(Penguin Group USA and Penguin Canada, 2009) and You’re Ruining My Life! (But Not Really) Surviving the Teenage Years with Connected Parenting (Penguin Canada, 2011).

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