Do you remember your teenage era? Things were simpler back then especially in terms of sexual politics. Even media was decent and internet and smartphones literally did not exist. Teenage magazines were also armatures in your growing period. And sex was not something to discuss openly and was considered as a real big deal for everyone. Youngsters had different challenges and pressures. You truly believed that your talents and intelligence can be your ultimate strength. You got the right time and space to learn about various things and that was the reason you were protected and hardly deviated from your path. Though you made embarrassing mistakes but with no harmful consequences.
However, if we try to assess the world of teenagers now, it is completely advanced and challenging. The situation has completely changed, but unfortunately, for the worst. As far as sexual equality and healthy sexuality is concerned, we have taken a backward route. Just take an example of video games, rape scenes are must in many of them. Such exposure to the immature minds really put immense pressure on the teenagers. This is the reason that large number of teenage girls, even big girls too, are going for different cosmetic surgeries, either just because of peer pressure or to increase their desirability among male counterparts. On the other side young boys are also under heavy burdens for the sake of getting demanding for the opposite sex. If we are to take media, infinite number of examples can be found. Internet is full of sexual filth, many magazines’ unique selling point is solely sex and talking about it is like asking someone “how are you?”
Past Times Vs. Present Times Parenting
You must admit that parenting in Mobile era is 1000 times more complicated than it was in your time period. You have to deal with all of it alone and it becomes more difficult when you are not a huge fan of latest technology like internet, mobile phones and especially social media, while your kids are. You have to find new rules and ways to tackle the situation and give him or her enough time to grow up. One of the biggest challenges is to make sure that your kid is exposed to various notions at the right time. Because if s/he knows about stuff that s/he is not supposed to, s/he can entirely deviate from the right track. And s/he would judge everything on entirely wrong basis. So you can see how these hard core realities can deprive your young ones from their youth.
PARENTS, Please watch your children
The time asks you to take action that is more than necessary. You got to look into each and everything that they uses and interacts with in order to understand your child properly. And understanding is very important as it can lead you to evaluate your kids’ reaction in different situations. You got to monitor them keenly and it’s a genuine challenge. It is better to take help from your friends, spouse, and families and most importantly from technology. Make use of all parental codes, apps, monitoring software and whatever you can find. You got to look in to their computer, their smartphones, their friend circles and their activities. Find out how mobile monitoring software does parenting for your. Yes, it looks tough and it is, but after sometime when you will see your kid in a leading university or raising his or her voice on social issues, you will not only feel proud of him or her but yourself too for bringing him or her up rightly.
What are your challenges of Parenting in the Mobile Era?