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Social Media & Cyber Safety

Counselor’s Perspective: Social Media and Teens How it is Affecting Our Youth from a Licensed Mental Health Counselor

The data is slowly coming in on the impact of social media on our kids. A Licensed Mental Health Counselor shares her resources and experience on our "Counselor's Perspective" segment. Read More

Emotional Health

Disastrous Expectations: Adding Insult to Injury in the Grieving Process

After the sudden loss of my mom, expectations became my nightmare. Read More

Emotional Health

10 Ways To Be A Good Friend In Grief

Trying to help can backfire if you don’t know what to say or do. Read More

Family Life

Pretty in Pink – My Mom’s Walk Through Breast Cancer

Teen Post by Alyssa Murphy Read More

Social Media & Cyber Safety

Let’s Take a Tech Break Together!

Dear Students and dear Parents are films that are part of our global Character Day initiative, an annual day that unites millions of people in schools, companies, and homes to develop and deepen their character (strengths like empathy, grit, gratitude, social responsibility, and leadership). Read More

Events

Join Millions for Character Day 2019 September 27-28!

Join us for Character Day and take the tech/life balance challenge! Use the challenges in your class, home or with your group of friends. Read More

Social Media & Cyber Safety

Character Day!

Character Day is an annual event that unites millions of people in schools, companies, and homes to develop and deepen their character: strengths like empathy, grit, gratitude, and leadership. Read More

Family Life

ABC’s Black-ish Star Marsai Martin Challenges us to Get our Kid’s Eyes Checked Annually

Marsai Martin urges parents to make their kid's eye exams an annual priority. How glasses impacted her self-confidence and helped land her the role on ABC's "Black-ish". Read More

School Life & Friendships

Interview with 15-Year-Old “Black-ish” Star Marsai Martin | Prioritizing our Kid’s Vision Health

Bree Jensen had the opportunity to sit down with ABC's "Black-ish" star Marsai Martin to hear her compelling story and challenge to make our kid's vision a priority. Read the full interview here. Read More

Family Life

Screen Time: A Reward or Consequence? | Counselor’s Perspective on Setting Digital Boundaries.

Social Media & Cyber Safety

FamilyCircle.com contributing articles | Info for parents navigating the teen years

Bree Jensen talks all things teens as a freelance journalist for Family Circle. Find your topics that relate and join the conversation. Everything from digital wellbeing to funny mom moments. Read More

Social Media & Cyber Safety

Jaron Lanier, A Big Tech Insider Gives us the Real Talk on The Impact of Social Media Algorithms on our Kids

Algorithms are designed to manipulate us. Studies have shown that social media usage releases a chemical called dopamine. When our followers, likes, and comments increase, we feel a sense of euphoria. In the end, this rewards based business model is leading to addiction and behavior modification. Learn more. Read More

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