Banana Moments Newsletter

Features of Banana Moments: Family Business Quarterly — Unique, original content

A. From the Editor – each quarter Joanna features a book that offers insight and perspective helpful for dealing with the modern challenges of family business today. The books selected have practical, incisive value for the new demands of running a household and leading children into adulthood. They include works from different arenas including business, science, psychology, social science, faith, and parenting.

For Examples of books featured in past Banana Moments, go to “Bookshelf”.

B. Stories of how families have overcome crises — Real stories of parents and families who have overcome adversity. Some examples include:


A 9-year-old and his family who triumphed over a deadly cancer.

A mother’s story of her teenager’s fall into drug addiction and recovery.

Cyber safety stories – lessons learned, kids who thwart predators by listening to their inner voice

C. New and innovative solutions to help parents maintain peace and harmony in the home.

Examples of helpful resources for parents: Resources

D. Fundamentals for informed and well-connected thought leadership based upon field work and research

(Sample topics)

  • The law and parenting
  • Texting
  • Social media (Facebook)
  • Cyber bullying
  • Video games
  • Sex and pornography
  • Financial literacy
  • Mentoring digital natives
  • Life lessons from legendary athletes like Dan Bunz
  • When drug culture meets the network culture
  • Healthy use of cyber technology
  • Overcoming blind spots about our children
  • Legislation impacting family decisions
  • Body Image
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Faith and forgiveness

E. Setting a pace.

Why a quarterly publication?

Rhythm is important.

In this fast paced, Internet-powered, instant, “I’m connected everywhere” world, we need to set a pace for thought leadership so we can steer our own ships as individuals, as families, as communities, and as a nation.

The quarterly pace and unique content is designed to help quell anxiety in this fast paced world, encourage parents to take time to reflect and find their bearing in truth, with material that is practical, relevant and encouraging. Aligning our perspectives with truth inspires the confidence and compassion needed to truly relate to our children and then lead them.

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About Joanna Jullien

Joanna Jullien

Joanna ( 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.