Nowadays technology is everywhere. Actually, we cannot imagine our lives without it. For a person that grew up surrounded by computers and the internet may seem something normal, but for our parents and grandparents technology seems, most of the times, a nightmare. It’s easy to criticize them, but it’s not at all constructive. Remember when you were a toddler and your mother had all the patience in the world while you were learning how to walk and talk? Well, now is your turn to teach your parents how to “walk” in the world of technology. Encourage them and don’t laugh at their mistakes, although many may seem really hilarious.
Mothers know everything on how to cook delicious meals, but they might not be that competent when it comes to using a mouse. Explain to them how it works and keep that jiggle to yourself.
A smartphone has a very sensitive microphone and you don’t understand why older people insist on shouting in it while talking to someone on the phone. Well, years before the connection wasn’t so good, and people had to raise their voices to be heard. Just tell you, dad or grandma, that there’s no need to scream at the phone. I bet they will lose this habit really fast.
When your grandma was young all they had were writing machines, so be grateful if you have a granny that still wants to learn how to use a computer. Most old people are reluctant to new technology, so you have a cool grandma.
CDs, memory sticks, and memory cards, they are all new to your parents. Explain everything and you will feel proud when they will also explain it to your relatives, adding that their son/daughter taught them.
It may take longer for your parents to start using messages and emails, but once they know how, you will get 10 messages saying dinner is ready.
Parents and social media can be a disaster, especially when you post a picture with you at a party and your mom comments: “Don’t drinktooo much, pumpkin! And take a taxi to get back home!” It can be a bit embarrassing, but that means you still have a mom. Parents are like that forever, because to them we are children no matter our age.
Stop laughing and show the poor woman how to insert some spaces. You wouldn’t want us to believe you always knew everything about phones and computers, would you?
Your father doesn’t lack any intelligence, he is just being a gentleman. When he was young phones didn’t had any display, so people used to introduce themselves when getting in touch with someone. He just kept this habit, so just smile and wish him a lovely day.
Sometimes, your parents will use new technology in a different way that we do. If it works just let it be.
Well, if you don’t like that, just show him how to do it properly and everything will be just fine.
While young people tend to use typing to get in touch with someone, older people like to give phone calls. Is O.K., not everyone finds it easy to type.
Does it work? Well, then why are we even talking about it? Yes, they will do it differently, but as long as they get what they want is O.K.
Sometimes you have to be more explicit if you want your parents or grandparents to understand you. Using abbreviation might not be a good idea.
We have to admit that some of the mistakes are fun. Tell grandma no one is gonna still that recipe so she doesn’t get worried that her favorite grandson will be stolen by someone else’s food.
Explain, explain again and explain once more. You may have the smartest grandparents, but technology is still difficult to understand when they are the ones that have witnessed going from black and white TV to colors.
We have to admit sometimes we lose our patience and we tend to become annoyed and annoying. Just take a deep breath and relax. It can’t be that bad!
There once was a granny that put “Please” and “Thank You” at the end of every Google search she did. How could that be upsetting?
You all know that moment when your parents or even grandparents got Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Don’t worry, we all have parents, so you don’t have to be embarrassed when they comment on your pictures.
Sometimes they are proud and they just to make it all by themselves. It gets funny so get ready to smile!
Typos are funny, and the autocorect programs can guarantee you having some fun. Well, that’s only if your parents have a great sense of humor.
Isn’t that just sweet? Oh, beginnings! Guess who’s gonna post selfies in a few months?
Sarcasm is an attribute of the chosen ones, and this dad has plenty of it.
Sarcasm hits again, and it’s so funny that probably the children of this man are glad he knows how to text.
Well, mother knows you so well that you cannot fool her, not even by texting her. You’ll just have to text dad.