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The Blue Muse
Calling all teens: Above the Fray wants to know about your online life

Nov 18, 2014
Calling all teens: Above the Fray wants to know about your online life

Have social media using teens in your life? Please join Above the Fray in helping them learn ways to be safer, more responsible, and perhaps even have more fun! And encourage them to take our survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ATFtest Are you ...

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Banana Moments
Why teens text from behind the wheel and what to do about it

Nov 17, 2014
Why teens text from behind the wheel and what to do about it

Why your teen should not be expected to respond immediately to parents’ texts and calls Bonus link to a guide for grooming your child for cyber safe use of smart devices One of the main reasons parents decide to equip their child with a mobile phone is the belief that instant communication...

The State Hornet
Technology committee explains do’s and don’ts of social media

Nov 12, 2014

Sac State’s Academic Information Technology Committee encourages the use of social media, with a few guidelines.



Banana Moments
To stay informed about their on-line world parents advised to treat teens experts

Nov 10, 2014
To stay informed about their on-line world parents advised to treat teens experts

If you have a teen, you know all too well how mobile connectivity intensifies the power crisis for teens and parents. It is not new that teens feel like their parents are irrelevant, and it is true that our children’s adolescence is informing them radically differently than that of our own. Modern youth are...

Banana Moments
The pros and cons of creating a social media profile for your baby

Nov 3, 2014
The pros and cons of creating a social media profile for your baby

Cyber safety for kids and families with Joanna and Jodie on 103.9FM The Fish Family Morning Show

Photo credit: Impact of Social Networking Sites

Photo credit: Impact of Social Networking Sites

NBC News Today recently reported that a Gerber survey found 40 percent of moms aged 18 to...

Banana Moments
Why the truth matters in your child’s pursuit of happiness

Oct 13, 2014
Why the truth matters in your child’s pursuit of happiness

Welcome to the 2014 Fall Edition of Banana Moments Family Business Quarterly

Joanna Jullien (Photo: Christi Benz)

Joanna Jullien
(Photo: Christi Benz)

A recent Mashable article features a young man who made the choice to drop out of school and pursue a career as a professional video game player and then stunned his...

Banana Moments
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...

Banana Moments
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,...

Banana Moments
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...

Banana Moments
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...

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