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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

This week

Would an interactive, ‘smart teddy bear’ from Google be a good thing?


hands in phone_no shadow (2)Banana Moments Foundation is dedicated to strengthening the parent-child bond in a hyper-connected world. To make a donation, please go go: Donations.  Your generous support is greatly appreciated.




Photo: Sad girl via PinkSherbet Flickr

Photo: Sad girl via PinkSherbet Flickr

Symposium on Meeting the Spiritual and Mental Health Needs of Modern Youth and Families – June 13, 2015, in Citrus Heights, California 


Family Business Quarterly

2015 Spring Edition: Making youth wiser in the social network

2015 Winter Edition: Facehooked parenting and spiritual resilience in a hyper connected world

2014 Fall Edition: Why the truth matters in your child’s pursuit of happiness



2015 February Monthly Round Up

Parents confusing praise and love in the social network


New Resource

Reviving Parenthood

Photo: Christi Benz

Photo: Christi Benz




Thought Leadership for Parenting in the Social Network

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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.