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Parenting In the Digital Age

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New Parents of the digital age are the first generation to face this unique dilemma of how technological devices are creating an invisible barrier between them and their child(ren). Ranked as the number one fear to parents, technology overuse among children is shifting family dynamics and relationships. It is quite the norm that these questions pop up in the minds of parents as they helplessly watch their child’s fixation with his/her device grow.
  • “Why does my child choose to interact on screens instead of with me?”
  • “Why does my child open up easier to strangers, but not to me?”
  • “Why does my child not talk to me as they used to?”
 
In the direction the world is headed, it is hard to raise your child without technological influences and borderline impossible to monitor their every activity on the web. 
  • As a parent, we do not want to overstep boundaries that can jeopardize our child’s trust. What we can do is to pay attention:
    •  What are they interested in? Who do they interact with online? What type of games do they play?
    • Connect with your child about their interests or address important issues they come across on social media (such as racial awareness, body image, bullying)
  • What is stopping you from being both a parent and a friend to your child? 
    • As a friend, parents can actively engage with their child’s interests to build a transparent and trusting relationship
    • Simultaneously, as a parent, we foster the right values and beliefs to help them develop an understanding and moral conscious of right and wrong, safe and danger.
 

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Assertive Communication
for Parents and Kids

  • Assertive Communication is the key principle to not only understand the true problem but also to devise the most optimal solution: a win-win.

    • ​​Oftentimes, we are putting the blame on the devices when actually there is a lack of understanding and communication between the parents and the child. Whenever we seek to rectify a problem, we should also try to understand how the other individual feels towards this issue.

 

  • To establish a two-way communication, we need active listening and speaking up.

    • ​Is our understanding accurately depicting the situation? Or is it an assumption created from one side. The best way to confirm our understanding is to ask. Genuine questions that are neither passive nor aggressive can let your child open up comfortably. 

    • Be patient with what they have to say; we can listen to respond or we can listen to understand and learn, converting our assumptions in to reality.

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