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April 19, 2011

Put Down the Genius Phone, Log Off of Social Media, and Teach Your Children the Value of Face-to-Face Interaction

Monday, April 18 2011

Teach children to be present when they are with other people. Sarah Hathorn, CEO of Illustra Consulting and the creator of the Predictable Promotion System ™, says, “Learning to engage and not just connect but to communicate face-to-face with other people through both verbal and non-verbal communication is a skill they will need to practice for a lifetime of building long-term relationships.” Children practice this through interactions with family, friends, peers, and teachers, so if you are constantly staring at your phone you are missing great opportunities to teach social interaction skills. Hathorn says, “Give the person your undivided attention and you will be remembered long after the encounter.”

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