Episode #76

Wait Till Your Father Gets Home

The Connected Parenting Method

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About This Episode:

There is often a lot of talk about moms and what moms struggle with but there’s not as much information out there to support dads. For this reason today on the podcast I am talking to my husband Barrett about his 15 years experience with “Connected Parenting”. He shares some of the concerns and questions that dads are coming to us with and how we help them figure out solutions to their struggles.

So Dads listen in … (or even if you are a Mom) join us today both in listening in and then the conversation over on social media. We would love to hear your take on today’s podcast episode.

Let us know if we missed any important concerns that you would like to see addressed in an upcoming episode.


Intro (00:00)
Secondary Parenting (1:50)
Parenting Is A Partnership (5:13)
Easier To Be Supportive (7:28)
The Importance of Compassion & Empathy (11:03)
Dad’s Are Super Important (15:22)
Mr Hand Visits (18:17)
Connection Is Huge (21:03)

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).

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