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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How to keep the device from robbing your child of sleep

Oct 6, 2014
How to keep the device from robbing your child of sleep

For many the idea of a bedtime has been muted if not eliminated from their social existence; it is an arcane notion in a cyber-powered world without time and space barriers. Texting has introduced an expectation to be available for immediate response 24 hours a day. And the impact on mental health, including getting...

Tools to prevent cyberbullying for kids and parents

Sep 29, 2014
Tools to prevent cyberbullying for kids and parents

There are cyber device settings and apps that parents and kids can deploy as a part of your anti-bully strategy. The aim is to create boundaries in the cyber tools and in your child’s own hearts and minds embrace the correct thinking and actions in confronting a bully mentality. The most important thing parents...

The role of parents in confronting the bully at school

Sep 22, 2014
The role of parents in confronting the bully at school

Back to school is a time of excitement as well as insecurity and uncertainty. And in the cyber social realm, where it is easy to be mean, the cyberbully phenomenon surfaces as a topic of concern and conversation. While bullying is not new, the level of hostility and persistent invasiveness that mobile connectivity inspires...

The family-friendly pros and cons of iPhone 6 and iOS8 functionality

Sep 15, 2014
The family-friendly pros and cons of iPhone 6 and iOS8 functionality

The new iPhone 6 and iOS8 was released last week, and as is always the case, new releases of technology bring changes that can be good and potentially problematic. So parents need to be aware of what is involved and have a plan to handle it.

Making a peaceful society 101: Ferguson revisited

Sep 9, 2014
Making a peaceful society 101: Ferguson revisited

The pursuit of truth is difficult when emotions are high and this is especially true in the social network. Cyber-powered connectivity can intensify the temptation to rush to judgment without all the facts and it is difficult to maintain a perspective informed by the aim to pursue justice before the pursuit of truth has...

Simple tips to stay informed about your child’s social media experiences

Sep 8, 2014
Simple tips to stay informed about your child’s social media experiences

There is a tendency to want to lecture and tell kids what to do, or say nothing for fear that you don’t know what to tell them because you don’t know what is happening. The most important thing a parent can do is get interested in what your child thinks, and get them talking...

Talking with confidence about internet porn and sexting

Aug 26, 2014
Talking with confidence about internet porn and sexting

This talk explores ways to have a meaningful conversation with your child about sexual exploitation, and in particular as it relates to internet porn and sexting.

Will parental control apps help or hinder communication with your teen?

Aug 25, 2014
Will parental control apps help or hinder communication with your teen?

Parental control apps have limited value, and must always be used in context of the bigger lesson about making good decisions and establishing good habits. If your child is using her device and ignoring you, and you choose to use Ignore Me No More, create a more robust context about making good choices.

Explaining the value of patience in a tap and click world

Aug 18, 2014
Explaining the value of patience in a tap and click world

The tap and click tablet, internet-enabled world conditions us for instant gratification. How many of us become impatient when an application takes too long to process a command? Yep. Thirty seconds can feel like an eternity. In the cyber social realm impulsivity, a lack of patience, can lead to aggressiveness and a bully climate...

Overcoming cyber-powered gossip and bullying with humility

Aug 11, 2014
Overcoming cyber-powered gossip and bullying with humility

...humility is choosing to assert control over the “smarty pants” self, and stand your ground about where you believe your power comes from in the first place. It is the “What Would Jesus Do” model. When you are feeling uneasy or threatened, it is better to pray about it and trust God with the...

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