Category: Editorial & columns - Part 2

Delete Cyberbullying

1 by Julian Henderson with Dr. Jennifer Freed I participated in AHA! 10 years ago as a teen. Now, as a 27-year-oldfacilitator for youth in that same program, I see firsthand the impact that cyberbullying has on todays youth. Many youth come to AHA!s after-school connection circles emotionally tormented due to bullying in the cyberworld….

Annual Santa Barbara City Advisory Group Recruitment

0 The City of Santa Barbara is seeking individuals to serve on the various City Advisory Groups. Currently, the City has 34 advisory groups and the members of these groups play an important role in shaping our community. If youre an individual interested in making a difference in your community, contributing ideas, and being a…

Why Bother with Empathy?

1 empathy (n.) the ability to understand and share the feelings of another When very young children watch videos of people getting hurt, pain-related neurons are activated in their brains. Other brain studies find that children between seven and 12 naturally feel empathy for others in pain. Barring brain disease or damage, we all have…

Giving Up Parental Narcissism for Parental Maturity

3 Parents often seek their validation from the wrong source-their children. The pure unconditional love of an infant is so intoxicating that many parents want to experience that transcendental glow for as long as possible. Who wouldnt want to be adored without any discernment or judgement? The tricky part is that in order to be…

Bullying: How to help your children with social conflict

0 As parents, one of our greatest struggles is how to help our children with their social problems without being overprotective or missing important signs that our child is being bullied or mistreated. It turns out that this is a long-term endeavor, as we are not just getting our children through a rough patch at…

Foster Parenting Teens

0 Building up Tomorrows Adults By Susan Jones, long time foster mom and life skills supporter For the past 25 years, I have been a Resource Parent to over 100 youth ages 12 through 18 and yes, that has been my choice! Most people who hear these numbers cringe and exclaim that they cant understand…

Hard and Hopeful Lessons

0 Foster kids are often untethered in this world, and only love can bring them into belonging Brooke Cone, foster and adoptive parent Over the last six months, I have been doing Emergency Shelter Foster Care for FCNI in my home, during which time about 13 girls, all but two of them teens, have lived…

ParentClick is sunsetting

65 It is time to say goodbye After 14 years, ParentClick.com is sunsetting. Parents and businesses will be able to access the website directory and community calendar through early Spring but we will no longer be sending newsletters after January 30th. We will continue to post updates on our Facebook page The ParentClick Kids Expo…

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