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The youth is our future. They should be healthy and be at peace to achieve the best they deserve in life. But they are facing issues that the previous generations have never even seen.

The relationship between parents and their young ones should be healthy and cooperating so the young have the ability to face the challenges thrown on their faces with a healthy and positive mindset.

Social Media: Do you have a life

Everyone owns a smartphone causing constant distractions and are not able to focus on studies and other general and important aspects. They are always hooked to them and not sparing any time for the family.  

They literally pour their life on social media and personal communication and socializing is lessened. A condition, FOMO (Fear of Missing Out), is being faced by them and make further makes them more isolated and depressed. Parents can’t right away snatch phones or change internet passwords but instead tell them to indulge in other outdoor activities which are more satisfying like playing outdoors, swimming, anything they want.

Staying Away from Addictions

The young feel pride in consuming alcohol, cigarettes, and drugs. They want to do things we ask them to stay away from. Parents should express their disapproval which makes a big impact on the child’s mind. Also, the parents should be open to the young, coming and discussing if they have made a mistake. Don’t overreact and find healthier ways to help them move on. Trust your children, but not blindly.

Being Self-centred Is Wrong

The new generation wants everything on a flash of a button, they are not patient. They believe in I, Me, and Myself. “My life my rules” is their motto. They need to anyhow come out of this definite shell. It should be discussed, what matters the most to them and character development and moral values that they need to live with.

Education comes First

The youth today needs to understand that though quality education is very important, there are many more spheres other than Engineering and Medicine. They should also look for other career options also and not fall under peer or parental pressure. Parents should not force their children to choose a career of their choice. Let the child decide. After all, it’s the child’s life, happiness, and future.

Find your strength in Family 

Older generations stayed in joint families and everyone adjusted with each other in all departments. But with the passage of time and search for jobs made nuclear families a norm. The young do not want anybody’s interference in life. They forget their manners when speaking to elders and grandparents and don’t wish to help them or spend some time with them. They learn kindness, teamwork, respect, and sincerity while staying with them. Also, this instills in their minds that a strong and stable family backing is very important and also not financial but emotional support is a must. And also one does not necessarily have to go back to staying in joint families to imbibe these traits in them. Just learn to respect everyone.

Committing to your life while avoiding Pressures

As kids grow into young adults, they prefer peers to parents. Here, parents should provide comfort to a secure home so that they grow and explore the outside world and come back without hesitation if the need arises. Also, they know that their parents are getting old and they need to be cared for. When the children get well settled in either with their jobs or business, parents want them to get married and start a family. But marriage shouldn’t be a priority, it should be a choice. When they feel right, then only they should take a plunge and not under parental or social pressure. They should be given their personal space and not be controlling.

Children sharing a healthy and secure relationship with their parents are optimistic, confident, social, independent, and disciplined. They usually develop healthy and content relationships with others. They can handle difficult situations without being emotionally stressed. 

Get to know your children. No matter how big they are, they look to you for comfort. Give them and share a beautiful bond for the whole life.

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