Help your child personalize social media according to their values

Monday, March 3rd, 2014
Indeed, parents have the duty and authority for protective cover of minor children. Yet the crux of the matter remains: how to position yourself as the parent who is trustworthy and relevant in order to cultivate the open communication and appropriate monitoring regarding something that is so personal and sensitive during the adolescent years? How can we be present in our children’s on-line lives in a way that is supportive (backstage) and not oppressive? Make yourself useful.

Age-appropriate use of wireless devices

Monday, September 17th, 2012

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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?…

FBI ChildID app offers prarents preparedness without fear

Friday, August 5th, 2011

SACRAMENTO — The FBI just released a free mobile phone app that enables parents to provide the authorities with immediate identity information including current images in the event a child is lost or kid knapped.

Special Agent Steve Dupre of the Sacramento FBI office encourages parents to consider this child identity application as a tool that will act as insurance, but does not signal a rise in the threat of child abduction.

“In the unlikely …

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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.