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Jennifer Kolari

MSW, RSW, CHT, NLP, CYF, Child and Family Therapist, Board Certified NLP Practitioner, Board Certified Hypnotherapist, and Founder of Connected Parenting

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). Jennifer 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 the U.S. and Canada. Her advice can also be found in many Canadian and U.S. 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 behaviors and build children’s emotional resilience and emotional shock absorbers. Kolari’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.

CALM is Your Superpower

Saturday April 9 | 12pm - 3:45pm EST

Learn a neuroscience-based parenting model that will transform your relationship with your child and with your clients.

Parents are left drained, ashamed, and beating themselves up at the end of the day... and kids are experiencing higher levels of depression and anxiety than ever. When you’re parenting a strong-willed child or “gladiator child,” as I like to call them, many of the practical, sensible parenting models that work beautifully on other kids will backfire.
 

It’s time for a revolution in parenting that’s based on the neuroscience of love.

 

This course will teach you the very same skills therapists use to enhance your communication skills and strengthen the connection between you and your child. Imagine if instead of screaming matches, never-ending negotiations, or feeling like you’re at your child’s mercy at every family gathering, you could:
 

  • Become deeply present with your child and maintain a calm, neutral presence that de-escalates tantrums and eases anxiety.

  • Meet your child where they are and use empathy to naturally soothe their emotional responses by creating a deep sense of safety.

  • Listen to what your child is showing you with their actions but not telling you with their words so that you can actually address what’s upsetting them.

  • Use language and communication techniques as “brain food” or “emotional nutrition” to trigger the release of reward chemicals in their brain.

  • Create a deeper connection with your child so that your bond can weather any storm.


Learning this method and feeding your child this “brain food” will:

  • Increase neuroplasticity and improve your child’s ability to respond to their world instead of react.

  • Improve the brain’s ability to regulate, speed up the capacity for learning, and build emotional resilience so that children have the emotional hardware to handle whatever life throws at them

  • Strengthen your child from the inside out, defuse tantrums almost instantly, and improve communication and connection.

  • Help them understand that although they cannot always control conditions in life, they can always control their emotional response to those conditions

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Relate with your child and maintain a calm, neutral presence that de-escalates tantrums and eases anxiety.

  2. Detect where your child is and use empathy to naturally soothe their emotional responses by creating a deep sense of safety.

  3. Identify what your child is showing you with their actions but not telling you with their words so that you can actually address what’s upsetting them.

  4. Apply language and communication techniques as “brain food” or “emotional nutrition” to trigger the release of reward chemicals in their brain.

  5. Support your child so that your bond can weather any storm.