Eight minutes and 46 seconds: Crucial conversations about your power, family values and racism

Eight minutes and 46 seconds: Crucial conversations about your power, family values and racism

As a white woman who considers herself to be an American mom with a heart for Jesus Christ, recent events involving racial tensions and the death of George Floyd have made me realize that I personally have not given enough attention to the problem of racism that...
Why your house rules fail and what to do about it

Why your house rules fail and what to do about it

Executive Summary This feature addresses the problem of rules that can complicate and weaken a parent’s relationship with their child. Drawing from key concepts gleaned from research and fieldwork in prevention strategy the highlights below offer insights and tips to...
Things to consider about connection & your child’s mental health

Things to consider about connection & your child’s mental health

Welcome to 2020. The dawn of a new decade full of promise and challenges in this age of cyber-powered information. It is easy to become overwhelmed by the trends impacting youth and families today. A recent headline in the New York Times features youth suicide on the...
In a world where mass murder is possible, who’s in control?

In a world where mass murder is possible, who’s in control?

In a world where it is possible for an  individual to commit mass murder, who is really in control? This is the unsettling question we ask ourselves in the wake of the recent mass murders in Gilroy, and over the weekend in El Paso and Dayton, and with the other mass...
A mother’s lesson about exercising caution

A mother’s lesson about exercising caution

This is to introduce guest blogger, Kenny Hill Sr, CADC II, Certified Brainspotting Therapist. Kenny has a private practice called Recovery Hill in Sacramento, Ca, where he works with people experiencing substance abuse and trauma. Kenny is a combat veteran and...
Conquer the fear of losing a child to screentime

Conquer the fear of losing a child to screentime

Executive summary The quality of life for a child or teen is not necessarily defined by social media use. Children who are not feeling a sense of secure belonging at home and in a peer community are vulnerable to the isolating impact of excessive social media use....