Put social back into networking. Get ready to clutch your pearls: schedule coffee or lunch with a new colleague, prospective friend, or contact! Do this instead of emailing, FBing, Instagraming, Tweeting and whatever else for extended periods of time. Crazy I know but we are losing social skills fast and these face-to-face interactions should not be limited to just weekend play dates for the kids. I received this advice from a respected colleague who has built his reputation and career around these types of community principles. Put it to the test and let me know how it goes.
I for one want my kids to benefit from this old school style of social interaction. Engage with your friends without needing a screen!