At a time when technological advancements give individuals the ability to interact with others around the globe, there seems to be a breakdown occurring when it comes to face-to-face spoken communication. This breakdown is felt perhaps most noticeably in the home, as adults and kids alike are increasingly “plugged in” and checked out. In this CareNote, author Diane Pharo, S.C.N., offers ways for families to engage in meaningful togetherness. She encourages families to make communication a priority by scheduling times and places to meet, putting away phones/tablets/laptops, and being open to not only speaking, but listening, as well.
By Diane Pharo, SCN