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Connected Parenting Podcast 🎙️
with Jennifer Kolari

4.8 • 180 Ratings
Top 1% Podcast
Over 1,500,000 listens
Each Week, We Share Science-Backed Techniques on How to Parent Your Sensitive Children.

Less Arguments. More Empathy. Deeper Bonds.
Incredible
I can't say enough great things about this podcast and I pass it on to every other mom that I know. Thank you so much for helping me raise my children, you are giving such a gift by sharing your knowledge. I can't tell you how much I've learned...

– Ellen Collind
Life Changing
I'm so thankful a friend recommended this podcast. I have never felt more seen as a parent of a gladiator and gifted kid while listening to this podcast! I have tried everything under the sun as a parent and for the first time in a long time have hope for the future as I parent my kids using the connected parenting methods. Thank you!!!!

– Alis Geor
Great Information
I have been telling everyone and anyone that will listen to try out these techniques. We have seen great strides with all our children. Such practical helpful advice.

– Lea Schin
Episode #157
How To Be a Frontal Lobe | CP157

Today we are diving into the idea that as parents, we're essentially acting as substitute frontal lobes for our children.

Episode #155
Grandparents: A Special Bond | CP155

Join me today to explore the richness of our relationship with grandparents, examining the contrast between modern parenting and the practices of their era, and together let's discover ways to navigate these differences for a more harmonious family dynamic.

Episode #155
Why Won't My Kids Just Listen? | CP155 Scheduled

If you find yourself repeating instructions endlessly without any response, you're not alone. In this week's episode we explore the reasons behind this common parenting challenge and offer a treasure trove of tips and tricks to turn the tide.

Episode #154
Navigating the Sometimes Very Tricky World of Highly Sensitive Kids & Food with Katie Kimball | CP154

In this special guest series episode, I am thrilled to welcome Katie Kimball, a renowned advocate for healthy kids cooking and founder of the Kids Cook Real Food eCourse.

Episode #153
How To Handle Divorce With Kids | CP153

Join me as we explore strategies for navigating divorce, aiming to minimize its impact on the youngest members of the family.

Episode #152
Blended Family | CP152

From practical advice on fostering harmony and understanding to creative strategies for bonding, this week's release is tailored to address the unique challenges and opportunities that come with blending families together.

Episode #151
Messy Rooms Teen Edition | CP151

Have you been struggling with your teenager's messy room and not sure how to handle it? In this week's episode I've got some insights on what the messy room really means for your teen and strategies to help manage it in a way that supports their mental well-being. Join me!!

Episode #150
Embracing Love as a Lifestyle: Practical Tips for a Warmer, More Loving February | CP150

As we embrace the month of love, February, we're going beyond the usual hearts, cards, and candies that adorn the stores. Let's explore how we can infuse our family life with the essence of love, making it the central theme not just for this month but as a foundational principle in our every day.

Episode #149
Messy Rooms | CP149

Join me as we explore strategies to encourage our little ones to keep their spaces relatively tidy. From understanding why their rooms end up looking like a mini tornado passed through, to practical tips and tricks that can make tidying up a less daunting task for them (and less of a headache for us).

Episode #148
Embracing Change and Sensitivity in Kids and Teens Q&A | CP148

If you're curious about nurturing a supportive environment that fosters resilience and emotional intelligence in your sensitive child or teen, this episode is a must-listen.

Episode #147
20 Seconds Of Courage | CP147

In this episode, we explore the importance of building this 'courage muscle' in children, especially those who aren't natural risk-takers. We'll discuss strategies to support them in trying new things, experiencing the joy of discovery, and the satisfaction of overcoming fears.

Episode #146
Holistic Healing: Dr. Omid Naim's Journey Beyond Traditional Psychiatry | CP146

So what does a more holistic approach to psychiatry look like? How can addressing family trauma transform our mental health? Why is the sense of community so critical for this journey? Join Dr. Omid Naim as we delve into these questions and more ...This episode is not just a dialogue; it's a journey towards understanding the deeper facets of mental well-being and how they affect us and our family's.

Episode #145
[REPLAY] Gifted Kids | CP145

Are you curious about the signs of giftedness and how recognizing these traits could help your child's development? If so, join me for this episode as we unravel the struggles and potential hidden talents of the gifted child!

