Generation gap...

New Zealand
November 9, 2007 8:18am CST
Some believe that older people are more experience than the young ones. I agree in the statement but it does not mean that young people cannot bridge the generation gap. For instance, when talking about family relationship, they think that young parents have a hard time handling situations on family matters. The fact is that they only have difficulties adjusting because of their age and lack of experience. Then how can they bridge the generation gap? Young parents should observe and understand situations. The easiest way of doing this is by obtaining information from their parents who are expert managing things on family relationship as they are themselves have encountered what young parents are experiencing. They can provide exceptional guidance and advice that can help them find solutions in every problems and trials coming their way. It is important to listen and have open communication with parents as this is one of way of understanding and learning things. Young parents should be open-minded to adapt and ready to accept consequences. This is where they can build their self confidence and become skilled on their profession. From this, they are prepared to achieve their goals for their children and ready to face any challenges.
5 responses
@Margajoe (4720)
• Germany
10 Nov 07
Yes, in my case my parents have been very loving and helpfull while helping me raise my children. But, we talk about everything, and some times I am also right. I don´t believe age really has that much to do with life experience. I am 41 and I beleive I have had my share of life experience. One thing I learned very young, I was only 9 years old. Older people are definitly not always wisier people. I still have the mental scares, they don´t go away. Take care and have a nice day.
• China
10 Nov 07
Our parents is very well and their ideas were for us to live better. We should treat they well, believe me!
@rakeshdas (428)
• India
10 Nov 07
Generation Gap !!! was on world ... be here right now ... and will be for-ever !! the problems of generation gaps is well depicted by you already!! The generation Gap cant be elude!! but it is possible to dodge past the problems of Gen-gap for sure !! the only way to elude it is the negotiation .... u have to talk to ur senior members of family ... and also seniors must accept the the juniors' point of view !! by this way xperience and modernism can conquer any obstacle as an unit !!
• India
9 Nov 07
hi first thing i want to point out that yes there is genration gap but what do you think by generation gap could be different than what other think about it...as far as my opinion is concerned generation gap is not a beg problem if we think we can make understading with others then every problem will be sort out...young people will be openminded if we share things with them but if we hide then they will creat mess that ultimate creates gaps ...so its totally depends on sameone understading..we should be open minded and communicate things with our parents .
@Ciniful (1589)
• Canada
9 Nov 07
You make some good points, but I think there are advantages and disadvantages on both sides. Younger parents have a closer handle on what's going on around them, and what it feels like to be a child. They can relate better, making them more approachable to children, and making it easier for them to be involved and prepared in the lives of their children. I love my parents, but in the grand scheme of things, I would never go to them for guidance about my children, simply because my parents no longer understand what it's like to BE a child in today's world. They didn't understand when *I* was a child, and it's a completely different world now. There's no way they could comprehend the struggles children today have to face just by waking up in the morning.