Archive for the 'Child Abuse' Category

Pedophile who extorted child porn photos from teens is jailed: FBI seeks to identify & help victims

Monday, July 13th, 2015
The victims of this pedophile need to know that their experience with him was a lie that became a real experience and it is only true for them, their identity, if they allow it to be so in their own minds. (Romans 12:2). I pray that the remaining victims are found and are able to receive closure and a measure of peace from knowing that nothing can separate them from the love that comes from the heart of God: Divine Love.

How it is possible to cyberbully your own child

Monday, July 6th, 2015
Over the past few months, more headlines have surfaced about parents publicly shaming their children by posting images on line about their wrong doing and discipline. What this indicates to me is a misunderstanding about what it means to discipline, which is to inspire others to learn by your own example, counsel and instruction.

Parenting to teach healthy emotional bonding as a life skill

Thursday, March 7th, 2013
Jennifer Rodriguez (Photo: courtesy) An educator, blogger and children’s book author, Jennifer Rodriguez, founded Salice Family Services a non-profit dedicated to help children and families deal with adversity through understanding how to manage stress and build healthy emotional bonds.

Helping children confront adult bullies

Monday, October 29th, 2012
What parent hasn’t experienced outrage when an adult who is trusted to care for their child, abuses their power? Coaches, parents of other peers, teachers, principals, or our own spouses or ex-spouses -- at one time or another, children will have to contend with adult bullies.

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 …

Mom Forgives Wal-Mart Baby Slapper: How to Handle Tantrums

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

bananas-11In Stone Mountain, Georgia, August 31, 2009, 61-year-old Roger Stephens slapped a toddler who annoyed him because he would not stop crying. According to news reports, he warned the mother, Sonya Matthews, to quiet her child or he would do it for her. When the child continued crying, he slapped her in the face at least four times. Stephens is facing felony cruelty to children charges, and is being held without bond.

 Sergeant John Weaver, …

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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.