Episode #144
[REPLAY] Healthy Adversity | CP144

How does facing something painful, difficult, or seemingly impossible help them grow? What happens when a child learns that they can overcome an obstacle that initially felt insurmountable? This kind of resilience-building is key to their development. If you're curious about how to help your child navigate and learn from life's lesser hardships, effectively preparing them for bigger challenges, this episode is for you.

Episode #143
[REPLAY] Big Hurts & Little Hurts | CP143

I believe that shielding children from every hurt and disappointment does more harm than good. The ability to handle life's troubles, be it breakups, not making a team, or job rejections, develops through experience. So, how do we ensure our children are developing this vital resilience? Find out in this week's episode.

Episode #142
Pathological Demand Avoidance | CP142

What exactly is pathological demand avoidance, how does it manifest in kids and could your child be showing signs of it? Let's unravel these mysteries together. Tune in to gain insights and perhaps, understand your little gladiator a bit better!

Episode #141
[REPLAY] Yelling | CP141

In this episode, I uncover the 'why' behind our shouting tendencies, the real impact it has on our little ones (hint: it's not good), and most importantly, what we can do instead.

Episode #140
Sixty Thousands Thoughts | CP140

Picture this: an average of 60,000 thoughts flow through our heads every day. But here's the catch – a whopping 75-80% of them are negative.Today we are diving into the fascinating world of thought hygiene.

Episode #138
The Freeze Response | CP138

We've previously discussed the fight and flight responses, but the freeze response is equally important and often less understood. In this episode, we'll be exploring what's happening inside the brain when this response kicks in.Whether you're a parent of a child, teenager, or young adult, or you're just curious about the inner workings of the human brain, this discussion has something for everyone.So, what exactly occurs during the freeze response? Tune in to find out!

Episode #137
[REPLAY] The Importance of Self Parenting | CP137

Self-compassion and loving self-parenting are critical to good mental health and help us be better parents to our children. Join me for some insight and tips on how we ensure we are making these kinds of steps for ourselves.

Episode #136
Connected Parenting Q&A With Jennifer Kolari | CP136

Join me for a Q&A episode of guidance, insights, and support on various topics that you, my amazing listeners, have sent in.

Episode #135
Reading with Korbalagae Kuawogai | CP135

My guest this week Korbalagae is on a mission to support preschool and kindergarten moms and parents, helping them kick that overwhelming stress to the curb when it comes to their children's reading progress.If you are ready to have your kids actually enjoying the process of learning to read this episode is for you!

Episode #134
Social Media & Its Influence On Our Kids | CP134

Join me on this journey through the social media landscape to understand its allure and the challenges it brings and together let's empower the next generation to be mindful digital citizens.

Episode #132
Emotional Dumping | CP132

Today I want to talk about what to do when your child, teen or young adult child emotionally dumps everything on you.

Episode #131
Anhedonia In Your Teen Or Young Adult | CP131

Today we're going to explore ways to support your child suffering from Anhedonia, and look at how to and when to get help.‍

Episode #130
Morning Windows [REPLAY] | CP130

Children aren't miniature adults. Initially, we regulate everything for them, then we co-regulate as they grow, and eventually, we guide from the sidelines as they learn self-regulation. It's vital to recognize that we act as their substitute frontal lobe until theirs fully matures.

Episode #129
Re-Release | Back To School | CP129

Curious about guiding your child through this return to school phase? Tune in for some valuable tips and strategies in this episode.

Episode #127
Raise a Leader Not a Follower | CP128

Whether your child needs assistance as a follower or already excels socially, this discussion will provide valuable strategies that you can use in all stages.

Episode#127
Navigating Strong-Willed Parenting with Sonali | CP127

Join us as we explore Sonali's transformative journey from her own spirited childhood to raising three strong-willed children, which has inspired her to develop a unique fusion of heart-centered and empowering parenting methods.

Episode #126
How To Make Family Events Better | CP126

In this episode, we will explore ten effective strategies to make these special occasions like summer BBQ's smoother and more enjoyable for both parents and their Gladiator children.

Episode#125
How To Have A Great Summer | CP125

Summer is a time to really slow down, enjoy life and each other. For this reason I like to make summer all about mirroring and connections and in today’s episode I want to do a quick kind of review and recap of the two.

