Eye Contact

August 30, 2018

 

 

 

Eye-Contact and social touches are fading away from use in society-things that distinguish us from beasts making us human.

A creature was spotted in France 200 years ago. It was captured, and they determined that it was an 11- year old boy who had run wild in the forests for most of his life. He was indistinguishable as human. This leads me to ask, “At what point do we begin to lose our humanity?”

 

Anyone who works with kids has to be giving high fives, pats on the back,  and requiring eye contact. When you ask a child a question, wait for an answer using the same level of eye contact. It’s our job to turn this around, and remember that if we don’t look at each other, parents, our kids will follow our lead. For instance, when you’re on the laptop, and your kids ask you a question, give them the eye contact that you so desperately want from them. And for goodness sake, don't let your kids walk around with their eyes glued to a screen.

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