How parents can help tech-savvy youth dealing with adult issues

How parents can help tech-savvy youth dealing with adult issues

This article features my remarks at the annual meeting of the Raising Placer/Coalition for Rocklin Youth, hosted at 180 Church in Rocklin, May 17, 2018. I am a founding member of Raising Placer, Coalition for Placer Youth and Coalition for Rocklin Youth, and currently...
Why do they act that way? What parents need to know about brain science and childhood experiences

Why do they act that way? What parents need to know about brain science and childhood experiences

Without disparaging the innovative benefits of cyber technology, it is fair to say that today’s tech-savvy youth are exposed to levels of hostility (these adult issues of bullying, addictions and sexual exploitation) with greater intensity than pre-internet...

Breaking down barriers to communication in the family: The problem with assumptions

Kathleen Marco, CADCII, is the Program Director and Marketing executive for Azure Acres Intensive Outpatient Recovery Center in Sacramento. As a part of the continuum of treatment and ongoing support, she offers support group training on family relationships. I sat...

Tips to promote a healthy body image for tech-savvy teens

(This article is a reprint from my Sacramento Cyber Safety Examiner column on Examiner.com). A recent article published by the University of Michigan Extension features the connection between social media use and body image. Based upon surveys conducted by Common...

Why the modern child feels ‘unlovable’ and what to do about it

Return to the Table of Contents: 2015 Spring Edition of Banana Moments Family Business Quarterly In an open and hyper-connected society, what you believe really matters because the power and control issues of the world can easily convince us of things that are not...