Keep the Lines of Communication Open
Not the ones that keep you one beep or buzz away from contact with the outside world.
I'm referring to the ones that keep you connected to your kids.
So take a vacation from the electronic conversation interrupters so that you and your kids can enjoy some heart-to-heart conversations about the issues that matter most to you and to them.
It doesn't matter whether these heart-to-heart talks take place while you're toasting marshmallows over a campfire while you're on summer vacation or while you're shopping for back-to-school school supplies. What matters is that these conversations have an opportunity to happen.
Why not give yourself and your family the gift of unplugging from technology for a few hours (or even a few days, if you can swing it).
The sense of freedom will have you feeling almost kid-like again.
Photo Credit: Ann Douglas.