What is a Circle Of Safety?

What is a Circle Of Safety?

For today’s episode, we’re doing something a little different! Let’s take some time to go beyond the screen, and discuss how we can develop a relationship of trust with our kids with something called a “Circle of Safety”. As parents we obviously want our kids to know that they can talk to us about anything.…

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Who Am I Building?

Just for a second, let’s pretend you want to build a new house: your dream house. Where do you start? Well, you need to come up with a plan: what will the design look like, how big will it be, what colors, how much money do we have, time frame, area to build, etc. And…

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Social Media and the Pursuit of Happiness

In 2018, what are some things that a teenager would define as happiness? Some of them are age-old pursuits: more freedom, financial success, lots of friends, having fun times and fun things, etc. But as of this past decade, social media has become an endless loop of trying to find happiness and satisfaction for our…

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Are You a Digitally Proactive or Reactive Parent?

Let’s be real honest here: when it comes to parenting, it’s much easier to react in the moment to things rather than be proactive from the beginning. For example, it’s easier to give a toddler cookies for dinner because he’s throwing a major fit than to teach him on the front end that you need…

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4 Tips to Keep Your Kid Socially Smart this Summer

Can you guess what the number one thing kids and teens are looking forward to in a few weeks? That’s right…summer break! What a wonderful, fun time for students…and a scheduling nightmare for parents, am I right? JK! But on a serious note, this is the time of the year where students look forward to…

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Why Does My Kid Crave Social Media?

What their heart is longing for? Right when they wake up and get ready for the day, there it is. As you drive them to school or practice, there it is. Throughout the school day, there it is. As you pick them up, there it is. As you come home, eat dinner and do your…

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My Kid Messed Up On Social Media…Now What?

“One of the best things we can do in the meantime is build bridges-rather than walls-between ourselves and our kids when they fail in these areas.” (Right Click) “So my kid has messed up on social media, now what?” This reality might be the greatest fear parents have in allowing their kid to have social…

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Cyberbullying: Stats and Solutions

Cyberbullying: the use of technology to harass, threaten, embarrass, or target another person. Isn’t it wild to think that not too long ago, the word “Cyberbullying” didn’t even exist? If any bullying were to happen, it would typically happen face-to-face…or on a landline phone.  Kids and teens always had the safety net of being able…

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Let’s Talk Snapchat

All Things Snapchat

What is it? Snapchat is a social media-messaging app that allows you to exchange video, pictures, and text that disappears after a short amount of time. The most popular age range of Snapchat users is 12 to 22 years old, and 80% of teens use Snapchat. The Positives Being creative with your snaps, posts, stories,…

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Instagram and Twitter…Things You May Not Have Known

If you had to name the top 5 most popular social media networks of all time, Instagram and Twitter would make that list. These two platforms are fun, interactive, allow creativity and can help people stay connected to each other and the world around them. So what’s the big deal? Why, as parents, do we…

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