Give yourself & your child a break from cyber anxiety

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

My two cents

Joanna Jullien "Parental authority cannot be taken. It can only be lost when we surrender it."  Photo by: Christi Benz

Joanna Jullien “Parental authority cannot be taken. It can only be lost when we surrender it.” Photo by: Christi Benz

As the Sacramento Cyber Safety Examiner, my personal mission is to educate and inspire parents from all walks of life and social settings to realize their inherent authority to govern the home and educate the child about their own power; the personal power that comes from the spiritual resilience of your chosen faithAnd so I write for Examiner.com to express the passion of my mother heart to a diverse audience. Below is a link to an article about my friend Kim Fredrickson’s new book, Give Yourself A Break, that is scheduled to be released on July 7. I had the privilege of reading an advanced copy.

You cannot give what you don’t have. Indeed it is easy to be seduced into seeking your emotional and spiritual fulfillment by measuring the response of the crowd. So how do parents prepare their children to be resilient and confident in their navigation of the social network?

Kim Fredrickson, M.S., is a marriage and family therapist in Roseville, California who teaches self-compassion as a fundamental way to reinforce our capacity to relate to others. Check out her book: Building a Compassionate Relationship with Yourself.

Kim Fredrickson, M.S., is a marriage and family therapist in Roseville, California who teaches self-compassion as a fundamental way to reinforce our capacity to relate to others. Check out her book: Give Yourself A Break: Turning Your Inner Critic into a Compassionate Friend.

Kim Fredrickson, MFT in Roseville, authored a book entitled, Give Yourself A Break: Turning Your Inner Critic into a Compassionate Friend, which offers insights that can also serve as conversation points with youth about their own capacity for self-care. The book launch is scheduled for release on Jul 7, by Revell Books.

“Self-compassion is not self-pity,” said Fredrickson, “It is tough enough …(read more)

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Joanna Jullien is an author, educator and speaker on strengthening the parent-child relationship in a cyber powered world. She is a mother of two grown sons, the author of The Authority In Me: The Power of Family Life in the Network Culture, produces The Sacramento Cyber Safety Examiner column on Examiner.com, and is the CyberParenting advisor on The Fish 103.9FM. Her new book, A Google World in the Garden of Eden: Five Family-Safe Strategies for Texting and Social Media is now available for PC and all eReader formats including Kindle, Nook, iPad.

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About Joanna Jullien

Joanna Jullien

Joanna (jullien@surewest.net) and her husband have raised two sons in Roseville, CA. She has a degree from U.C. Berkeley in Social Anthropology (corporate culture). Her honors thesis was awarded the Kroeber Prize and funding from National Science Foundation grant. Joanna writes to help parents with the modern-day leadership challenges of raising children. She is a contributing writer for The Granite Bay View, the Press Tribune, the Sacramento Examiner, and editor of Banana Moments.

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