My two cents
One of the most difficult things for the modern parent to accept is that our minor children are actually responsible for their own thoughts and actions, and the sooner we help them realize this the better. Learning how to be self-governing, requires holding youth accountable for their own actions with forgiveness and grace. This is the discipline of love.
Consequences + Love = Empowerment
On August 4 and an encore on August 5, St. Joseph Marello is hosting a parent training on preparing youth for transitions into middle school, high school and college (or a vocation).
This Sacramento Cyber Safety Examiner article explains how “de-escalation” of anxiety associated with transitions is critical, and the role of cyber communications to maintain a sense of connectedness to the wisdom of your parent heart...
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 faith. And so I write for Examiner.com to express the passion of my mother heart to a diverse audience.
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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