It happened again.
The other evening we are at a restaurant. A family of four enters; the two little boys don’t even glance up from their cell phones as they are being seated. Shortly after orders are placed, the parents join the independent activity on their cell phones.
Yes, times are different but what hasn’t changed is the invaluable connection to the most important people in our lives. As Einstein fears, are we at the stage where technology is surpassing human interaction?
- How will our children learn they are part of a family that matters more than anything else?
- How will they come to know the wonder and craziness of extended family if they don’t listen to the rich family stories?
- How do parents teach values if children are listening to what is deemed newsworthy by popular culture?
When It Comes to Infant Language Development, Not All Toys Are Created Equal.
Parents – you are the perfect toy!
Of all the changes we would love to make in society but can’t – this one is completely in your control.
Please forgive me if I’m not impressed that your one-year-old knows how to swipe an iPad. It would be so much better if they know how to turn the page of a book.
Have a great week!
Tina Nocera, Founder