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...
‘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...
How to get educated about the apps that interest your child

How to get educated about the apps that interest your child

One thing is for certain about growing up and parenting in a cyber-powered world: change is the constant. Never before have parents been so ignorant of what is happening in their children’s lives. And by the same token, never before has transparency been more...

12 Resilience factors for modern youth and families

Last Friday, mental health and addiction specialists, parents, educators and faith leaders assembled in Sacramento to explore insights about the purpose and power of suffering as a response to behavioral health issues of modern life. This symposium was the 2016 fall...
When your teen is angry, hostile or withdrawn, say this so they will want to listen

When your teen is angry, hostile or withdrawn, say this so they will want to listen

Growing up with apps and devices changes the way in which youth perceive authority – which is a more relational experience, and less a matter of formal title (parent, teacher, president). By the same token, kids today are incredibly vulnerable as they value...
Improving family relations in a cyber-powered world: Argue less, love more & build trust

Improving family relations in a cyber-powered world: Argue less, love more & build trust

In order to stay well-informed about what is happening in a tech-savvy child’s life, we must be open to collaboration with youth who are living with adult issues at earlier ages (anxiety, bullying, addictions and exploitation). Collaborate: to work jointly on an...