Dear Irrational (son not calling enough)

November 18, 2008 BY danariely

Dear Irrational,

Congratulations on being selected as one of Fortune’s 10 new gurus of the year.

My question to you is how do I get my son to call me more frequently?  Any advice on this?


Dear Aba (father in Hebrew),

I suspect that guilt could work as one of the best ways to increase phone call frequency — so I would try that first.  Also it would help if you would answer your cell phone more frequently…

Anyway, I just got home after being away for 5 days, so I will call you tomorrow.