In the Digital Age, we all tend to live in more of a virtual world than at any other time. We do live in a virtual world now, but not in a “real world” way. The world of today’s fast-paced culture is a very small world. A virtual world of people working, playing, being busy, being busy and running short of time.
This fast pace and short attention span have become a pitfall for our society. Many children have been driven crazy with boredom and the concept of being bored has become a status symbol among teenagers. Being bored and having low self-esteem is now becoming very common in many young adult teenagers.
Take Help From The Grandparents In Digital Age
Parents can help ease this issue by understanding that as grandparents may be able to act as a link to the past. The grandparents may have a better perspective than the children and may give the children a chance to reflect on the things they learned from their grandparents and those things they did not learn from their grandparents. To be fair, it is just common sense that if you spent a lot of time with your grandparents that you would have a lot of wisdom and insight into your life.
Learning from your elders may be a quick way to eliminate boredom and help to build resilience and comfort in youth. Unfortunately much of what you learn in your own life may not be as helpful as learning it from someone you trust and who you respect. But with a little effort and patience the experiences of your elders will be felt back in your own life.
When one grows up they also gain the impression of another lifetime, and this would be an indelible influence on their lives. It is not uncommon for teens to use all their leisure time thinking about the experiences of their elders and trying to find their personal connection to their elders. The middle-aged adults are better placed to impart to their teen children the wisdom of their elders.
Adults Can Serve As An Example
If your teenager is alone in their early adulthood, they are likely to seek solace and acceptance from other adults. Adults should be able to lead by example, and should not be afraid to seek out other adults for support and friendship. It is a good idea to encourage the teen to seek out adults for comfort and advice. For example, if they feel sad about something then they should go and visit the grandparents, the aunt or cousin, the best friend, the uncle or aunt in law.
They should also seek out older adults to help them through something difficult. For example, a teen is concerned about their grades and will feel intimidated if they approach their teachers directly. So they should meet with an adult mentor.
We know that in today’s society there is no room for peer pressure. But in your own home you can make a situation where there is no pressure on your child to follow in the footsteps of their peers.
Ask More Questions In This Digital Age
Sometimes simply asking a question can provide common-sense answers. This might mean that the teenager needs to consult an elder on certain issues, and not necessarily a parent. If a child is not comfortable with an answer then they may need to get an individual to come and help them. Often this will require a professional person to accompany the child to the doctor.
Adults may feel a greater sense of responsibility when it comes to children. If a child asks you questions about some issue and you believe you know the answer but cannot put your finger on it then you could help them through the process of getting to know and understand the wisdom of an elder.
The senior in the family is the best source of advice and wisdom for the junior in the family in this mature age. In a lot of ways, the senior in the family is the greatest gift you can give to your children.
In this digital age it is increasingly important that you provide your children with as much information as possible so that they can learn new ideas, rules and etiquette. The elders of your family are often great sources of inspiration for your children to better understand and appreciate their elders.