CONNECTED PARENTING EPISODE 67 – Creativity, Play And Exploration With Zoe Kolari

by Apr 11, 2022Connected Play, Jennifer Kolari, Meet the Therapists, Parenting Advice, Podcasts

On today’s episode I am joined by my daughter Zoe who does pediatric work with children teaching them how to control their emotions so they don’t control them.

Zoe will also be sharing her tips for how we as parents can make things work better for our children when they’re involved in therapy or with a life coach. We will discuss what works and what doesn’t work so well.

…and finally you will get to hear her first hand experience on what it was like to be raised in a family with the CALM mirroring techniques I share here at Connected Parenting.



Intro (00:00)
Not A Therapist (3:16)
2 Options For The Brain (11:11)
It’s Not School (15:44)
Created Characters To Help Control (19:45)
Growing Up With Mirroring (21:37)



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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