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You have more in common with your smartphone than you think

Feb 24, 2015
You have more in common with your smartphone than you think

It is only human to “reach for the stars” and share our dreams with one another, but we can’t actually make these things reality if we settle for a habitual routine of “liking” and posting.

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New app enables parents to guide a child’s use of a smartphone

Feb 23, 2015
New app enables parents to guide a child’s use of a smartphone

The new demand on parents today is to assume nothing. You must always “inspect what you expect”, which can feel like spying and a lack of trust if the mindset is that children need privacy from their parents. The truth is what children require is caring oversight that provides instructive guidance, protection and correction...

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The value of friends you don’t see very often

Feb 18, 2015
The value of friends you don’t see very often

This week I’d like to share a bit about the Placer County Youth Commission (PCYC). I have a profound love for this group and there are some great reasons why. First, some background information about PCYC. It is a team of “high-schoolers” and young college students from various cities within Placer County. PCYC is led...

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How to help your child accept social media age-restrictions

Feb 16, 2015
How to help your child accept social media age-restrictions

Your primary objective is to help your child understand certain limits are to protect them from things that are inappropriate, and prepare them to be responsible users of the technology in the future. So when your child expresses a desire to establish a social media account in order to join their peers, the answer...

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Spiritual resilience in a hyper-connected world

Feb 16, 2015
Spiritual resilience in a hyper-connected world

A seminal U.S. history learning moment for me happened in the third grade and continues to echo in my mind. It is the battle cry for American liberty attributed to John Paul Jones: “Give me liberty or give me death!” And I can remember thinking “what kind of liberty would warrant dying for it?”...

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The effects of electronics on a good night’s sleep

Feb 16, 2015
The effects of electronics on a good night’s sleep

According to my husband, a veteran Pediatrician, the strong light can reset a person’s internal sleep clock. Does this mean that we should refrain from using any of these electronics after 9 p.m. at night?

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Response to trauma: Resilient parent, resilient child

Feb 16, 2015
Response to trauma: Resilient parent, resilient child

A near death episode in 1990 caused Dr. Joyce Mikal-Flynn, an instructor at the California State University, Sacramento, to confront the actual death of her previous life and then she chose to begin anew; something inside her changed. Her motivation and mission for life transformed as she focused more on family and less on...

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The power of your mind to make resolutions work

Feb 16, 2015
The power of your mind to make resolutions work

Steven Campbell is an inspirational and motivational author, speaker and educator about the power of the mind and understanding how the brain works in conjunction  with your mind.

Steven Campbell is an inspirational and motivational author, speaker and educator about the power of the mind and understanding how the brain...

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Facehooked parenting

Feb 16, 2015
Facehooked parenting

...We and our children can get educated about our own resilience at all ages to recognize evil for evil, and good for good; for it is through trial, error and our faith that we as individuals and families have the capacity to overcome undue influences and experiences in our own cyber and physical realms...

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Instagram should be a treat, not an obsession

Feb 11, 2015
Instagram should be a treat, not an obsession

Your Instagram isn’t you And don’t expect people to think it is. Please, please, please, don’t define yourself with social media. Your person should not be determined by which of your pictures got the most “notes”, comments, or “likes”. Your person should be determined by the things you do for real, that have a true...

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