Your child is a learning executive: Don’t let your blind spots get in the way

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013
Blind spots are the stuff about our children’s lives that we cannot experience or know unless we are open to receiving data about our children from sources other than our own children and our own beliefs and expectations about them. There always have been blind spots in parenting. However, the advent of the Internet and the mobile phone transformed the dynamics for communications with societal implications that leveled hierarchies at work and home; the model for formal authority that was once tied to social structure (position) carries less significance than it did for previous generations. Titles like “president”, “teacher” or “parent” carry less authority. In a flat world, where hierarchies are traded for networks, authority is more related than ascribed.

How parents help students tame academic anxiety

Saturday, April 16th, 2011

by Alice Rush, M.A., MCC  — Owner and Founder of CareerU® Counseling Center

This article is for kids who are stressed out in high school, don’t know how they’re going to make it; parents who are not sure how they are going to afford the new “6 years” of private college tuition or UC System tuition for a Bachelor’s Degree; the high achiever kids that surprisingly ‘don’t get in’ and are wondering what to do? …

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About Joanna Jullien

Joanna Jullien

Joanna ( 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.