Are there times when you want to confiscate the cell phone to stop the texting? Or hide the laptop to cut down on social networking and encourage actual face-to-face interaction?
These days it seems as though technology and its gadgets get a lot of our attention. Sure, they keep us connected. But what about the disconnect they cause? Families might be together — in body only. Our minds often are elsewhere as we’re checking e-mails, keeping up with Facebook posts, texting a question we expect an immediate response to and playing video games. When you send a text to tell a member of your family that dinner’s ready, you know you’re in trouble!
So how do you stop the cycle? How do you get your family to pay attention to each other — face to face?
HealthyLife will run a feature on this dilemma in its next issue and we’d love to hear from you. How do you do battle against the technology machine in your own home? Send us your stories. Some of them just might end up in the magazine!