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...
Family talking points about Prop 64 and marijuana use among youth

Family talking points about Prop 64 and marijuana use among youth

Last week, Jon Daily, LCSW, CADC-II, spoke to therapists, physicians and counselors at Sierra Vista Hospital about the challenge Proposition 64 presents youth. Passed last November, Proposition 64 is California legislation that decriminalizes and regulates the...
Tips for issuing your child their first smartphone

Tips for issuing your child their first smartphone

The most important decision a parent will make is how and when to grant their child access to their own smartphone. It is a common question, which is often answered in an ad hoc way, by what is happening in other families. Usually there is extreme pressure because...

A post-Christmas message about family & forgiveness

For many people, Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays are very stressful times. Many families can feel like a war-zone, where it is not a safe place to celebrate the goodness of life or the bad memories of abuse and condemnation take on new life. Our guest blogger, Dr....

Faith ties that bind us into one agenda: Freedom to worship

This from the desk of the president of the Interfaith Council of Greater Sacramento, Jon Fish. *** Ah, a new beginning and a new year – with realistic spillover from 2016. Attitude determines altitude, right? It’s that well-known verse of “Two men...