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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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...

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,...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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