Connected Parenting

Connected Parenting

How To Be a Frontal Lobe | CP157

April 05, 2024

Today we are diving into the idea that as parents, we're essentially acting as substitute frontal lobes for our children.

After an Instagram short I posted went viral, I realized just how much this idea resonated with so many of you.

We are looking at:

Why are we more than just parents in the traditional sense?

What does stepping into the role of a substitute frontal lobe truly entail for us and our kids?

Why has nature designed our parenting roles this way?

Join me as we unravel these questions and explore the profound implications this perspective holds for our parenting journey.

Are you ready to look at parenting through a completely new lens? Let's get into it.

Jennifer's Takeaways:

Intro (00:00)

Brain Development + Reactive Responses (01:05)

Parenting + Brain Development (04:22)

Child Development + Parenting Strategies (07:48)

Adjusting Expectations For Children's Brain Development (11:12)

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 the 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).