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...
Defending your family unity in uncertain times

Defending your family unity in uncertain times

Pandemic science and amazing communication technology have enabled societies around the globe to respond in unison to the threat of coronavirus. Our collective response has been to “shelter-in-place” and “close up shop” until we have gathered enough data to inform...
Reconciling COVID19 with God’s divine plan: Biblical insights on crisis, love and resilience in the family

Reconciling COVID19 with God’s divine plan: Biblical insights on crisis, love and resilience in the family

This online training is for parenting children of any age.  Who should attend? Parents who seek to strengthen their Christian values at home amidst a cyber-powered popular culture that hypes fear and anxiety. Parents of all creeds who seek to strengthen family bonds...
Shelter in place: Resilient responses and resources for you and your family

Shelter in place: Resilient responses and resources for you and your family

During this COVID19 shelter-in-place response, the most important thing we can teach our youth is how to be aware, well-informed and unafraid. Let me offer a real-life example. The other day while on a long walk with my husband, a young boy riding his bike was...
The biology of love: Insights on being a joyful parent

The biology of love: Insights on being a joyful parent

Yesterday I attended a very instructive and inspirational presentation by Barbara Field, LMFT at the Sacramento Women’s Association for Addiction Treatment. Her topic was the on the neurobiology of secure attachment and its relationship to addiction. In other words,...
Measuring the distance between us: Bridging the chasm of the parent-child bond

Measuring the distance between us: Bridging the chasm of the parent-child bond

These next two features address the disconnect in the parent child bond that has been amplified by social media and fuels anxiety and hostility at home. I have studied how the pedophiles and commercial interests have engaged youth with the aim to manipulate and...