Connected Parenting

Connected Parenting

Reading with Korbalagae Kuawogai | CP135

October 20, 2023

My guest this week Korbalagae Kuawogai is not your average kindergarten teacher; she's an absolute expert in her field and the brilliant mind behind "Teach My Kinder."

Korbalagae is on a mission to support preschool and kindergarten moms and parents, helping them kick that overwhelming stress to the curb when it comes to their children's reading progress.

If you are ready to have your kids actually enjoying the process of learning to read this episode is for you!

Jennifer's Takeaways:

  • Early childhood education and parenting (01:43)
  • Teaching kindergarten during COVID-19 pandemic (07:49)
  • Reading skills and phonemic awareness (10:57)
  • The importance of reading and making it enjoyable for children (15:18)
  • Making reading fun and engaging for children (21:17)
  • Using fun activities to teach reading and math (24:27)
  • Parental fears and misconceptions about reading development (29:59)
  • Teaching children to read through concrete and abstract methods (35:39)
  • Parenting strategies for early childhood development (45:04)

About Korbalagae Kuawogai

Korbalagae helps preschool/kindergarten Moms to stop stressing and feeling overwhelmed about their children’s reading progress so they can focus on teaching their children to read while having fun. She is passionate about sharing early literacy information to help Moms take an active role in their children’s learning. She is the founder of Teach My Kinder.

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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).