Banana Moments

Banana Moments Banana Moments newsletter and website offers information, insights and encouragement to strengthen the parent-child relationship a cyber-powered world. When kids believe they can Google everything they need to know, they are conditioned differently for authority. This service helps parents lead children with confidence in an environment where authority is more relational and less ascribed.

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‘Pocket Mommy’ and your child’s imagination can quell anxiety

Mar 2, 2014
‘Pocket Mommy’ and your child’s imagination can quell anxiety

Opportunities to impart wisdom to our children involve learning on both the part of the parent and the child, which involves a change in the heart and mind of the individual. It cannot be manipulated or forced. To me this is a sacred process that requires an element of care, or what I call...

The practical value of virtues for the modern child

Mar 2, 2014
The practical value of virtues for the modern child

More dramatic than the cultural revolution of the 1960’s and 1970’s, the advent of internet and mobile connectivity inspired a radical power crisis for the individual and for the family. In a world, flattened and boundary-less by cyber communications, the opportunity is ripe for the parent-child bond to be strengthened and deepened as...

The lessons of parenthood in the network culture

Mar 2, 2014
The lessons of parenthood in the network culture

While it can be said that the parents of previous generations would recognize some of the parenting concerns of our time (power and control issues), there remains the fact that every generation is faced with a different set of circumstances involving innovation (for example, what would parenting be like today without the automobile?) and...

You can monitor your child’s social media without becoming a ‘stalker’

Feb 24, 2014
You can monitor your child’s social media without becoming a ‘stalker’

Social media introduces another dimension of freedom and risk for children that require parental guidance, yet the perception is that cyber communications are private. Children can easily be offended when parents become involved. And this is a problem because if the child is offended, he or she can choose to create alternative social media...

Managing your child’s expectations for cyber safety

Feb 17, 2014
Managing your child’s expectations for cyber safety

Expectations can cause you to think incorrectly and believe the wrong things. In a recent post in Genuine Life with Jodie Stevens, Jodie writes about the lessons she has learned about harboring incorrect expectations that keep us from understanding the value of forgiveness for your own benefit; to pursue happiness in a world...

Teach your child to be ‘your true self’ on and off line

Feb 10, 2014
Teach your child to be ‘your true self’ on and off line

In the physical and cyber realms, kids can get into trouble by ignoring their inner voice and simply go along in order to get along. Examples include, presenting images in social media that grandma would find questionable (clothing, poses and expression) in order to get more likes and “fit in”; allowing cyberbullying of another...

Why your teen’s New Year’s resolution won’t work, and what will

Feb 4, 2014
Why your teen’s New Year’s resolution won’t work, and what will

Guest blogger: Hayden Lee, Certified Academic Life Coach for Teens
Email: hayden@haydenleealc.com
Phone: 310-575-9279

There’s a reason why the gyms are packed in January and February, but then it’s nearly a ghost town with tumbleweeds blowing in April. Okay, I may be exaggerating, but not by much. The same can be said if your teen...

How to help your child avoid internet addiction

Feb 3, 2014
How to help your child avoid internet addiction

With the new emerging norm being everyone connected to the network 24 hours a day, the potential for addiction, which is defined as those things that steal our attention and seduce us into pathological and unhealthy relationships, can become a real experience for children. In a NY Daily News article, psychiatrists are reporting that children...

Teach your child what it means to ‘connect’ on and off-line

Jan 27, 2014
Teach your child what it means to ‘connect’ on and off-line

As texting becomes the main artery of communication, there is a risk that connecting with others may be perceived as a bunch of contacts in a network, and the skills essential to nurturing meaningful relationships may not fully develop. Evidence for this concern is the cyberbully culture impacting the quality of our children’s...

2014 Cyber trends: Apps to make screen time benefit your young child

Jan 20, 2014
2014 Cyber trends: Apps to make screen time benefit your young child

Cyber Safety for Kids and Families with Joanna and Jodie on 103.9TheFish Family Morning Show

One of the things trending with children and cyber technology is that very young children are experiencing increasingly longer periods of screen time, especially with devices.  This trend flies in the...