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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Three signs that your on-line life is impacting your child

Feb 9, 2015
Three signs that your on-line life is impacting your child

No doubt cyber connectivity is one of the most seductive and addictive forces in modern life and it can suck the life out of your family relationships if we allow it to have the lion’s share of personal attention at home. How much real face-to-face time do you and your spouse and children experience...

If you want to know what someone is doing, ask them in person

Feb 3, 2015
If you want to know what someone is doing, ask them in person

I can’t tell you how many times I have had a conversation with someone over text about what I’m doing. And I’ve gotten and seen many more texts saying “I’m so bored” and “I have no friends”. It baffles me.

Cyber-safe tips for choosing children’s apps

Feb 2, 2015
Cyber-safe tips for choosing children’s apps

The internet is an open environment and it is relatively easy to create and market apps globally, so parents must be vigilant about knowing that the apps that are downloaded for their children and family are coming from trusted resources. The FTC has recently issued a warning to a Chinese children’s app developer, BabyBus,...

Love and sincerity don’t come from a ‘like’

Jan 28, 2015
Love and sincerity don’t come from a ‘like’

Contrary to popular belief, “likes” don’t and shouldn't mean much to people. It takes about ten seconds to see something and decide to “like” it, maybe less. Now consider this- it also takes about ten seconds for someone to give you a genuine complement in person. Too bad not many people do that...

Access to your child’s social media will not stop cyberbullying

Jan 26, 2015
Access to your child’s social media will not stop cyberbullying

...Granting schools access to the social media of a child suspected of bullying may complicate things and create more harm. It would, it seems, make more sense to mandate the parent provide access to the account without giving up the password, so as to facilitate the investigation of an incident and limit access for...

Friendship is more than a connection to be ‘liked’

Jan 19, 2015
Friendship is more than a connection to be ‘liked’

Rocklin resident Julia Shohbozian blogs about a life that is bigger than the screen.

“It is possible the person people will not forget is the one who makes them put their screens down.” — Rocklin resident Julia Shohbozian blogs about a life that is bigger than the screen.

“Life...

Help your child manage their news feed and nurture friendships

Jan 19, 2015
Help your child manage their news feed and nurture friendships

Is your teen’s social media news feed delivering too much information? Social media is a wonderful tool that makes it easy to stay connected AND this is also the problem. It is possible to be overwhelmed with trivia from friends (many of whom are simply social media connections) and family members posting every fleeting...

Choosing the right devices for your child and family

Jan 12, 2015
Choosing the right devices for your child and family

Last week CES 2015 unveiled a lot of new gadgets and devices. Virtually everything in the daily life of family and business can be connected to the web. This includes our children’s beds, wrist watches and glasses. More than ever we are challenged to discern the where, when, how and why we would decide...

How to pray for your cyber-powered child and see the face of God

Jan 5, 2015
How to pray for your cyber-powered child and see the face of God

Your role as the parent is to teach them about the obedience that brings about liberty to steer their own ship in life. In that sense parents are household executives and children are emerging executives. We are all learning executives with power (free will) over our own hearts and minds. I have found that when...

A New Year’s resolution for the cyber-safe family

Dec 29, 2014
A New Year’s resolution for the cyber-safe family

Facebook’s new privacy policy announcement reminds us that the cyber-social realms we navigate make us and our children vulnerable to being exploited, bullied or over exposed. Privacy settings are dynamic and are subject to change depending upon the social media company’s strategy for generating revenues. It is important to help youth understand that when...

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