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...
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...
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...
Parents, is your smartphone robbing your child of attention critical to cyber safety?

Parents, is your smartphone robbing your child of attention critical to cyber safety?

(This is a reprint with some edits from my Sacramento Cyber Safety Examiner column on Examiner.com) A recent article published by the American Academy of Pediatrics encourages parents to put down their smart phones and pay undivided attention to their young children...

A simple truth that empowers youth to be cyber-safe

(This is a reprint from my Sacramento Cyber Safety Examiner article in Examiner.com). A recent article by journalist Samantha Tehran in the Parent Herald features the need for parents to let go of control of their children in their teen years. Referencing news reports...

Teaching youth mindful use of social media: An app for the heart and mind

(This is a reprint from my Sacramento Cyber Safety Examiner column on Examiner.com) Last Thursday evening, Dr. Susan Landes, Psy.D., MFT, spoke to therapists and counselors about the value of mindfulness for solving problems that inspire mental health issues, at a...