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 monitor the “friend connections’ in your child’s social network

Jun 23, 2014
How to monitor the “friend connections’ in your child’s social network

Keep in mind most of the social media realm is truly adult swim, the minimum age to engage in social networks for this industry is 13, and many parents are allowing children to access networks at much younger ages. And there is no doubt that monitoring your child’s friend network is challenging in a...

Preparing your child for social media in middle school

Jun 16, 2014
Preparing your child for social media in middle school

Middle school is a very important and challenging time where kids can feel enormous pressure to be validated by their peer community and then experience extreme insecurity as they begin leading digital lives which amplifies the emotion of adolescence. Parents can help their middle school student develop their own digital “playbook” wherein they have declared...

Balancing emotion and reason: Taming the mama and papa bear

Jun 12, 2014
Balancing emotion and reason: Taming the mama and papa bear

In an article via Mamapedia, a blogger mom, Jenny Ball, expresses her simmering rage in an open letter to an Amway lady who deeply offended her teenage son while he concluded a shift at his supermarket job. The lady was a customer and as he finished bagging her groceries, she made a comment about...

Twelve steps for the cyber-powered family: Reclaiming peace

Jun 12, 2014
Twelve steps for the cyber-powered family: Reclaiming peace

Experiences like the trauma of being physically assaulted, abandoned and betrayed, as well as stimulants like drugs, alcohol, cyber technology, sex and graphic sexual images, and gambling can literally re-wire the brain to become dependent upon external sources to “feel good” or seek a sense of normal in response to painful emotion aroused in...

How to disable the undue influence of drugs and alcohol

Jun 12, 2014
How to disable the undue influence of drugs and alcohol

Placer County Sheriff Ed Bonner joins Joanna and Jodie for CyberParenting talk on TheFish Tuesday July 17 Placer County Sheriff Ed Bonner Recently I sat down with Placer County Sheriff, Ed Bonner, to discuss youth trends from a law enforcement perspective. And the top of his mind is that heroin has returned...

Preparing for internet porn and sex in the social network

Jun 12, 2014
Preparing for internet porn and sex in the social network

Internet porn and sexting is about power and control in the realm of hearts and minds; it is about human exploitation which is glorified on and off line in popular culture and in cyber-powered peer communities. These are adult issues because they evoke primal emotion that can be challenging to tame at any age,...

How to advocate for the education of the modern child: It’s personal

Jun 12, 2014
How to advocate for the education of the modern child: It’s personal

When my sons were in grade school, they each in their own way declared that their academic education was the teacher’s job, not mine. And just as my children were arguing for a sacred division of labor between parents and teachers, I explained with divine confidence that there could be no doubt that their...

How your child can get into trouble with the law using social media and what to do about it

Jun 9, 2014
How your child can get into trouble with the law using social media and what to do about it

Cyber Safety for Kids and Families with Joanna and Jodie on 103.9FM The Fish Family Morning Show

Last Memorial Day weekend proved fateful for three teens at Whitney High who were arrested on suspicion of making annoying internet communications and criminal threats and then released on June 2.  According the Sacramento Bee report...

How to manage cyber-powered summer stress

Jun 2, 2014
How to manage cyber-powered summer stress

Over the past ten years of fieldwork, research and personal experience governing the cyber-powered home, there can be no doubt for me that internet connectivity does intensify the role of emotion in daily life. There is just more hype; there is more excitement and anxiety in response to the influence of devices, apps and...

Modern parenting: How to prepare your children to love and be loved in the in an age of social networking

May 26, 2014
Modern parenting: How to prepare your children to love and be loved in the in an age of social networking

This past weekend presented very disturbing news about a young man, Elliot Rodgers, who gunned down six people in Santa Barbara over the weekend. From the news reports, it is clear that this young man was hyper-focused on seeking validation from the social network - which can leave a person feeling isolated, abandoned and...

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