How to prepare your child to build trust in a consumer-oriented society

How to prepare your child to build trust in a consumer-oriented society

In his feature on parenting in Fatherly, Modern Parenting is a Scam on America’s Middle Class, Patrick Coleman offers his observation that modern trends in society have shifted the burden on parents to produce “workers” for corporations, and as a result youth and...

What teens need parents to know about their social media experiences: Loneliness is the new norm

Parents today have plenty of reason to be fearful about the social media landscape our children are navigating. The “internet of everything” virtually guarantees that children at early ages are going to be exposed to people, information and ideas that are not...

When to say yes and how to say no to ‘friend requests’

Cyber Safety for Friends and Family with Joanna and Jodie on 103.9FM The Fish Family Morning Show When to say yes and how to say no to friend requests is an important life skill for youth growing up with the intensified peer pressures of social media. In his book,...

Parents posting photos of children on-line can create risks: Why less is more

Cyber Safety for Families with Joanna and Jodie on 103.9 FM The Fish Family Morning Show A recent Huffington Post article features the modern day problem of parents posting photos to their social media accounts with other people’s children and tagging them. It is a...

Cyberbully prevention & intervention strategies at home & school

(This article is a reprint from my Sacramento Cyber Safety Examiner column on Examiner.com.) This Tuesday evening, 6:30 p.m., St. Joseph Marello Catholic Church is hosting a parent training on Strategies for bully prevention and intervention at home and school. Free...