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Talking points for using anonymous apps to confront evil

May 11, 2015
Talking points for using anonymous apps to confront evil

Anonymous apps like Yik Yak and Ask.fm are very popular and also attract people who are seeking opportunities to be vicious and cruel. Young hearts and minds engaging in these “communities” without full understanding of the best and the worst of human nature are putting their mental and emotional health at risk. The bullying...

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Dealing with middle school hostility on and off-line

Apr 27, 2015
Dealing with middle school hostility on and off-line

The cyber technology shields people from the emotional reaction to cruel statements, and inspires people to lose inhibitions with illusions of anonymity, believing they will never be accountable for the hurtful things that are expressed. Without a disciplined mind, which I understand to be socialization that involves regarding others as important as self; without...

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How to help your child accept social media age-restrictions

Feb 16, 2015
How to help your child accept social media age-restrictions

Your primary objective is to help your child understand certain limits are to protect them from things that are inappropriate, and prepare them to be responsible users of the technology in the future. So when your child expresses a desire to establish a social media account in order to join their peers, the answer...

Banana Moments
How to help your child accept social media age-restrictions

Feb 16, 2015
How to help your child accept social media age-restrictions

Your primary objective is to help your child understand certain limits are to protect them from things that are inappropriate, and prepare them to be responsible users of the technology in the future. So when your child expresses a desire to establish a social media account in order to join their peers, the answer...

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Spiritual resilience in a hyper-connected world

Feb 16, 2015
Spiritual resilience in a hyper-connected world

A seminal U.S. history learning moment for me happened in the third grade and continues to echo in my mind. It is the battle cry for American liberty attributed to John Paul Jones: “Give me liberty or give me death!” And I can remember thinking “what kind of liberty would warrant dying for it?”...

Banana Moments
Spiritual resilience in a hyper-connected world

Feb 16, 2015
Spiritual resilience in a hyper-connected world

A seminal U.S. history learning moment for me happened in the third grade and continues to echo in my mind. It is the battle cry for American liberty attributed to John Paul Jones: “Give me liberty or give me death!” And I can remember thinking “what kind of liberty would warrant dying for it?”...

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Response to trauma: Resilient parent, resilient child

Feb 16, 2015
Response to trauma: Resilient parent, resilient child

A near death episode in 1990 caused Dr. Joyce Mikal-Flynn, an instructor at the California State University, Sacramento, to confront the actual death of her previous life and then she chose to begin anew; something inside her changed. Her motivation and mission for life transformed as she focused more on family and less on...

Banana Moments
Response to trauma: Resilient parent, resilient child

Feb 16, 2015
Response to trauma: Resilient parent, resilient child

A near death episode in 1990 caused Dr. Joyce Mikal-Flynn, an instructor at the California State University, Sacramento, to confront the actual death of her previous life and then she chose to begin anew; something inside her changed. Her motivation and mission for life transformed as she focused more on family and less on...

Banana Moments
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...

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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...

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