Mom trying to catch up (afraid of generaton gap)

April 21, 2010 7:46pm CST
I am a mother of two, both of them are pre-schoolers, lately I've noticed a lot of new things about my kids. My 5 year-old girl says she likes Taylor Swift, so what I did was to google who is that, I found out she's a singer and I instantly like her songs then my boy likes ninja saga on facebook which I don't play but I watch him while playing online. The reason behind my actions is that I am so afraid of not understanding my kids' interest, I don't like the feeling of not connecting with them if ever they say or ask something. Is it normal? I am trying to avoid a generation gap I want to understand everything that's in or out for them. Is it paranoia?
2 responses
@besthope44 (12123)
• India
25 Apr 10
Well friend, i can understand the way you feel. Feel happy that your kids explore new interests. And its a chance for you to learn whether they are at good or wrong track. Your major concern should be you have to encourage them if its good interest and try to get them on right track if they are on wrong.
@ada8may21 (2405)
• Philippines
22 Apr 10
I think its good that once in a while we also get involved in the interest of our children. Just like me I dont know how to swim and my son is really interested in swimming so I enrolled him in the swimming lesson now. Since I have a conflict schedule with his swimming lesson class I could not go there and see him swim. I just sneak out and watch him once in a while. One time I swim with him and really show him that I am also good in swimming. Just lucky I am because I am taller than him that is why I could go to the deeper part of the pool. Its really a good feeling that you also get involved yourself about our children interest and I love it.. Sometimes we are also watching his favorite cartoon. Since I dont know and no idea he is the one telling me the story of that cartoon.