Sunday, July 21, 2013

FaceTime with a Friend

Today's gift is FaceTime with a friend.

Let me ask you a question, does your child text or FaceTime with their friends? You probably answered yes to this question. And my answer is yes for my other two children too. Well, actually my 6 year old son doesn't text his friends, but he does text and FaceTime his family.

I know my oldest daughter would be doing the same thing...if she could....on her own. But she can not.

The next best thing is having her friends FaceTime her, on her iPad or FaceTime her sister to talk to her. And tonight after dinner one of her friends did FaceTime her!

My daughter's face lit up like a Christmas tree when she saw her friend. I love to see the joy they bring to my daughter. I love how my middle daughter helps her sister connect with her friends by holding the iTouch or iPad so she can see them and will also follow her around the house if she is on the go so they can still interact. Something so easy, yet means the world to someone.

Technology today has really helped people with special needs in so many ways. But from a friendship point of view it has made a huge difference in my daughter's life. FaceTime is a game changer for relationships and friendships for someone in our shoes. From us being away from our daughter to her friends wanting to see her and talk to her...FaceTime allows this to be possible. They can do all the fun things they would do in person to make my daughter laugh over wi-fi! In person is always better, but when it isn't possible FaceTime is second best.

Here is a quote for today....

Technology is a given, not a debate- Author Unknown

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