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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.”

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

Cyber Safety for Kids and Families on TheFish103.9FM

with Joanna and Jodie

This week

How to recognize and deal with smart phone addiction in your home


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             Fresh Start Family Culture Builder

Trainer Certification Workshop

June 26, 2015, Noon to 4 PM

Location: Beloved Recovery, 919 Reserve Drive, Roseville, CA

Fee: $100.00 includes price of workbooks and lunch

For CEU (4)  upgrade add $30


Sign Up Today! Fresh Start Trainer Certification June 26 

Professionals working with children who suffer from anxiety, depression and addiction, often encounter challenges when parents are uncertain or lack confidence about their leadership role at home to promote healing.  What if your practice had the enhanced capability to engage the parent-child relationship as a part of the healing? This workshop will give professionals tools and insights to help parents:


  • Strengthen their spiritual resilience at home
  • Understand how the network culture conditions parents and youth for authority and relationships
  • Recognize and embrace with confidence the new demands on parents to lead tech savvy kids
  • How to become a trustworthy resource to impart wisdom
  • Questions and exercises to help parents clarify their own barriers to open communication
  • Simple steps to create house rules that empower youth to receive boundaries as love language

Sign Up Today! Fresh Start Trainer Certification June 26 


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.