Episode #124
Stop Overfunctioning and Empower Your Kids! | CP124

Today, we're talking about overfunctioning and how it can hinder our children's growth and independence when we do things for our kids that they can actually do themselves.

Episode #123
Relationship Advice Every Parent Needs | CP123

Whether you're navigating the toddler years, tackling the teenage challenges, or looking to strengthen your bond with your partner, this conversation I had as a guest over on the "Smart Family Podcast" speaks to all 3.

Episode #122
Anxiety Management | CP122

In today's episode I want to give you some strategies that you can integrate into your lives every day that will help you and your kids regulate and integrate anxiety.

Episode #121
Tour of The ADHD Brain | CP121

Join me as we unravel the complexities and shed light on ADHD.

Episode #120
Summer Camp | CP120

Join me as we navigate the do's and don'ts of summer camp, offering insights on how to make the most of this enriching experience for your children and discover its incredible potential for fostering personal and social development.

Episode #119
[REPLAY] The Father Effect | CP119

Join me for this week's episode, let's gain insights and perspectives on how to navigate fatherhood in these extraordinary times.

Episode #118
Conversation with a Grown Up Gladiator My Daughter Olivia | CP118

Listen in as we pick my daughter, Olivia's brilliant mind and explore the world of a gladiator child through her perspective.

Episode #117
Handling I Hate You's | CP117

In today's episode, we'll explore why the words "I hate You" are sometimes uttered, what actions we can take when faced with them, and how to work towards minimizing their occurrence in the future.

Episode #116
End Of The School Year Burn Out | CP116

Let's uncover the underlying causes of end-of-year burnout and discover actionable steps to make this period a smoother and more fulfilling one.

Episode #115
Unlocking Math Success: Expert Strategies and Insights with Rhonda Hewer | CP115

In today's episode, we delve into the world of mathematics education and the challenges kids often face when it comes to math. My guest, Rhonda, is an expert in the field with a strong passion for helping children and adolescents overcome their math struggles.

Episode #114
Happy Mother's Day 2023 | CP114

Today, let's take a moment to celebrate and appreciate all the hard work and dedication that moms bring to their families, and honor the incredible bond that exists between a mother and her child.

Episode #113
Be a Student Not a Victim

In this week's episode, I look specifically at how understanding that being a student in life rather than the victim is what gives children power, confidence, and emotional resilience.

Episode #112
From Anxiety to Empowerment with Dr Friedemann | CP112

My guest this week Dr Friedemann has for more than 20 years been helping people overcome fear and anxiety without medication --- ultimately supporting them in their break through of both their mental and emotional blocks to eventually become the empowered leaders of their lives.

Episode #111
When Your Child Has No Friends | CP111

As a parent, it's heart-wrenching to see your child starting school without a social safety net, left feeling alone and disconnected.It's natural to feel helpless and overwhelmed by the situation, but there are actionable steps you can take to empower your child and navigate through this trying experience.Together, let's explore the best ways to support your child during this difficult time, while managing your own emotions and fostering a positive path forward.

Episode #110
College Blues | CP110

In this episode, we’ll explore ways to connect with and support your child college age or not through the rollercoaster of emotions that come with disappointment. From mirroring their feelings to validating their experience, I am sharing tips to help you guide your child towards healing and moving forward.

Episode #109
A Conversation with Retired Navy SEAL Commander Jimmy May | CP109

Get ready for an exhilarating journey today as we launch into our first-ever interview series that will take us through the awe-inspiring lives of phenomenal individuals with powerful stories, wisdom to share, and tips to elevate our lives – and parenting game! It is with immense pleasure that I welcome our first guest and real-life superhero, my good friend, Jimmy May. A retired Navy SEAL Commander with 22 years of unparalleled courage and leadership under his belt, our conversation with Jimmy promises to be nothing short of phenomenal! So buckle up, and let's dive in!

Episode #108
It's Child's Play | CP108

Today, I'm going to do a bit of a deep dive into the importance of play, especially in terms of children's psychosocial development and how unstructured, non-guided play is absolutely critical to good mental health in children.

Episode #107
Screaming Teenage Hair Fits | CP107

Navigating the emotional outbursts commonly seen in teenagers can be a daunting task for parents. Today we'll explore why these "screaming teenage hair fits" occur, what triggers them and effective strategies to help de-escalate them; as well as talk about when we are most likely to see an end to this phase so that you may look forward with hope!