Are you a frustrated Parent?

Why is it always a struggle to get them to do what you ask?

Remember this morning when you woke your kids up… how they got ready on time… listened cheerfully… followed their morning routine and thanked you for everything you do?
Of course not!! That doesn’t happen!
They slapped each other at the breakfast table, were mad that you didn’t make them what they wanted, ignored your pleading, and moved in slow-motion with one leg in their pants for half an hour. 
This is the reality in most households all over the world and not just in the mornings… It’s all day, every day, and it is exhausting. 
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Parenting is hard
it’s getting harder!!
The world is very different today and the parenting methods that worked on us when we were children and teens don’t really work very well anymore.
You’re not imagining it… Kids are more challenging today!
Children and teens today are feisty, spicy, and often very difficult to please… Many of them are what I like to call “gladiators”. Parenting today is frustrating, worrying, and at times completely exhausting.
Kids have access to much more information, have so many more experiences, and feel comfortable challenging their parents, but they are actually far more anxious!
Here is what you need to know… Behavior is never the problem.  It is a symptom of the problem and many behaviours like defiance, anger, temper tantrums, sibling rivalry, procrastination, and difficulty with transitions actually stem from anxiety. Anxiety either goes inward into clinginess, refusing to take risks, teariness and crying or outward into bossiness, prickly,  controlling and defiant behavior. Once you understand the nature of anxiety and address it, behavioural change follows along with decreased anxiety and increased calm.
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It teaches parents how to use empathy and connection as medicine to defuse tantrums and meltdowns, build emotional resilience, increase compliance and bring out the best in your child.


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Jennifer Kolari

Author, Speaker, Parent Expert

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 Toronto and San Diego, 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). Kolari is a frequent guest on Canada AM, CBC, Breakfast Television, CTV News Channel, and Global’s The Morning Show. Her advice can be found in many Canadian and U.S. magazines, such as Today’s ParentRedbookParents Magazine and Canadian Family. Kolari is on Chatelaine magazine’s health advisory board and entertains and educates audiences with her powerful parenting model based on the neurobiology of love. Kolari’s wisdom, quit wit and down-to-earth style helps 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. 

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All children and teens can be challenging at times, but some are different. They don't seem to respond as well to the sensible consequences and strategies that work with other kids. At Connected Parenting, you'll learn to use the tools that therapists use to help your child develop the emotional and neurological hardware they need to deal with whatever life throws at them.

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Learn To

use language as powerful medicine that will bring real and lasting positive change to you and everyone in your family. 

Learn To

stay levelheaded and calm and work as a team with those who share in raising your gladiator child.

Learn To

use effective limit setting to soothe your child from the inside out, drastically reducing meltdowns and tantrums while strengthening your child’s loving connection to you. 

"Jennifer Kolari provides us with a clear-minded view of how to create and continue an open, attuned relationship with our children while they move through important and at times tumultuous transition from childhood to adulthood called adolescence. Connected Parenting is an accessible and often entertaining guide to understanding the importance of communication in the parent-child relationship and how changes in the teen’s brain can make loving, supportive connection difficult to maintain. Filled with practical steps and memorable stories, the insights of Kolari’s important strategies will help the busy parent both survive and thrive through these crucial and challenging times."

Daniel J. Siegel, M.D
Co-Author, The Whole-Brain Child and Parenting from the Inside Out; Author, Mindsight and The Developing Mind , Executive Director, Mindsight Institute Clinical Professor, UCLA School of Medicine

"Who to be as Parents... “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 behavioral solutions, but on building warm, nurturing relationship with our children, with insight and compassion not only for their little flaws, but also for our own larger ones."

Gabor Maté MD
A renowned speaker, and bestselling author, Dr. Gabor Maté is highly sought after for his expertise on a range of topics including addiction, stress and childhood development.

"Hi Jennifer... it was a total Breath of fresh air. Thank you for not making me feel crazy. For making me feel like I’m an ok mother! Thank you for empathizing with us parents on this hard road. My kids come from trauma so there’s that whole other layer. Anyhow, I just had to send a note to let you know that I’m so thankful for your support. I am going to listen to it probably 20 times. I need the CALM technique. Thanks again! ♥️"


"“We felt we had tried every parenting technique in the world and nothing seemed to make a difference in helping us and our son cope with the difficult behaviors he has because of ADHD. It felt like there was no light at the end of the tunnel. Then we found Connected Parenting. These strategies were crucial to rebuilding the bonds of trust and respect that the challenging behaviors had eroded.”"

Connected Parenting client

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