In some ways, technology has destroyed family life. It is unusual for families to be in the same room at the same time while eating, and families playing games together is almost unheard of. Technology, on the other hand, creates a sense of security since you know where your family is thanks to phone calls and messages. It also allows parents to work from home or go to school part-time while still providing for their families.
Family meals have become more important than ever before because technology makes it easy to get food delivered to your door. Most families eat dinner as a group every night, so this is probably one area that technology has saved by making it easier to coordinate schedules. Plus, there are studies showing that people who eat with others are likely to keep those relationships strong and thriving.
It used to be that only wealthy families could afford to have a servant to do household chores and child care. But now that we have machines that can clean our houses and take care of our pets, most of us don't need servants anymore. This shows that technology has helped families by making it possible for them to live separate lives while still getting things done around the house and taking care of each other's needs.
Technology has taken away many jobs that were previously done by humans only, such as driving trucks, fixing cars, and working with chemicals. Since people are no longer needed to do these tasks, they can focus on other things like going to school or working out of town.
We've compiled a list of reasons why technology is destroying parent-child connections. There was so much to do with your parents back in the day. Games were unique, hobbies were enjoyable, engaging friends and parents, and there was enough to do during family time. Nowadays though, kids have so many options that connecting with them face to face is difficult.
The use of technology by children is affecting how often they connect with their families both physically and emotionally. Here are some ways that technology is ruining the relationship between parents and children:
Children don't talk - or talk less as they become older - because computers aren't capable of communicating human emotions, which is what makes conversations with teens and adults so interesting and rewarding. Computers can only type words back at you, which isn't the same as real-time communication. This means that if you want your child to know what you're thinking or feeling, they need to communicate verbally too.
Kids don't check in with their parents regularly anymore - whether it's to ask for money, send a message, or tell their story, computers make all of this possible without ever actually touching base with those they're connected to. This means that children don't get the chance to see how their parents, grandparents, friends, and colleagues are doing unless they log on to social media.
According to recent research, modern technology is destroying family time together. Almost nine out of ten parents believe that electronics interfere with their time together as a family, and 86% agree that there are occasions when everyone is at home but watching TV or playing on their phones or laptops.
The study also found that almost half of parents admit that they often join their children in using the computer or smartphone during family games or movies. And one in five parents say they even have their own phone habit they need to break themselves of.
So yes, technology is ruining family life. But not just any kind of life, only the busy lives of parents who are too busy to spend any real time with their kids.
The study was conducted by Time Out Kids, a website dedicated to helping families connect better. It's clear from this study that many parents feel the same way about technology that I do; that it can be used to build strong connections between family members or destroy them depending on how you choose to use it.
So if you're looking for ways to keep your family connected without using technology then check out some of these ideas: go for a walk or run together, visit local museums or galleries, have a game or activity night, etc. The options are endless!