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When it comes to domestic concerns, the generation gap is one of the major issues we are facing. The problem arises when our parents want us to behave in the same manner as they did in their time. They do not understand the evolving trends and requirements of the current era.
The generation gap is the psychological and physical gap between parents and their kids. The success of parenting lies in how effectively they avoid the generation gap or try to fill it. Generation gap can be created by either party, may it be the KIDS or their PARENTS.
In earlier times, two or three generations lived in the same environment and the development was slow, but the world, being a global village, witnesses how the dynamics are changing drastically, making it difficult for our parents to adapt to. Generation gap can be easily overcome if our parents adapt to the changing dynamics of the society.
Firstly, make friendship with your kids, ask their day to day activities, which in return will help bridge the gap. From deep friendly attachment with parents, kids will learn to respect them and obey them. Do not scold your kid in front of everyone rather make them realize their mistake individually as this can forbid them from asking any question in future which will again lead to the generation gap. In similar fashion kids also have to show respect towards their parents as this gap can only be filled if these two parties work together to bridge the gap.
An important factor which has hindered the communication between parents and kids is the excessive use of electronic gadgets namely mobile phones, laptops, iPad etc. Physically everyone is in the same room but they are on their mobiles etc. Children should also try to reciprocate the amount of love their parents show towards them. Try to surprise your parents with frequent gifts, help them in bringing groceries from the market, try to teach them the use of modern day gadgets if they ask to. Be humble if they scold you because they are getting old and fragile.
Try to spend more time with them, share your problems because only they can give you best and friendly advice in the light of experiences they have gone through. In short, if this GENERATION GAP needs to be filled then both the parties have to work together to bridge the gap.