The Bright Side of Smartphones
Take advantage of the smartphone to strengthen your relationship with your child.
Slightly over a decade has elapsed since Steve Jobs unveiled a new, exciting, and intriguing product, developed by Apple—the first smartphone. We have since been living through a social revolution that has changed the way we communicate with one another, including within our own families.
During working hours, parents and children talk mostly about routine matters like the day’s events or whether they have done their homework, but the emotional component, so critical to a family, is missing.
Today, creating that emotional connection is one of the most important challenges parents face with.
After years of treating children and offering parenting advice, Liat Zelzer is convinced that children will respond happily to emotional communication conveyed by technological means. If done properly, this can go beyond the technical issues of the day and transmit feelings of warmth between family members when they are not in the same physical space.
In her book, Liat presents common situations in family life where parents are at work and wish to provide their children with support, help, or be part of their experiences, while also ensuring their wellbeing remotely. Through real-life examples from parents, Liat shows useful solutions through the use of a smartphone. This book suggests a broad range of ways of creating communication that bring families closer by showing the true potential rather than the downside usually attributed to this technology, in order to promote and aid our family goals.