My two cents: Thoughts from an ancient cyber mom with a passion for the parent-child bond
Last Saturday therapists, counselors and parents gathered to launch a movement to restore family as the “place to be” through strengthening the spiritual resilience of parents at home as the primary teachers for life. This event, a symposium on meeting the spiritual and mental health needs of modern youth and families, is the inaugural event for Banana Moments Foundation – a resource center devoted to strengthening the parent-child bond in a hyper connected world.
Our aim as the parent is to become the trusted resource to discuss what is happening in the child’s world on and off line. And in order to do this parents must communicate with a disciplined mind – it is the intentional setting aside fear-based thoughts and motives, and putting your trust into the thoughts that liberate the soul which require faith.
- A big thank you to our speakers, Steven Campbell, Dr. Angela Chanter and Jon Daily, Dr. Jessica Rodriguez, Dr. Joyce Mikal-Flynn and our emcee, Mary Lisa Patton who contributed to making this event a magnificent possibility.
- Read more about communicating the disciplined mind as an essential life skill in a globally connected world at my examiner column about the touch points for connecting to the digital native and the power of a mustard seed of faith.
Joanna Jullien is an author, educator and speaker on strengthening the parent-child relationship in a cyber powered world. She is a mother of two grown sons, the author of The Authority In Me: The Power of Family Life in the Network Culture, produces The Sacramento Cyber Safety Examiner column on Examiner.com, and is the CyberParenting advisor on The Fish 103.9FM. Her new book, A Google World in the Garden of Eden: Five Family-Safe Strategies for Texting and Social Media is now available for PC and all eReader formats including Kindle, Nook, iPad.