Signs your uber-successful teen may be failing to thrive: And what to do about it

Signs your uber-successful teen may be failing to thrive: And what to do about it

Executive summary Parents and youth are at greater risk of becoming stressed out as online connectivity hypes every uncertain and fearful thought Perfectionism, the idea that you can meet unrealistic standards for self and others, is an unintended consequence of the...
No excuses required: On compassion and forgiveness in the family

No excuses required: On compassion and forgiveness in the family

As an eager student of the human condition, I get really excited about the strategic value of forgiveness as an essential mindset that promotes resilience and healing. And yet forgiveness is so misunderstood; it is often confused with excusing bad or offensive...
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...
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...
Connecting the hearts and minds of youth to create a safe space

Connecting the hearts and minds of youth to create a safe space

Today’s youth are dealing with adult issues in ways that are intensified through mobile connectivity. As the world is brought in closer through cyber connectivity, many youth find themselves over-exposed with great intensity to the emotions inspired by the insecurity...
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...