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Sep 4 2019

CTLP Episode 132- Raising Connoisseur Kids with Jennifer L. Scott


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Show Notes-

Today on Cultivating the Lovely, MacKenzie Koppa brings back her popular Season 4 guest, Jennifer L. Scott. Jennifer has a new book for families, Connoisseur Kids: Etiquette, Manners, and Living Well for Parents and Their Little Ones, which is the main topic of this week’s episode. MacKenzie and Jennifer talk about why and how to instill confidence, care and capability into our children so that they become the kind of adults we all want to be around. 

  • MacKenzie asks Jennifer about her new exercise routine with a Rebounder trampoline
  • Some of the reasons Jennifer wrote Connoisseur Kids and why she feels it is so needed
  • A sneak peek into the subjects and format of the book
  • Instilling confidence in our children through teaching them how to interact with new people
  • The high value of teaching our children how to do chores and contribute to the family



  • Phrasing your requests for kids to help in a positive, motivating way
  • Jennifer’s desire to bring back some selflessness, good sportsmanship and civility to our culture
  • Helping our children build good hygiene habits while they are young
  • Motivating kids to choose healthy foods by involving them in the process
  • Playing games and activities to get kids moving and build good attitudes about exercise
  • Teaching children to keep routines and to do those things with a happy heart
  • Taking care of what we have so that we are good stewards of our belongings

Current Lovelies-

Jennifer: enjoying reading aloud to her children and the special time they share around stories

Resources Mentioned-


Connoisseur Kids

Little House on the Prairie

The Indian in the Cupboard

Find Jennifer-

You can find Jennifer on her website,, or on her blog, The Daily Connoisseur. You can also follow her on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

Find MacKenzie-

You can find MacKenzie Koppa on Instagram, Facebook, and the CTL Facebook Group, of course! You can also listen to her family-friendly podcast The Same Page!

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