Signs you may be a co-dependent parent

Last week Dr. Jessica Rodriguez, CEO of Gateway Corp in Sacramento and OnSite Strategies in Roseville, delivered a talk on the impact of shame and co-dependency in treating addiction as a family problem to counselors and therapists at Sierra Vista Hospital. Rodriguez...
California educators convene to address student mental health

California educators convene to address student mental health

At Core Connectivity, we believe that every human being has been granted a spirit of power and love and sound mind, and that this power must be defended one heart and mind, one family and one community at a time. To that end, cyber connectivity has created a power...
How to help your teen define and pursue success

How to help your teen define and pursue success

(This feature is based upon a Core Connectivity parent workshop on setting your teen up for success. To book a workshop at your school or church, contact Joanna). Defining success for yourself and your teen is probably one of the most important things that a parent...
Understanding the pros and cons of anxiety in a cyber-powered world

Understanding the pros and cons of anxiety in a cyber-powered world

I recently came across an article in Psychology Today about the correlation between social media and anxiety. This is of great interest to me, because parenting tech-savvy teens requires us to better understand how the young hearts and minds in our families and...
How to get your teen to really connect with you about their troubles

How to get your teen to really connect with you about their troubles

Dr. Susan Landes is the founder of the Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Centers in Auburn and Davis. She works with adolescents and children who suffer from anxiety, depression and behavioral health disorders (cutting, drug use, aggression, suicidal thoughts and...
Trauma-informed parenting & forgiveness

Trauma-informed parenting & forgiveness

It is my passion to inform and inspire parents today about connecting with their tech-savvy youth. The primary objective of my research and training development is to strengthen and restore family bonds essential to creating a secure and peaceful society in a...
Why talking about teen marijuana use is so difficult and necessary

Why talking about teen marijuana use is so difficult and necessary

Last Thursday, parents, educators and counselors gathered at Victory High School in Rocklin for a workshop on teen wellness and the risks of marijuana use by youth. Open to the public, this event was co-sponsored by the Coalition for Placer Youth, Wellness Together,...
Why do they act that way? What parents need to know about brain science and childhood experiences

Why do they act that way? What parents need to know about brain science and childhood experiences

Without disparaging the innovative benefits of cyber technology, it is fair to say that today’s tech-savvy youth are exposed to levels of hostility (these adult issues of bullying, addictions and sexual exploitation) with greater intensity than pre-internet...
‘Stop yelling at me!’ Why your child may not hear what you have to say

‘Stop yelling at me!’ Why your child may not hear what you have to say

This update features how important it is to distinguish our opinions from wisdom in this latest Core Connectivity post: Why loving tech-savvy youth requires us to surrender our opinions. Easier said than done because the world conditions us to lead conversations with...
Why loving tech-savvy youth requires us to surrender our opinions

Why loving tech-savvy youth requires us to surrender our opinions

One of the most important things modern youth need from parents today is wisdom which is often confused with opinion. Human opinion may be informed by wisdom (lessons and insights from life experience), but it always offers limited understanding of a person, situation...