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The way parents interact with children

June 13th, 2010 (01:28 am)

Recently, I came across an article on http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/10/garden/10childtech.html?pagewanted=2&hpw which was about how parents ignore the needs of their children when the children are vying for their attention, yet the parents continue to use their iphones or handphones. Nowadays, this has become a phenomenon whereby we are being surrounded by technology. It may or may not be a good thing but personally, I think that parents should stop what they are doing when their kids call out to them. As at a young age, children require their parents to have constant attention on them if not they may get into accidents etc. But after that age, even if the parents want their kids to listen to them, the kids may not need their parents' attention already or do not even want their parents by their side. I know that a lot of people use their iphones or handphones to get connected with people around them but when the children call you, one should just switch off the phones or computers and listen to what the children want to say. When one does that, it will be easier for parents to communicate to the children in the future. And one should look at their children when their children are speaking with them as it will allow the children to know that their parents are concerned about what they have to say and what they are doing at schools. If not, when the children grow up, they will not tell anything to their parents even when they are deep in troubles. Anyway, children tend to imitate what their parents do, so how an adult behaves will have tremendous effects on the child.