[PLEASE NOTE: If your child is experiencing something traumatic, seek professional help and support. Today's conversation is for normal everyday moments when children blame others or feel like everything is always going wrong for them.]
As a parent, one of the most important things to remember is that your children are always watching and learning from you. By gauging their responses to the world based on yours, they intuitively learn how to navigate life.
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.
The reality is we can't control life's conditions, but we can always control our responses to them. This mindset gives us and our children the confidence to approach life, take risks, and take on challenges knowing we have what it takes to come out the other side no matter what life throws our way.
Join me as we explore ways to have conversations about these pivotal life lessons that feel loving and validating for your child.
Meet Jennifer Kolari
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).