Dear Fellow Parents,
Yes, raising teenagers or for that matter any age kids these days is a lot tougher due to the lure of technology. I won’t bore you with pointing fingers at parents who have fallen in deep themselves or the pressure from friends not to be a nerd without a Smartphone or even texting.
Our schools seem to preach the same but unfortunately give assignments that are impossible without the internet. My daughter was ask by a teacher to “get” pictures on certain themes for a slide show to accompany the choir. Where does one go for this, to the library?
Another daughter in 12th grade is involved with many chesed projects and will be working in a camp for special children. The only communications she gets from the camp are via email. I am sure you’ve had the same experiences.
What am I supposed to say? We are told no, no, no, but lemaaseh, at the end of the day, everyone, including our schools, are turning to the (filtered) internet. So which is it?
A Frustrated Father who Wants to Do the Right Thing