happy-familyI came to know a lot more about children of today’s generation after I started my career as a teacher recently. I found many colleagues not very happy with these new generation kids and even I got irritated by their behaviour sometimes but I knew that the generation gap is what making it difficult for us and we need to change to understand them better. It’s not only the technology that is responsible but also the change in parenting. Earlier days, parents were stricter but now we see more leniency, at least I can say this because I have seen 80’s, 90s, 2000 and current generation parents.  And this change in parenting has proved to be excellent. Children are more open about what they think now and they put their opinion before adults now which is a good thing. What they want to eat, what are their likes and dislikes, they tell is openly. Chocolate is every kids favourite and now they can have it in breakfast every day in form of chocolate flavoured corn flakes which is a delicious and healthy breakfast option when taken with milk and fruits. Not only the taste benefit, it’s very easy to prepare as well and I have seen grown up children’s preparing their own bowl of cereal. It can be their first ever meal they ever make which can enlighten them to do more cooking experiments. Best part is that preparing corn flake for breakfast is very easy and parents should allow it to kids to do it on their own, it requires no cooking so there is no chance of getting hurt by stove flame or cut their fingers etc. Internet also comes to help a lot here, I myself look up for new recipes that can be made easily at home with available ingredients and with help of my Mom I am able to accomplish the task. Things like these create fond memories that we remember throughout our life.

Since kids today like to get more involved in technology, I have seen kids helping their not so technically sound parents helping with day to day things like using ATM machines, helping understand the functions on new TV remote control or helping them with features of new mobile phones etc. It’s a kind of blessing that kids today learn faster and help their parents. Most of the times it the children who compel their parents and drag them to stores to buy / upgrade things at home. Survey says that buying decisions are although made by adults, children’s play a big role in finalizing the purchase decision.  It’s always a happy moment in the family when something is bought from the decision made by everyone in the family.