The connection between forgiveness, resilience and discipline

The connection between forgiveness, resilience and discipline

In the network culture, it is easy to believe things that are not true and focus on things that do not really matter. At Core Connectivity we offer insights and tools to build parent confidence, foster resilience and strengthen family bonds in a cyber-powered world....
Who has more anxiety? You or your tech-savvy child?

Who has more anxiety? You or your tech-savvy child?

As you may know, I am an ancient cyber mom trained in behavioral science at U.C. Berkeley. My sons are grown, 35 and 29 years old. I left a career in technology (circa 2004) when my youngest hit middle school and devices landed in the hands of youth. I wanted to...
If food and body image are an issue for your child, it’s time to get educated

If food and body image are an issue for your child, it’s time to get educated

Our guest blogger, Terryann Sanders, LMFT, CEDS, has been in private practice treating individuals with eating disorders for the past 15 years. Most recently she co-founded and opened the Eating Disorder Collaborative, a group of independent clinicians that have come...
Five habits of anxiety-proof families in a cyber-powered world

Five habits of anxiety-proof families in a cyber-powered world

A recent report by Pew Research Center indicates that anxiety and depression are among the top concerns for teens. According to the feature, the total number of teenagers who recently experienced depression increased 59% between 2007 and 2017, and the rate of growth...
Tips to help youth succeed academically while dealing with emotional and social challenges

Tips to help youth succeed academically while dealing with emotional and social challenges

As the Executive Director of an online public school, I’ve seen so many children who were previously struggling because they felt like square pegs forced into round holes. As parents, we can all relate to the age-old challenge of trying to fit in at school, while the...
Thoughts that make you a secure parent, how to handle vaping and more

Thoughts that make you a secure parent, how to handle vaping and more

Fifteen years ago when I started this mission to strengthen the parent-child bond in a cyber-powered world my own confidence as a parent was deeply shaken. And while mostly I observed that the children were making good choices despite their peer pressures – still the...
How parents model resilience

Why tech-savvy youth need confident parents: What does that look like?

When I started this mission to strengthen the parent-child bond in a cyber-powered world, my own confidence as a parent had been deeply shaken with the advent of the mobile device in the hands of youth. In the fall of 2004, my digital native had purchased his own...
Countering the addiction epidemic: Responding to opioids and other risky drug use trends with hope

Countering the addiction epidemic: Responding to opioids and other risky drug use trends with hope

There is plenty of reason for parents to be concerned about the drug trends youth are exposed to today. Vaping is rampant among youth at early ages as nicotine and cannabis are consumed with electronic devices and are difficult to detect. Children are literally...