Archive for 2012

The role of parents and educators in confronting the bully

Monday, October 15th, 2012
The bully culture, which attacks the individual, thrives during times of high anxiety and uncertainty; it is insecurity expressing itself and it is learned behavior. The bully problem is also a huge opportunity to reconnect and strengthen relationships.

Who is the bully? Why faith matters

Monday, October 8th, 2012
In this context of the global network culture amplifying all things changing and uncertain, the American Republic is a model of authority that empowers us to confront the bully, or the insecure side, which for the founding fathers was simply defined as tyranny.

Confronting the bully

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012
This school year marks the implementation of State of California legislation, AB9, AB746 and AB1156, which updates the education code regarding sanctions against bullying. Who is the bully? -- Sunday, October 14, 2012, 1PM in Roseville, at Barnes and Noble....

Relating in the network: What makes a “friend” a friend?

Monday, October 1st, 2012
Social media network contacts are superficial at best - and deceitful and dangerous at worst. The real relationships are not simply connections. Below are some ways in which there can be confusion.

Eureka! – The kids’ alternative to Facebook

Monday, September 24th, 2012
Missing are rites of passage with regard to preparing children for the cyber wilderness. And yet we are thrust into the digital fast lane with children placed in the driver seat as more children log into social media apps that are really meant for adults.

Age-appropriate use of wireless devices

Monday, September 17th, 2012

TheFish103.9FM CyberParenting Topics Tuesdays

The other day a friend was telling me about how a young child sat down to read a book with his mom, I mean an old fashioned paper book, and when it came time to turn the page, the child swiped the page as if working the touch screen on an iPad or Kindle.

You can imagine how perplexing it must have been for the small child.  Was the book broken?…

To spank or not to spank? How are you leading your child?

Friday, September 14th, 2012

(Excerpt from 2012 Winter Banana Moments quarterly periodical)

In a recent Time Magazine article, Why spanking doesn’t work, by journalist Bonnie Rochman, the topic of spanking surfaces once again questioning its effectiveness.

The article encourages parents to offer intelligent reactions to their child’s misdeeds because physical aggression only begets more physical aggression. An example offered is a toddler who drops her dad’s toothbrush into the toilet. Explain why it is not a good …

Privacy breach of smart phone apps presents child safety concerns

Monday, September 10th, 2012
This week marks the release of the iPhone 5, which promises more computing power and a larger screen, illustrating emphatically how the convergence of technology has brought the power of the PC into the palm of our hands. Smart phones and personal mobile devices promise convenient, easy access to web-enabled applications and communications. As wireless Internet devices offer children greater ease of access to people, applications and information, parental oversight remains even more imperative to groom younger children to set and maintain personal boundaries in the net.

How children give up power in the network, and what to do about it

Monday, August 27th, 2012

CyberParenting Topic on TheFish103.9FM, Tuesday Mornings

Retention of personal power is the biggest challenge of cyber-powered living. By this I mean, the ability to avoid being compromised by or lowering your standards to nefarious influences in the network.

 Two main ways that power is surrendered are:

1) Over reliance upon technology as an alternative to relationships (especially at home), and

 2) Keeping secrets.

 When technology replaces real relationships at home

In a recent conversation with …

2012 Summer Edition: Identity, bonding and success

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

This is the introduction to the 2012 Summer edition of Banana Moments: Family Business Quarterly. Subscribers look for PDF attachment in your email. To receive the PDF with articles, subscribe.



For the 2012 Summer edition of Banana Moments: Family Business Quarterly I chose to feature the book, Born Digital, by John Palfrey and URS Gasser (2008) which offers insights about the experience of children who grow up in a world …

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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.