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Banana Moments
Why the modern child feels ‘unlovable’ and what to do about it

May 20, 2015
Why the modern child feels ‘unlovable’ and what to do about it

...parents experience a type of malware that evolves from a traditional parenting paradigm that says with good parenting the risky traps and adult issues will not beset our children. We are judging ourselves and other parents by the issues or successes of our youth, which further reinforces shame and fear and killing open communication...

Banana Moments
Tips to help your child find happiness without validation from social media

May 18, 2015
Tips to help your child find happiness without validation from social media

...Consider that God’s love, also referred to as Divine Love or Divine Wisdom, offers insights, guidance and knowledge that cannot be known without some measure of faith. When we meditate on the fact that God’s love for humanity covers all of the imperfections of mankind, there can be no judgment of other people that...

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New Program Helps to Improve Tech Literacy for Sacramento Seniors

May 18, 2015
New Program Helps to Improve Tech Literacy for Sacramento Seniors

At the speed technology is advancing, it can be hard to keep up, especially for older citizens who weren’t born into a world with laptops and smartphones. To help them, an initiative by the City of Sacramento called TechConnections is giving participants the chance to gain computer literacy and navigate the ever-expanding cyber world....

Banana Moments
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...

Banana Moments
Talking about your child’s liberty in a hyper-connected, controlling world

May 6, 2015
Talking about your child’s liberty in a hyper-connected, controlling world

Teaching our children that liberty already belongs to the soul is the most important thing a parent can do for the modern child so they can learn how to become free agents in the social network and in the flesh.

Banana Moments
Screen time and the great disconnect with tiny tots

May 4, 2015
Screen time and the great disconnect with tiny tots

When it comes to raising kids with mobile connectivity in the home, consider that where you pay attention is where your heart is. So how much of your attention does your child receive?

Banana Moments
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...

Banana Moments
To spy or not to spy on your teen’s mobile communications

Apr 20, 2015
To spy or not to spy on your teen’s mobile communications

...Spying happens when you are trying to remain undetected; when you are trying to deceive your child into believing that you will not be monitoring their communications. A recent news headline in Australia featured protests against parental control apps that enable parents to spy on their teen’s cyber communications. The recommendation is to stop...

Banana Moments
When is your child ready for a smart phone?

Apr 13, 2015
When is your child ready for a smart phone?

...To navigate around the power and control issues, develop a paradigm of being in charge of your own world (heart and mind) through learning how to use the smart phone as a communication tool that must be used purposefully, or you become the “tool” who is easily duped. Creating a sense of purpose around...

Banana Moments
Why banning books and people from your teen’s life does not make them more secure

Apr 10, 2015
Why banning books and people from your teen’s life does not make them more secure

Banning books is an irrational act based off of fear. Likewise, “banning” certain kids from your child’s life is fear-based restriction. The other day I learned that several of one of my favorite author’s novels was on the “banned list” for quite a few years. Now, Hemingway is a well known author who is...

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