Joanna Jullien

Joanna Jullien I am a former technology implementation executive who became concerned and fascinated about the impact of Internet and the mobile phone at home. When my youngest hit 8th grade in 2004, I decided to pursue fieldwork, research and apply my own personal experience to provide parents the support as executives of their households.

Web Site: http://bananamoments.com


Would an interactive, ‘smart teddy bear’ from Google be a good thing?

May 25, 2015
Would an interactive, ‘smart teddy bear’ from Google be a good thing?

Keep in mind that parenting is something that is done for and with your child, not to them. Parenthood is not a service, but a divine appointment; it is a personal engagement that cannot be replaced by the device, toy or any other innovation of convenience or entertainment.

Is your family wiser? Connecting cyber safety to groupthink

May 25, 2015
Is your family wiser? Connecting cyber safety to groupthink

What distinguishes us and our children from murderers, criminals, addicts, pedophiles, bullies, sexual objects, and victims? Honestly, I have come to appreciate that it is our opinion informed by our own chosen faith which is an intensely personal perception of our spiritual identity. What you choose to believe about your core identity influences your...

Grace-filled parenting in the chaos of the social network

May 24, 2015
Grace-filled parenting in the chaos of the social network

We live in a world responding to laws and devices and yet they do not possess nor extend grace which comes from the heart. Grace is what makes it possible for us to learn how to love and be loved; to nurture the soul. This kind of communication is sacred and cannot be faked....

Why the modern child feels ‘unlovable’ and what to do about it

May 20, 2015
Why the modern child feels ‘unlovable’ and what to do about it

...parents experience a type of malware that evolves from a traditional parenting paradigm that says with good parenting the risky traps and adult issues will not beset our children. We are judging ourselves and other parents by the issues or successes of our youth, which further reinforces shame and fear and killing open communication...

Tips to help your child find happiness without validation from social media

May 18, 2015
Tips to help your child find happiness without validation from social media

...Consider that God’s love, also referred to as Divine Love or Divine Wisdom, offers insights, guidance and knowledge that cannot be known without some measure of faith. When we meditate on the fact that God’s love for humanity covers all of the imperfections of mankind, there can be no judgment of other people that...

Talking points for using anonymous apps to confront evil

May 11, 2015
Talking points for using anonymous apps to confront evil

Anonymous apps like Yik Yak and Ask.fm are very popular and also attract people who are seeking opportunities to be vicious and cruel. Young hearts and minds engaging in these “communities” without full understanding of the best and the worst of human nature are putting their mental and emotional health at risk. The bullying...

Talking about your child’s liberty in a hyper-connected, controlling world

May 6, 2015
Talking about your child’s liberty in a hyper-connected, controlling world

Teaching our children that liberty already belongs to the soul is the most important thing a parent can do for the modern child so they can learn how to become free agents in the social network and in the flesh.

Screen time and the great disconnect with tiny tots

May 4, 2015
Screen time and the great disconnect with tiny tots

When it comes to raising kids with mobile connectivity in the home, consider that where you pay attention is where your heart is. So how much of your attention does your child receive?

Dealing with middle school hostility on and off-line

Apr 27, 2015
Dealing with middle school hostility on and off-line

The cyber technology shields people from the emotional reaction to cruel statements, and inspires people to lose inhibitions with illusions of anonymity, believing they will never be accountable for the hurtful things that are expressed. Without a disciplined mind, which I understand to be socialization that involves regarding others as important as self; without...

To spy or not to spy on your teen’s mobile communications

Apr 20, 2015
To spy or not to spy on your teen’s mobile communications

...Spying happens when you are trying to remain undetected; when you are trying to deceive your child into believing that you will not be monitoring their communications. A recent news headline in Australia featured protests against parental control apps that enable parents to spy on their teen’s cyber communications. The recommendation is to stop...

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