Explaining the value of patience in a tap and click world

Monday, August 18th, 2014
The tap and click tablet, internet-enabled world conditions us for instant gratification. How many of us become impatient when an application takes too long to process a command? Yep. Thirty seconds can feel like an eternity. In the cyber social realm impulsivity, a lack of patience, can lead to aggressiveness and a bully climate when our personal expectations are not immediately met or when we are displeased or disturbed. Let’s face it, in a “me”-centered world there can be no peace.

Resisting “the feed” and connecting with ‘The Leader in Me’

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Return to Table of Contents: 2013 Spring Edition – Family Business Quarterly

The fact that children are natural born leaders is perhaps more elusive in our culture that encourages youth to be power consumers, and is eerily similar to M.T. Anderson’s novel, FEED, featured in the introduction to this 2013 Edition of Family Business Quarterly.

As a mom of two grown sons, I can say that there is definitely more “catering to kids as consumers” …

Training kids to be in charge of their cyber-powered lives

Monday, November 12th, 2012
The first habit is Be Proactive. I use this at school whenever I get frustrated and mad. I think of calming down. I stop and think, "Am I wasting precious time?"- David Pascalau, 4th Grade, North Country Elementary

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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.