My two cents
Yesterday I taught a Fresh Start Family Culture Trainer Certification workshop at Beloved Recovery in Roseville. Beloved Recovery founder, Mary Lisa Patton, B.A.Psych, CADCII, ICADC, ISI, brought with her a very compelling articled penned by Dr. Don Grant, publisher of Amplified Magazine, a Division of The American Psychological Association, which declared digital devices as the new designer drug that has inspired a global pandemic of addiction.
It is true that all innovations can be used for good, or not good. This goes for matches, the automobile, prescription drugs and smart devices. The question remains who is in charge? You or the device?
To learn more about how to read the signs that digital addiction is governing your family life, check out this Sacramento Cyber Safety Examiner article…
Joanna Jullien is an author, educator and speaker on strengthening the parent-child relationship in a cyber powered world. She is a mother of two grown sons, the author of The Authority In Me: The Power of Family Life in the Network Culture, produces The Sacramento Cyber Safety Examiner column on Examiner.com, and is the CyberParenting advisor on The Fish 103.9FM. Her new book, A Google World in the Garden of Eden: Five Family-Safe Strategies for Texting and Social Media is now available for PC and all eReader formats including Kindle, Nook, iPad.
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As the Sacramento Cyber Safety Examiner, my personal mission is to educate and inspire parents from all walks of life and social settings to realize their inherent authority to govern the home and educate the child about their own power; the personal power that comes from the spiritual resilience of your chosen faith. And so I write for Examiner.com to express the passion of my mother heart to a diverse audience.