Connected Parenting

Connected Parenting


Messy Rooms Teen Edition | CP151

February 23, 2024

Have you been struggling with your teenager's messy room and not sure how to handle it?


Well, I've got some insights on what the messy room really means for your teen and strategies to help manage it in a way that supports their mental well-being.


Find out my tips for setting boundaries while respecting their space, breaking big tasks into smaller steps, and using organizational systems that help to keep them on track.


Listen in to hear the difference between "mess in motion" and "mess in stasis" and how both can impact their psyche. 




Jennifer's Takeaways:


Intro (00:00)

Setting Boundaries With Teenagers' Personal Spaces (02:22)

Teenage Messiness + Its Impact On Mental Health (04:29)

Organizing Teenagers' Spaces For Better Mental Health (08:35)

Managing Teenagers' Messy Rooms + Emotional Well-Being (10:29)




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 exampes 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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