My best advice was to take advantage of all forms of technology. My family has become quite adept at this. I get a daily photo of my nephew. I FaceTime with my parents and brother. I Skype with my sister and BIL. Phone calls. E-mails. Text messages. Facebook. Instagram. We’re so “now”!
My phone rang on Saturday night, and I ended up attending an impromptu party in honor of my sister’s birthday. It was amazing.
I do think that smart phones and social media can distract people from daily face-to-face communication, but when used appropriately, they are life-savers. Wouldn’t you agree?