The litmus test of a solid family is how many times you eat dinner together.
Especially important in the digital age.
Does this picture scare you? It should.
Social and digital communication is the great innovation of our age. But it is not a replacement for face-to-face social interaction.
A psychologist told me that he recommend that families have dinner together.
Mobile devices off!
I’m talking to mom and dad here because you can’t preach face-to-face interaction if you’re going to say one thing and do the other.
Talk about your day. School. Work. People. Politics. Movies. Anything.
A girl told me her parents were adamantly against using digital devices as babysitters when adults want to talk. The other day the adults were having a good time and the two and three year old were getting restless.
The mother broke her rule and handed them her iPhone.
Until she sucked it up and took them home instead.
Don’t ruin great mobile digital devices by making them a substitute for face time.
Thanks for sharing this positive energy with your friends and loved ones.
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