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Hybrid Rasta Mama
Ward Off Colds, Flues, and Nasty Viruses With This Immune Boosting Soup

Oct 14, 2014

Hybrid Rasta Mama

Colds and flues and other nasty viruses run rampant this time of year. That’s why it is important to do as much as you can to strengthen your immune system. While there are a lot of herbs, teas, and supplements that you can pump your body full of, there are...

Banana Moments
How to know if your child is being bullied: A teen’s advice to parents

Oct 13, 2014
How to know if your child is being bullied: A teen’s advice to parents

Fifteen-year-old Julia Shohbozian of Rocklin has overcome the bully climate at her high school by making her world bigger than the small-minded clicks creating a very hostile social climate on campus. For her junior year in high school, she opted to enroll in independent study and has started taking classes at Sierra College and...

Brown Thumb Mama
Make a Natural Car Air Freshener

Oct 13, 2014
Make a Natural Car Air Freshener

I splurged last week and took the Mommymobile to a nice car wash place by my work. It was great to have a clean car, but they sprayed some horrible air “freshener” inside that instantly gave me a headache.  Considering that the EPA acknowledges that air fresheners contain formaldehyde, petroleum... 

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Banana Moments
Why the truth matters in your child’s pursuit of happiness

Oct 13, 2014
Why the truth matters in your child’s pursuit of happiness

Welcome to the 2014 Fall Edition of Banana Moments Family Business Quarterly

Joanna Jullien (Photo: Christi Benz)

Joanna Jullien
(Photo: Christi Benz)

A recent Mashable article features a young man who made the choice to drop out of school and pursue a career as a professional video game player and then stunned his...

Banana Moments
A parents’ guide to social media

Oct 13, 2014
A parents’ guide to social media

Parental control settings have limited value, more like the training wheels on a bike. Before long the child will master the device and the controls. Parental controls have value as instructive ways to engage and maintain an ongoing dialog with the child about purpose-driven use of the cyber tools. When the use of parental controls...

Banana Moments
Cyber rites of passage for children of all ages

Oct 13, 2014
Cyber rites of passage for children of all ages

Return to Contents: 2014 Fall Edition of Family Business Quarterly

 Cyber Rites of Passage

  • Setting and maintaining age-appropriate boundaries in this web-enabled environment is tricky and achievable. Ultimately the goal is to groom your child to be self-governing and responsible with the cyber-powered applications and tools.

Rites of passage typically provide some definitive criteria for conferring roles,...

Banana Moments
Communicating the practical value of virtues to the cyber-powered kid

Oct 13, 2014
Communicating the practical value of virtues to the cyber-powered kid

It helps to be clear that the conversation with your child is not about you; it is about the child learning how to take command over their own life and you are the primary teacher. You may draw upon your own experience, but do not allow the conversation to digress into your adolescence and...

Banana Moments
Parenting free will: Dealing with power and discipline issues

Oct 13, 2014
Parenting free will: Dealing with power and discipline issues

On Tues. Oct. 21 and again on Oct. 22, Rocklin resident Peggy Harper Lee , author of Spoiled: Fresh Ideas for Parenting Your Entitled Child at Any Age (2012) , will be speaking at St. Joseph Marello Catholic Church in Granite Bay about the skills to overcome the power and discipline issues with children...

Banana Moments
Harvesting the good from evil in the social network

Oct 13, 2014
Harvesting the good from evil in the social network

Fresh Start training, introduced by Banana Moments Foundation, teaches parents the fundamentals of creating a family culture to function more like a sanctuary from the cyber social storm, wherein children feel safe to come home and talk about their experiences on and off line, and then parents can impart wisdom and teach discipline.

renegade mothering
Today I made a mistake that could have killed my son

Today I made a mistake that could have killed my son

Today I made a mistake that could have cost my son his life. You know we all look at those parents who forget their kid in the car due to a change in routine or stop watching them for 5 minutes near a body of water, or make some other fatal error in judgment,...

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