Enforcing Life Skills in Children that Technology is Eroding
Technology has changed the face of the society in different ways for the good as well as the bad of the society. While most people embrace technology for their betterment, many forget that technology has its downside too. Technology and technological advancements have changed the way people think and function and has made the world a smaller place.
Technology has enabled people to communicate with each other across the globe. It has also made everything accessible and within reach.
Technology and the several gadgets have found their way in every household of the world. This also implies the fact that even children have access to technological gadgets. Children, today, at a very young age have access to a wide range of gadgets like smartphones, laptops and tabs etc. Children of all age groups use these gadgets like pros and even teach their parents or grandparents to make use of these gadgets.
Well, many elders would feel proud of the fact that their children use advanced technological gadgets but at the same time attention must be paid to what the children are missing out on and the life skills that the children are losing because of their attachment to technology.
Technology has eroded a lot of basic like skills from the children of today. Children of this day and age are hooked onto their gadgets at all times and lack basic etiquettes and skills like courtesy, conversation skills, empathy, appreciation skills and the list goes on.
The children of today are so much into gadgets and technology that they do not even step outside their houses to play and indulge in physical activities like cycling, jogging, running etc. Technology may be a boon for many but for children of today, it is proving to be a bane affecting their brain, health and development.
The use of gadgets does not require the children to use courtesy and words like thank you and please. This simply means that the children of today do not know how to make use of the basic words of courtesy. To enforce courtesy as a life skill in children, it is essential to use these in front of the children.
It is essential to make sure that children use the words thank you and please even when they are using gadgets like Alexa or other home assistants. Forcing the children to make use of polite words ensures that they use these words often and whenever needed in their daily life.
Children of today do not know how to converse with their peers, parents or even grandparents and other relatives. Or one may say that the children are so much into gadgets all the time that they forget that someone is sitting next to them and trying to make a conversation. It is important to ensure that the children show respect to their elders as well as peers when using the gadgets.
In fact, it must be made sure that the children out down their gadgets when someone is sitting next to them and talking to them. Enforcing children to show respect is one of the best things that can be done to ensure that the children develop conversational skills.
It is also important that children develop character and all basic life skills. Most children when bored tend to make use of the gadgets even more. It is for the parents to make sure that they keep the children indulged in activities that not only keep them away from using the gadgets but also develop the basic life skills in them. It is essential to keep the children busy in a lot of outdoor and fun activities so that their brain and body can be exercised and develop in a healthy manner.
Children also fail to develop social skills these days because they are always attached to their gadgets. It is important to ensure that the children develop social skills and one of the best ways to do this is to keep the gadgets out of reach of children especially during meal times and family time. It is essential for parents to make sure that they indulge the children in meaningful and face-to-face conversations so that the children are able to gain confidence and essential social skills.
In this day and age of technology, it is not easy for the children to stay away from their gadgets. It is also a challenge for the parents of today to make sure that they help their children develop the basic life skills in the right manner keeping in mind the fact that technological gadgets are also the need of today.