Now the game has been reversed: it is parents who learn from their children
The human being, who stands out for being a creator and, at the same time, a consumer, has become technological. With technology advancing faster and faster, the way of acquiring learning and knowledge has been changing. Today, children are born with a predisposition to learn or become familiar with technologies such as smartphones, tablets, applications, games and computers.
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The Family Coach, specialized in Psychology and Human Development of São José dos Campos (SP), Valéria Ribeiro, explains that “we live in a world where everything is technological, with fast deliveries and immediate solutions, where relationships are virtual and no longer personal. In this world, there is no room for waiting and maturing ”.
Most parents do not have this familiarity or even do not miss the routine. They prefer to use the phone or cell phone with basic functions. However, as novelties are incorporated into day-to-day tasks, parents need to learn how to use them and for this reason, they resort to children who are used to the use of electronic equipment or devices since they were young, and the latest novelties.
At this point, children begin to teach their parents, a role contrary to what we are used to, and by imitation children learn lessons, behavior and daily habits. Parents who tend to have more traditional behaviors may have a learning barrier because they are not born in the midst of technology.
However, this role reversal, in this context, can be a strategy for parents to get closer to their children, after all the vast majority of adolescents and young people love technology and do not live without it. Asking your children for help in learning how a cell phone or a particular application works can improve this relationship.
It is true that sometimes they will not have much patience to teach their parents, they will do it quickly and say “this is it”, it is clear that they will need to have a little play at that time, and make some jokes, such such as: “be patient, your mother or father is old (a), do it a little more slowly so that I can understand”. Or even the parents being, in relation to technology, more intelligent, having more knowledge, it is not demerit at all. This can help the child want to learn more, because knowing something more than the parents is good and being recognized for it, is priceless.
However, parents, despite this positive point, need to be aware of the excessive use of technology, as this can cause problems in young people who are surrounded at all times and who need electronics to complete daily tasks or even to interact, but this is talk to another article.