Connected Parenting shares techniques that therapists use to help parents soothe their child as well as enhance the parent-child bond and is based on the understanding that correcting and guiding behavior works best when it is preceded by and linked to empathy. At the heart of this parenting model is the CALM Technique which helps parents accurately attune to children’s affect and experience. These empathic interactions release reward chemicals in the brain that stimulate positive emotions and increase order and balance in the nervous system. Reward chemicals, including natural opiates, endorphins, and a powerful hormone called oxytocin, reduce and inhibit stress hormones and bathe the brain in positive emotions that ripple through every cell in the body. The benefits of empathy and compassion have a strong base in science that cannot be underestimated. Simply put, it is brain food, the emotional nutrition all of us need, perhaps our children most of all.
Although many parenting techniques stress the importance of empathy, Connected Parenting will show you how to use it skillfully to repair frayed bonds, deescalate tantrums, contain and correct difficult behaviors and help your child to become more confident and emotionally resilient. We use a collaborative and supportive coaching model and provide inspirational, easy-to-understand techniques grounded in neuroscience and attachment. In the end, your child will be more compliant, more relaxed, and – most importantly – happier. Connected Parenting will bring out the best in you and your child.
CONNECTED PARENTING EPISODE 37 – When Nice is…Not So Nice
In this episode, Jennifer talks about the downside of being nice and how being nice can be toxic. There is a big difference between being nice and being kind. Discover the difference and learn why being kind is always the better choice.
CONNECTED PARENTING EPISODE 36 – The Art of Staying Neutral
In this episode, Jennifer discusses the art of being neutral, one of the most important pillars in the Connected Parenting method. Although it may sound simple, it is often the hardest thing to do. People often have different ideas of what being neutral actually means. Jennifer discusses the nuances and delivers practical and meaningful strategies to help you stay neutral and stay calm.
CONNECTED PARENTING EPISODE 35 – Halloween… A Scary Time for Parents!
Halloween can be such a fun time for kids...candy, costumes and decorations! However, for many of our kids Halloween can mean anxiety and behavioural issues! This can make it a scary time for parents! In this episode Jennifer shares how to combat the halloween fears and the bedtime scares, and keep you and your kids CALM this Halloween!
CONNECTED PARENTING EPISODE 34 – What a Shame about Shame!
Healthy shame vs. toxic shame and how to know the difference. In this episode, Jennifer will help you understand the difference between these two types of shame and she will show you how to help your children understand it too.
CONNECTED PARENTING EPISODE 33 – Healthy Adversity
In this episode, Jennifer talks about how important it is to let kids experience healthy adversity. Challenges, mistakes, and failures are critical to learning, good mental health, and emotional resilience. Learn how to help your children benefit from life’s contrasts and bumps and how to stay calm while you do.
CONNECTED PARENTING EPISODE 32 – Let’s Talk… Back to School.
In this Episode, Jennifer talks Back to School again, this time with special Guest Natalie Syrmopoulos from Evolving with Natalie. Jennifer and Natalie are both parents and they discuss the unique challenges that parents face this school year.
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The best parenting podcast out there
I saw a YouTube video of one of Jennifer’s talks and it was so good, so enlightening. So I am so thrilled that she now has a podcast! She has a fantastic way of helping you understand what’s going on in your child’s brain and your own brain and the best part is - she gives you really practical and useful tools to use.