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Bonnie Terry, best-selling author of Family Strategies for ADHD Kids, Five Minutes to Better Reading Skills, and Ten Minutes to Better Study Skills and one of the co-authors of Amazing Grades is with us today. For more, go to: BonnieTerryLearning.

Bonnie Terry, best-selling author of Family Strategies for ADHD Kids, Five Minutes to Better Reading Skills, and Ten Minutes to Better Study Skills and one of the co-authors of Amazing Grades is with us today. For more, go to: BonnieTerryLearning.

As the Sacramento Cyber Safety Examiner, my personal mission is to educate and inspire parents from all walks of life and social settings to realize their inherent authority to govern the home and educate the child about their own power; the personal power that comes from the spiritual resilience of your chosen faith. And so I write for Examiner.com to express the passion of my mother heart to a diverse audience. Below is a link to an article about summer activities that promote learning and bonding at home.

Parenting summer fun to manage attention and screen time. One of the most important things the modern parent can do for their children’s cyber security is to give them quality attention. But the temptation is to yield to screen time because there is immediate gratification; the baby hushes right away and the older children are occupied for long periods of time. And summer time is when kids have lots more free time, which can be surrendered to the device.

“To educate is to enlighten the mind and warm the heart to the love of God.” –St. Joseph Marello

So in this age of everything internet, attention management is an important parenting skill, and it also serves as a strategy for building trust. In this Sacramento Cyber Safety Examiner feature, Granite Bay, California, learning expert Bonnie Terry offers some tips for creating a summer that balances screen time with off-line learning and fun… Read more…

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Joanna Jullien (Photo: Christi Benz)

Joanna Jullien
(Photo: Christi Benz)

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.