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Banana Moments
Tips for understanding the texting lingo of your teen

Mar 2, 2015
Tips for understanding the texting lingo of your teen

So in order to provide protective cover for the teen who may be confused between trust (which is always verifiable among people) and privacy (which is private stuff you keep from the world not from your parents), parents need to position themselves as trusted resource to help teens learn how to be in control...

Banana Moments
You have more in common with your smartphone than you think

Feb 24, 2015
You have more in common with your smartphone than you think

It is only human to “reach for the stars” and share our dreams with one another, but we can’t actually make these things reality if we settle for a habitual routine of “liking” and posting.

Banana Moments
You have more in common with your smartphone than you think

Feb 24, 2015
You have more in common with your smartphone than you think

It is only human to “reach for the stars” and share our dreams with one another, but we can’t actually make these things reality if we settle for a habitual routine of “liking” and posting.

Banana Moments
New app enables parents to guide a child’s use of a smartphone

Feb 23, 2015
New app enables parents to guide a child’s use of a smartphone

The new demand on parents today is to assume nothing. You must always “inspect what you expect”, which can feel like spying and a lack of trust if the mindset is that children need privacy from their parents. The truth is what children require is caring oversight that provides instructive guidance, protection and correction...

Banana Moments
New app enables parents to guide a child’s use of a smartphone

Feb 23, 2015
New app enables parents to guide a child’s use of a smartphone

The new demand on parents today is to assume nothing. You must always “inspect what you expect”, which can feel like spying and a lack of trust if the mindset is that children need privacy from their parents. The truth is what children require is caring oversight that provides instructive guidance, protection and correction...

FOX40
Android Phone Malware Can Spy on You When Your Phone is ‘Off’

Feb 19, 2015
Android Phone Malware Can Spy on You When Your Phone is ‘Off’

A new piece of malware on Android devices can spy on mobile devices even when they are “turned off,” according to security firm AVG. The malware hijacks the shutting down process of your phone. After pressing the power button, you will see the shutdown animation. However, the screen goes black and the device remains...

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Banana Moments
The value of friends you don’t see very often

Feb 18, 2015
The value of friends you don’t see very often

This week I’d like to share a bit about the Placer County Youth Commission (PCYC). I have a profound love for this group and there are some great reasons why. First, some background information about PCYC. It is a team of “high-schoolers” and young college students from various cities within Placer County. PCYC is led...

Banana Moments
The value of friends you don’t see very often

Feb 18, 2015
The value of friends you don’t see very often

This week I’d like to share a bit about the Placer County Youth Commission (PCYC). I have a profound love for this group and there are some great reasons why. First, some background information about PCYC. It is a team of “high-schoolers” and young college students from various cities within Placer County. PCYC is led...

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...

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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