Why Is There A Generation Gap Between Parents And Children?


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Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
You know, the problem is in the fact that Generation Gap is a real problem of our time...I'm a 17 years old girl from Ukraine and I know about this problem thanked to my own experience. My mother wants to know everything about my life...I'm rather quiet girl, I don't go to discos or parties, I'm studying in the university, getting very good grant, helping my younger sister with home tasks and even don't go to dates...but she still wants to know everything...I had been writing a diary for a long time where were a lot of my poems and novels, things that had happened with me, but mum found it and arranged an interrogation me. She's too energetic person and it's killing me. But the thing that kills me more - it's the fact that she doesn't want to understand me at all. I can't say her many things because I don't know her reaction...that's awful...Well, I think I'm not the one with such a "problem" and it is a real Gap...Generation Gap...
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Shumaela Rana answered
Dissimilarity stuck between the opinions and views of young people and their parents can be termed as a generation gap. The reason of generation gap is the dissimilar scale of priorities of both these generations. Parents talk on the basis of all those experiences that are results of the events and dealings they had faced in their lives while kids argue according to their surroundings and fantasies.

When kids and parents are unable to make them agree with each other then this situation leads them to the state of disappointment. As a result of this situation kids avoid to talk to their parents and parents quench that their kids do not listen to them. Kids do not consider their parents in any matter and parents in certain situations leave their kids with their own good and bad while some situations lead both the parents and kids to the states of frustration and aggravation.

The problem of generation gap is getting a value as a very serious issue for both the children and parents. This situation does not only make suffer these two parties but it affects the surroundings as well. In order to cope with this problem parents must think in a sharp and tactful manner because the kids are blameless and they do not adopt the things forcefully in a happy and satisfied manner
Shuja Zia Profile
Shuja Zia answered
Well this is commonly sought question these days cause this is a problem faced by people of every part of globe.

Basically the recent developments in technology has accelerated overall development in every field and with very short time things which seemed to be considered impossible are now the usual things.

Our parents lived in a bit slower society and they adjusted to that as well but now the pace has inceased considerably but they have same patterns what they used to have.

The things which were considered luxuries at some time are now needs of today.

People who are already adjusted to a particular lifestyle find it very difficult to adjust to new trends and requirements.

The new generation is learning and adopting fast to the needs of the fast growing society which is sometimes a concern for elders.

Their work patterns, jobs enjoyment and every other living pattern is very different.

I believe the new trends are hard for them to adjust and we the present generation find it hard to make them understand.

People have less time now are no time to relax upon things and work patterns are very quick.

On the other side our elders are more of slow decision takers.

I would suggest parents are more in commanding position and they should try to get acquainted to new trends if not then atleast try to understand their children needs and remove age or parent children relation ship and give space without getting out the respect factor.

Understanding parents can always help a lot and its very easy for an elder to initiate than a younger one.

Hope my views are of use to you.

Take care,Bye.
Tariq Habib Profile
Tariq Habib answered
Things change by the passage of time and in the same way requirements of life also change during that duration. It is not necessary that people like those things, which their parents used to like 20 or 30 years back. In the same way trends, behaviours, fashions, attitudes, liking and disliking also change by the passage of time. So far your question that why is there a generation gap between parents and children can be narrated in the following terms.

As I told you above that things change by the passage of time and in the same way demand and requirements of life also change. People have to adopt those things, which are currently required by the people and they are bound to adopt those requirements. Sometimes parents feel ill on the habits, attitudes and behaviours of their children but they don't realize the current requirements of their children. They go on giving examples of the past and irritate their children for nothing. I think parents should only guide children properly and let them enjoy their present. By these conflicts, which take place between parents and children, it is said there is a generation gap.
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The generation gap was a term popularized in western countries during 1960!!!!Generation gap between parents and child  is just because a mother or a father always thinks that he/she is her/his child's best friend and because of that he/ she discusses her/his  secrets with her/his child who is old enough to understand their parents problems but a child can't share all her secrets with her mother/father because she/he feels shy maybe and due to this generation gap grows .Through this my message was that nowadays there is a lot of generation gap between parents and child but earlier it was not as his/her child's see the world doing they do the same thing but we have to try that we will lessen the no of generation gap being caused between mother and children!
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Children today are more influenced with their parents then in old times like now days children go up to their parents and ask them"did you listen to the beatles album how was it?"No they used to not bring up the subject because parents back then didnt listen to the music yet they don't allow it not just music but everything else.
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I don't know why you people all are blaming on parents. It's too sad if they are there, we are there.

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It is annoying, but it seems to me I have already started to feel myself not in a trend. I do not like what young guys do now in the Tik-Tok and what kind of music they listen to. I try to struggle with that, otherwise, I will look like my grandmother. Our society develops and changes every day due to Internet influence. That is why we have to follow trends or at least know and understand them. My kid is 4. He is in the child early education Brooklyn - They have a lot of different classes there that help kids to think deeper, and their brains work better. I see how easily he catches all the information. He can analyze and get it. Moreover, modern kids are able to filter the information. I mean they understand what is fake and what is true.

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In my point of you many people gave us to a lot of thing to provide children and they children is very lazy then mostly people get  education not for knowledge because they get money?
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The case is that parents always want to be right and children don't like being ordering about. If only both wanted to talk about the problem, share opinions, expectations and hopes it would my so much easier.
But I guess, both are too stubborn to sort out the whole rift.

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