Holli Kenley on safe cyber-parenting with Cyrus Webb

Host Cyrus Webb welcomes back author Holli Kenley to #ConversationsLIVE to discuss her new book POWER DOWN AND PARENT UP. 

Electronic Media Can Endanger As Well As Empower Your Kids

In this decade, our digital world has grown exponentially as has the degree of time both adults and children are spending on their screens. Not surprisingly, researchers are discovering a myriad of unhealthy behaviors associated with excessive screen time.  In “Power Down & Parent Up”, Kenley expands on her groundbreaking book Cyber Bullying No More, giving parents/guardians effective strategies to integrate into their lives and their children’s.  How can we navigate a tech-driven world and raise tech-healthy children?

  • Tackle cyber bullying head-on by implementing a concise “Parent Up” approach with proven strategies for Protection, Intervention, and Prevention.
  • “Power Down” on screen dependence and become fully informed about its growing health concerns and consequences.
  • Learn Seven Proactive Practices such as goal setting and creating a family plan to reduce screen time.
  • Discover Four Healthy Guidelines to add to our parenting toolbox such as learning how to communicate about the false nature of cyber worth and cultivate our children’s real worth.

“Rather imply that families can return to some idealistic less complicated time without Facebook, sexting, social networks, and Twitter, and whatever else comes along, Kenley’s booklet will help parents mitigate possible harm to their children as they integrate this technology hopefully into healthy lives and relationships.”
–Ronald Mah, M.A. LMFT, author of Difficult Behavior in Early Childhood and The One Minute Temper Tantrum Solution

“Holli addresses children’s readiness for technology as well as rules, contracts and education for parents to consider for their children as they introduce or allow entry of new technology into their lives. Cyber bullying and victimization are concerns addressed as well as internet resources for parents, with tools for protection, interventions and prevention–a must for parents in our technological world.”
–Lani Stoner, Marriage and Family Therapist

Learn more at www.HolliKenley.com

Holli Kenley: Empowering Teens to Discover, Define, and Determine Their Worth!


Self-worth is powerful! Our worth determines our choices and our choices determine our worth! In this clip from Holli Kenley’s workshop – “The Power of Worth” – she is guiding teens through 3 steps for Discovering, Defining, and Determining their worth, empowering them with a process for respecting themselves and a pathway to responsible decision-making.

Learn more about Holli Kenley’s work and schedule a workshop for your school or youth group today.

Holli Kenley on Cyber Bullying with host Michele Mattia

Did you know that one in five children are cyber bullied?  Did you know that many bullies are victims first?

The more proficient young people become at technology paired with the more time they spend with electronic communication increases their risk for being targeted.  Many adults spend very little time teaching their children safe on-line behaviors and some parents have no guidelines what so ever.

Holli Kenley, M.A., MFT, Recovery Expert and author of the book, Cyber Bulling No More returns to The Lifes Dash and joins host Michele Mattia to discuss parenting a high tech generation.

Cyber bullying is rampant. Every day children are being humiliated, violated, and degraded through the use of electronic devices. Young people are frightened and don’t know where to turn. Parents are frustrated and unsure how to help or how to protect their children.

Join Michele and Holli at 2pm ET as they discuss children’s readiness for technology, contracts and education for parents to consider for their children as they introduce or allow entry of new technology into their lives, cyber bullying and victimization, as well as internet resources for parents, with tools for protection, interventions and prevention.

If you have questions during the show, call the studio 714.333.3349, email Connect@MicheleMattia.com, or post on Michele’s Life Design Facebook page.

Unlock your recovery from relapse and shame

Relapse is a subject that is very misunderstood. And, because it is so shrouded in shame, we don’t feel comfortable talking about it. Today, I want to start an open and honest conversation about relapse. I have many lessons to share with you. Most importantly, I want you to know that you are not alone – relapse is a universal expereince. It touches all of us – in one way or another. Stay with me while I explain what I mean!

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Holli Kenley is a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist . She holds a Master’s Degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling. She has worked in a variety of settings: a women’s shelter, a counseling center and in private practice. Counseling with adolescents, teens, young and older adults, Holli’s areas of training and experience include sexual trauma, abuse, addiction, codependency, domestic violence, betrayal and cyber bullying. Holli is the author of numerous published articles and in 2010, she authored her second book, Breaking Through Betrayal: And Recovering the Peace Within. Recently released are two e-singles: Betrayal-Proof Your Relationship: What Couples Need To Know And Do and cyber bullying no more: Parenting a High Tech Generation. In addition to her work as a therapist and an author, Holli enjoys speaking at workshops and conferences.

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