3 Reasons to Start the Parent Dialogue

3 Reasons to Start the Parent Dialogue

Marco sat in my office looking at the floor, mustering up courage to share what was bothering him. He was a sixth grade boy who eventually told me he saw inappropriate photos on his mom’s phone that she sent to her boyfriend. Tears streamed down his face. Mom...
Instagram Mom, Please Stop

Instagram Mom, Please Stop

I came across this beautiful photo (of which I’ve cropped) on my Instagram feed last night. It’s beautiful. Everything is propped and proportioned so meticulously. The colors are beautiful and the caption is great.  But it broke my heart. Actually, the...
Middle Schoolers and Social Media

Middle Schoolers and Social Media

Social media and the internet are part of every child’s world.  It’s common for middle schoolers to have access to harmful online content by the touch of a finger during any part of the day. Each year middle school students I work with have problems with peers over...
10 Tips for Social Media Safety

10 Tips for Social Media Safety

Social media is scary – your kids have access to things outside of your control with social media and technology. Kids are vulnerable to online predators and harassing behavior from peers and other adults, unless you follow strict safety rules. The most important...