There is a lot of information in the parenting world, that helps us understand what children are going through, what they’re experiencing, what’s behind some of their behaviors and how our behavior affects them. There is also a lot of information out there on how we as parents impact our children because of the trauma we faced growing up.
But there’s not a lot of discussion about how upsetting, traumatic and even devastating it can be to be a parent of a child that is suffering and struggling. If this is an area you find yourself in, you are not alone and there is nothing wrong with you as a parent.
Join me today for this week’s episode where I dive into this area of struggle, release the shame and discomfort and share with you some strategies on what you can do to help yourself while also being there for your child along the way.
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).