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Davis Vanguard
Davis Startup Culture Gets a Huge Jump Start

Nov 20, 2014
Davis Startup Culture Gets a Huge Jump Start

If organizers were hoping that their monthly “JumpStart Davis” event billed as a networking opportunity and monthly mixer would strengthen and encourage the local startup community, their first event with a good crowd at Sophia’s and two engaging speakers from the local startup scene had to excite. Michael Bisch, President of the Davis Downtown...

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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...

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...

Davis Vanguard
Asking the tough questions: “Why so few technology employers?” and “At what cost?”

Oct 15, 2014
Asking the tough questions: “Why so few technology employers?” and “At what cost?”

By Doby Fleeman This week’s column focuses on two of the cities featured in the previous comparison matrix – Palo Alto and Boulder – both of which share a number of core community values with Davis. More importantly, both of these communities feature very robust and vibrant technology employment sectors. Given general agreement that...

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Banana Moments
How to know if your child is being bullied: A teen’s advice to parents

Oct 13, 2014
How to know if your child is being bullied: A teen’s advice to parents

Fifteen-year-old Julia Shohbozian of Rocklin has overcome the bully climate at her high school by making her world bigger than the small-minded clicks creating a very hostile social climate on campus. For her junior year in high school, she opted to enroll in independent study and has started taking classes at Sierra College and...

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...

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