This morning I came across this feature in the Atlantic about parent screentime.

Very timely and worth contemplating.

One of the most important parenting skills in this cyber-powered world is to take charge of how we manage our attention. And by attention, I mean where you direct your mental energy. In other words, do you control use of the device or does the device control you?? This is the power of your own mind. Something to consider that this is true for you and your child.

Young and old alike are vulnerable to the addictive impact of mobile devices that intensifies anxiety. The good news is that it is learned behavior, which means we have the power to change our response to the devices. To learn more, contact Joanna (be sure to leave your email address).


Also, last week there was a glitch in the events section. To access and access and share the updated September 26, 2019 newsletter on the thoughts that help build parent confidence, here: Thoughts that make you a secure parent


Granite Bay, CA

Please join me and Shelby Swartz with Newport Academy for breakfast and learning. If you plan to attend the October 11 training for parents and professionals working with teens, please RSVP to Shelby Swartz for this event below. Download the flyer.

Mobile connectivity is a game changer for growing up and parenting. Check out this training event for parents and professionals working with teens (flyer is attached):

Event: Parent tools to foster inter-personal connections with tech-savvy children and teens

Learn how to make technology work for you and your family. Devices and apps are designed to be disruptive and addictive; they tap into the same short-term feel good reward system of the brain much like a drug. This training offers simple tools and insights to regulate the use of apps and devices in ways that foster family bonds and build resilience.


Rocklin, CA

boy_wearing_goggles_cape_in_hero_poseWe have five generations knocking around on this planet with different worldviews and our anxieties are the same. We suffer the same and we heal the same. Join me for a conversation as a part of the REALConversations Speakers Series at the Studio Movie Grill in Rocklin…below:

  • Date: October 20, 2019, 1:30PM – 4PM
  • Event: Our anxiety and our strength: How the generations empower one another
  • Speakers: Joanna Jullien and Colleen Marchi, CEO of Magical Order of Brave Knights, LLC (tools to help kids think objectively about fears, such as night terrors)
  • Sponsor: The REALConversations Speaker Series
  • Location: Rocklin, CA
  • Get free tickets here: Reservations BeingREAL


About:  We are a non-profit education center founded in Roseville, CA to strengthen the parent-child bond in a hyper-connected world. Our mission is to restore families with the mustard seed of faith that declares liberty already belongs to the soul because one God, the Creator of all humanity, grants every human being intelligence and free will to choose what to believe, and that is power that can never be taken, but is easily surrendered to the bully, the drug or the device.


Peace on earth begins with peace at home.

Core Connectivity – A Foundation to Empower Families



Core Connectivity is an initiative of Banana Moments Foundation. When you shop at Amazon via AmazonSmile, Amazon will make a donation to Banana Moments Foundation.


Joanna Jullien, Founder & CEO of Core Connectivity
Photo by: Victoria Hatch

Joanna Jullien is an author, educator and consultant on strengthening the parent-child relationship in a cyber-powered world. She is a former technology executive trained in behavioral science at U.C. Berkeley, a mother of two grown sons, and an author of books for practical guidance on parenting, growing up and family life in the network culture. As a family and technology culture advisor, Joanna has appeared on 103.9FM The Fish, 710AM Keeping Faith in America, 1380AM The Answer, and