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Hang up the Phone

Jan 01, 1970 / Relationships and Communication     

OK…you're at a ball field and you notice a mom and daughter arriving for a game. For 10 minutes, Mom talks enthusiastically. She laughs, she jokes … but it's not with her daughter…it's with her friend…on the phone! Mom never makes eye contact with her daughter, never talks with her or encourages her before the big game. Sound familiar? If so, take advantage of the time that you have with your kids. You never know when you'll miss a precious moment. Time is a precious resource that you can use as a tool to get to know each other. If the phone rings, tell your friend you'll call them later. Disconnect from technology and connect with your kids.



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Mark Merrill

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