Worried about how social media influences your child? Then understand what you can control

Worried about how social media influences your child? Then understand what you can control

Regretfully, I must open this update with the reality about the life and death decisions our children are making in the social network and in the flesh. As the Chair of the Coalition for Placer Youth I was invited to attend a vigil for a Rocklin senior high school...
Building youth resilience to violent extremism in the social network

Building youth resilience to violent extremism in the social network

In the beginning of the year, a private contractor with the Department of Homeland Security reached out to me to collaborate on grassroots efforts to counter the radicalization of youth into violent ideologies by gangs, neo-Nazis, terrorists, and other groups...
Educators learning to connect mental health with student success

Educators learning to connect mental health with student success

Last Monday, over 600 educators from across the state convened at William Jessup University in Rocklin to address the mental health and wellness needs of modern youth as a critical success factor for their profession. Organized by Wellness Together, a  non-profit...
The ‘two-percent solution’ to parenting tech-savvy youth

The ‘two-percent solution’ to parenting tech-savvy youth

Michael Anne Conley, LMFT, is an expert on helping people make positive changes to become better versions of themselves by overcoming limiting habits, such as addiction, anxiety and procrastination. She understands intimately how to perceive and process the connection...
Helping a child with behavior issues unlock the key to personal success & happiness

Helping a child with behavior issues unlock the key to personal success & happiness

One of the best parts of my mission is that I get to hang out with incredibly intelligent and caring people, who freely offer insights about what they are learning about human nature in their discipline, be it religious, mental health and addiction treatment, family...
The human mind, ‘memes’ and the internet: Who will your children follow?

The human mind, ‘memes’ and the internet: Who will your children follow?

So the “slenderman meme” is in the news again. You may know that a meme is a concept or a character that circulates in the cyber social world as people build upon it and share it with a common narrative. A foul fictional internet character (much like a fairytale...