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Now more than ever, our children need parents to lead them. Authority that was once ascribed is more relational; popular culture and Internet and mobile technology expose and empower our children to engage in increasingly risky ideas and activities at earlier ages.

“We can’t teach what Banana Moments offers parents,” said Kelly Graham, Principal at Olympus Junior High in Roseville, Ca., “It’s a good message at a time when our children are exposed to so much through Internet-enabled tools.”

Joanna’s ‘aha moment’ sponsored by Mutual of Omaha


Cyber Safety for Kids and Families on TheFish103.9FM

with Joanna and Jodie

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New Resource

Reviving Parenthood

Photo: Christi Benz

Photo: Christi Benz

Upcoming Events


Discipline and power struggles

Peggy Lee Photo: Courtesy

Peggy Lee
Photo: Courtesy

How to address in the home the life skills associated with power and discipline struggles and overcome the entitlement mentality of our culture. Featured speaker is Peggy Harper Lee, author of Spoiled: Fresh Ideas for Parenting the Entitled Child at Any Age.


Dates: Tues., Oct 21, 6:30pm to 8:00pm and an encore, Wed., Oct 22, 2014, 10:00am to noon
Location: St. Joseph Marello Catholic Church, 7200 Auburn Folsom Road, Granite Bay, CA 95746 916-786-5001



Thought Leadership for Parenting in the Social Network

The Authority In Me: The Power of Family Life in the Network Culture – A Parent’s Voice in the Cyber Wilderness

A Google World in the Garden of Eden: Five Family-Safe Strategies for Texting and Social Media



About Joanna Jullien

Joanna Jullien

Joanna (jullien@surewest.net) and her husband have raised two sons in Roseville, CA. She has a degree from U.C. Berkeley in Social Anthropology (corporate culture). Her honors thesis was awarded the Kroeber Prize and funding from National Science Foundation grant. Joanna writes to help parents with the modern-day leadership challenges of raising children. She is a contributing writer for The Granite Bay View, the Press Tribune, the Sacramento Examiner, and editor of Banana Moments.