Parenting has become harder because of technology

An average youngster spends loads of time on technology and other related things such as games tablets cell phones and computers. It has become a great problem for the parents to handle their children since they have also become so involved with digital technology day and night in every aspect of their life. Technology provides entertainment fun and time pass to youngster’s parents as well as people of old age but have created a distance between the people of one family.

Tablets and smart phones help in distracting children and also provide help when the children are upset and the parents need to cheer the children up these technologies form a kind of a bribe to the youngster. It is also used for stick and carrot method to lure children towards good behaviour or punish them for any kind of bad behaviour. With the invention and innovation of technology, phone tracking using GPS is also available for the parents to track down their children and come to know where their children are. These technologies have in one way help the parents to assist their children in their homework because any form of help required are available with the newest technologies these days. On the other hand they make the students lazy because every answer is available and the students are spoon-fed. This is the reason students have stopped thinking and using their brains and have become laid back. This gives the parents a tough time and they keep searching new ways as to how to make their child intelligent and active.

In this digital age the rules and regulations which were applied to the children of earlier times have become faulty now and the rules such as not talking to strangers have become a myth because of the social networking sites and forums available to all youngsters because of the digital technologies. Kids these days have myriad apps, websites, games and every day they find something new to pass their time with and not focus on their studies or family. There are many dangers related to these technologies like being online on networks and talking to strangers can result in dreadful mishaps. The academics are left behind and the children do not make their career perfect. So much money and time is spent on these technologies which are good on one hand but also disadvantageous on the other and this also makes parenting a harder task.


Dr Prem Jagyasi

Dr Prem is an award winning strategic leader, renowned author, publisher and highly acclaimed global speaker. Aside from publishing a bevy of life improvement guides, Dr Prem runs a network of 50 niche websites that attracts millions of readers across the globe. Thus far, Dr Prem has traveled to more than 40 countries, addressed numerous international conferences and offered his expert training and consultancy services to more than 150 international organizations. He also owns and leads a web services and technology business, supervised and managed by his eminent team. Dr Prem further takes great delight in travel photography.

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