About Yellowbrick Parenting Forums
HELLO. WELCOME TO YELLOWBRICK.
Join a global community of parents, experts, and researchers who support and help each other on the parenting journey.
Yellowbrick.me fills a void that other parenting websites don’t. Community members understand the challenges and struggles parents face every day. Join a collaborative community that allows and encourages you to ASK, HELP, LEARN, and GROW.
The FORUM allows you to ask questions of other community members who are ready and willing to help. The option to remain anonymous helps to alleviate the fear and embarrassment some parents feel when it comes to asking for help.
Step deeper into the FORUM by sharing your own knowledge. Your experience and your story can help others deal with their own problems. Don’t keep your knowledge and expertise to yourself, the community needs you—share what you know!
Yellowbrick.me is constantly working to develop an extensive network of the best parenting experts available. Practitioners, researchers, and educators from around the globe join forces to support your parenting journey through educational blog posts in the EXPERT CORNER, videos, courses, and behavioral interventions.
The Yellowbrick.me community is building a world-wide, word-class social network that helps parents thrive through the crowd-sourcing of knowledge and support. Come for the helpful information, stay to be a part of the community that is committed to your personal and family growth.
AN APPROACH BASED ON RESEARCH
Founders John Christensen, Ph.D. and Matt Connell, Ed.D., M.B.A. discovered that a large gap exists between the educational resources parents seek online and the information they are able to access. They discovered a need for a supportive community and credible information resource for everyone. Key findings included…
PARENTS FEEL AFRAID AND ISOLATED
• 53% of parents feel isolated
• 55% are afraid of looking like a bad parent
PARENTS WANT TO HELP EACH OTHER OUT
• 87% of parents want to share their knowledge
• 77% want to give social support
PARENTS CRAVE CREDIBLE INFORMATION
• 96% of parents want access to scientific research
• 97% need access to experts
YELLOWBRICK.ME RESPONDS TO THOSE NEEDS BY CONNECTING:
Parents — Families help each other sort through parenting challenges with questions and answers posted in the Forum.
Experts — Professionals fill the needs of the community with informative articles, courses and behavioral interventions.
Researchers — Platform serves as a significant resource for the accumulation and dissemination of both academic and crowdsourced knowledge.
Matt Connell, EdD, MBA
Matt has owned and operated numerous businesses through his life; currently owning a consulting company. His undergraduate education focused on the study of sustainable agriculture and energy as well as business. He taught special education to at risk students in the Hartford, CT public school system. His doctoral work was on group emotional intelligence and building teams. He has had the great fortune of traveling extensively; both domestically and internationally. He has had the even better fortune of marrying his amazing wife, Ayelet and having two amazing kids.
John Christensen, PhD
John is an Assistant Professor at the University of Connecticut. He is also Principal Investigator at UConn’s Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy (InCHIP), serving on the executive committee. John completed a PhD in social psychology at the University of Southern California and a postdoctoral fellowship in communication at the University of Pennsylvania. He was awarded a pre-doctoral fellowship from the American Psychological Association’s Minority Fellowship Program and has consulted for Cigna and the U.S. Department of Defense. John has also completed training programs at the National Cancer Institute, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Institute for Creative Technologies, and the RAND Corporation.
Tom is a Digital Analytics professional with 15+ years’ experience driving value to organizations with data. Over the course of his career, he has worked at the intersection of technology and marketing for a wide range of companies, including several successful startups in their early stages like MarketResearch.com, Ethos Water, and MDLinx. Tom is passionate about about educational effectiveness and has worked on education reform policy issue communication.
Scott is a digital media consultant who specializes in helping small businesses and startups strengthen their online presence and connect with their audiences in more engaging and meaningful ways. Previously, Scott worked in the television industry for over 15 years, overseeing production, distribution and digital strategy for Emmy-winning series and documentaries for PBS. His entire career has been devoted to initiatives involving education, community engagement and promoting a positive culture.