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Sunshine Parenting

Dec 19, 2017

Earlier this year, I devoured Devorah Heitner's book Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World during a single plane trip. Heitner's insights changed my previously (and very opinionated) negative view of my kids' screen use.

I highly recommend all parents read Screenwise, as the book provides...

Dec 7, 2017

In Episode 18, I talk with Tom Holland, a camp director and parent of four who has many excellent ideas for parents to teach kids to approach life with wonder and joy, learn leadership skills, enjoy the outdoors, and learn appropriate tech use habits.

Tom attended the camp he and his wife Katherine now own, Wilderness...

Nov 7, 2017

Inspired by this article, as well as my personal connection to her school, I recently got in touch with Corona del Mar Middle School Principal Rebecca "Becky" Gogel to talk about her new phone-free lunch policy, implemented at the start of the 2017-2018 school year.

Becky is in her third year leading CDM Middle School...

Oct 23, 2017

In Episode 16, I talk with one of our country's foremost experts on adolescent mental health, Dr. Jess P. Shatkin, about his parenting book, Born to Be Wild: Why Teens Take Risks, and How We Can Help Keep Them Safe. We cover a range of topics about teenagers and parenting, including sleep, social skills, summer camp,...

Oct 3, 2017

I think it's one of my favorite parts of my job, getting to form these really
positive, effective, and fun partnerships with parents.
-Sara Kuljis

Last week during a trip to Southern California, I had the pleasure of an impromptu visit and Facebook Live session with Sara Kuljis, my dear friend who happens to also be...