It's not only the children who are responsible for the growing divide between parents and their offspring.Parents can be equally guilty of contributing to the distance that appears to be increasing in families.The fact is that family life has changed in the last generation quite apart from the rise of technology.
Over the past two decades, children who, for example, watch television, have received messages from popular culture telling them that parents are selfish, immature, incompetent, and generally clueless, for example, from This divide has grown due to the increased use of technology among children in several ways.
First, children's absorption in technology, from texting to playing video games, does by their very nature limit their availability to communicate with their parents.
Children are instant messaging constantly, checking their social media, listening to music, surfing their favorite web sites, and watching television or movies.
Because of the emergence of mobile technology, these practices are no longer limited to the home, but rather can occur in cars, at restaurants, in fact, anywhere there's a mobile phone signal.
Nowhere is the impact of popular culture and technology on children's relationships more noticeable than in families.