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Banana Moments
Underage use of social media: How parents can plan for it

Apr 14, 2014
Underage use of social media: How parents can plan for it

Social media and texting has become such a normal part of daily life it can easily be perceived as a right, rather than a privilege. The minimum age for use of social media has been set at 13 years, but it is not possible for media sites like Facebook, Instagram, SnapChat and Twitter to...

Banana Moments
Is social media sucking the life out of your family relationships?

Apr 11, 2014
Is social media sucking the life out of your family relationships?

So if there is not a decent measure of peace at home. If you are feeling uneasy about your family life and your relationships with your children leave you wondering if you have done enough, or even if you are capable or are enough, take a look at what thoughts are growing in your...

Banana Moments
When high school ‘drama’ becomes bullying, here’s what to do about it

Apr 7, 2014
When high school ‘drama’ becomes bullying, here’s what to do about it

I believe the modern child experiences a bully climate in ways we cannot perceive unless we experience it at their age. The drama we experienced as adolescents without cyber connectivity is amplified for the modern teen; and it can easily take on a life of its own in the form of personal attack that...

Banana Moments
The top 3 things parents can do to shield their child from cyberbullying

Mar 31, 2014
The top 3 things parents can do to shield their child from cyberbullying

Bullying is learned behavior. Children do as we do, and so I have learned that if our own personal strategy is to use intimidation and anger in response to bad customer service or in reaction to the things that family members do that are annoying or disruptive, we in turn are disturbing the...

Banana Moments
How to disconnect from the devices and reconnect with your child

Mar 17, 2014
How to disconnect from the devices and reconnect with your child

Cyber Safety for Kids and Families with Joanna and Jodie on 103.9FM The Fish Family Morning Show

Reclaiming the childrenIt is difficult to disconnect from the device (and hence work and tasks), and yet it is so easy to be disconnected from our children.  A recent news story featured a...

Banana Moments
How your child’s social media posts can hurt you and what to do about it

Mar 10, 2014
How your child’s social media posts can hurt you and what to do about it

The harsh reality that cyber communications are not private is a challenging concept to get across. We don’t see the open, boundary-less nature of the network communications; we don’t normally calculate the myriad of circumstances that conspire to share information intended only to a few.

AccessLocal.TV
Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom Calls for Technology Progress in State Government

Mar 10, 2014
Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom Calls for Technology Progress in State Government

In a live webcast and cable television show from Access Sacramento, California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom today called for a break from the status quo  ...

The State Hornet
New parking meters make downtown parking less of a nightmare

Mar 4, 2014

The new year brought new parking meters that accept credit cards to certain areas in Sacramento

Banana Moments
Help your child personalize social media according to their values

Mar 3, 2014
Help your child personalize social media according to their values

Indeed, parents have the duty and authority for protective cover of minor children. Yet the crux of the matter remains: how to position yourself as the parent who is trustworthy and relevant in order to cultivate the open communication and appropriate monitoring regarding something that is so personal and sensitive during the adolescent...

Banana Moments
Worrying and caring: Why they are not the same thing

Mar 2, 2014
Worrying and caring: Why they are not the same thing

So let us be clear. Worrying is not the same thing as caring because it is the product of fear, not love. And worry is in my opinion the most toxic temptation of the modern parent given the truly perilous network culture that encompasses the modern childhood.



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