Connected Parenting: How to Raise a Great Kid

USD $42.99


**This is a recording of a Live Presentation given at the Institute of Child Psychology’s 2021 Children’s Mental Health Conference. As it is a Live recording, please note that there may be unscheduled technical difficulties, pauses/breaks, as well as reading of comments which you may not be able to see.

Connected Parenting: How to Raise a Great Kid

Developmental experiences have a profound impact on how a mature brain functions. The more pleasant experiences a child’s brain has, the more the brain specializes for positivity. In fact, scientists now know that strong bonding between parent and child increases the reward chemicals in the brain which have been proven to increase trust, deescalate heated situations, decrease anxiety and significantly improve emotional resilience. Parents are intimately responsible for this brain development and although they want to do everything possible to give their children the tools for resilience, social health and happiness, they don’t always know how. This must also be balanced with limit setting which is critical to a child’s emotional safety and optimal brain growth. In fact, parents are not really parents at all… They are substitute frontal lobes… providing inhibition, motivation and regulation by co-regulating until children develop a fully formed frontal lobe of their own. Connected Parenting brings these two essential factors together in a beautiful method based in Psycho-Neurobiology.

Outline of Session:

Jennifer Kolari will use her signature warmth and humour to demonstrate how a few changes in how you communicate can actually stimulate the production of Oxytocin in the brain.  This not only reduces anxiety, but also increases compliancy, builds resilience, and deescalates any situation. Through case studies and examples, Kolari will demonstrate how her CALM technique has become a blueprint for peaceful interactions that build strong relationships and happier families.


  • Audience will learn to share the Connected Parenting method with professionals so they can use these techniques in practice with their patients and their families.
  • Audience will be able to discuss the importance of brain plasticity and the adult’s role in helping children develop strong emotional hardware to regulate their moods.
  • Audience will better understand the importance of neutral, predictable limit setting on good mental and social health.
  • Audience will be able to understand the unique and important emotional and developmental milestones in adolescence.
  • Audience will be able to understand the impact of social media on the emotional health of teens.


  • CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION with 7.0 instructional hours & successful completion of a short quiz.
  • RESOURCESAccess to several mental health and parenting resources.
  • SUPPORT:​ Access to the institute should any questions arise.

This presentation is appropriate for parents, educators, child care professionals, caregivers, and mental health professionals.

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7 Hours



Age Group

2-17 Years

Instructor Information

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). Oprah has endorsed her work as revolutionary and life-changing.  As an international speaker, she speaks at events around the globe, spreading her message of conscious parenting and mindful living. She also has a private practice where she consults with families and couples. 

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