Children growing up today are alarmingly consumed by technology, at a detriment to their social upbringing. Talking and listening to children fosters bonds, encourages listening and helps develop stronger relationships. Conversation helps kids express themselves, resolve conflicts, ask for help, and learn. It helps them make friends, create social relationships, build self-esteem, and increase confidence. Yet, technology can distance children from this fundamental element and skill of everyday life.
John Schwind, an entrepreneur, was inspired by his two kids and the desire to give them a tangible childhood filled with thoughtful and meaningful exchanges. John created a series of self-guided workshops for families between the ages of 9 to 14, where a child and a parent exchange thoughts, ideas, and feelings that build and strengthen their relationship in the digital age. He calls his platform, Converlation.
In this episode, John explains the importance of talking with each other, the impact of technology and what we can to regain the lost art of conversation in a digital world.
Converlation is a series of self-guided workshops where a child and a parent exchange thoughts, ideas, and feelings that build and strengthen their relationship in the digital age.