Admit it, we all love modern technology. Nothing beats ordering 25 pounds of kitty litter on Monday and having at your doorstep on Tuesday (before your cat has a chance to poop). It’s also great to know exactly where every single one of your friends is at any moment in time on snapchat.
But there’s something missing. Eye contact, direct face to face conversation, a pat on the back when supporting a friend. Without that, we are all at risk of losing the emotional attachment that comes with real life human to human contact. This gave us an idea for our next lesson….
Design a home for family of 2 that encourages face to face conversation and discourages use of electronics in the home.
Here are some of the ideas kids came up with....
"No outlets in some rooms so you can't use your iPad in those rooms."
"Open floor plan so the person cooking can talk to the other person."
"Sofas should face each other rather than facing the TV"
"A zen garden for mediation and quiet conversation."
"Dinner table with seat facing each other. The bathroom should be private though."