This is how we looked together when my AYA was only 3 years old. Her facial expression resembled mine but actually she's prettier than me.
And this is how we are now. She's a lot more beautiful and lovely. She has grown to be a fine young lady though sometimes we have different points of view and disagree to some issues concerning school and other teenage activities.
In this modern fast-paced environment, the things which were considered luxuries before are regarded as needs of today's generation. Children of this digital age are learning and adopting quicker than the elders adjusting to the present society.
The new trends like mobile phones, music players, computer and other gadgets are affecting my concern to understand the young people's mind like my AYA. I keep comparing myself from her especially when I was her age. I'm the eldest daughter and she is my firstborn so, I seem to expect too much from her but I guess it's not right to put my shoes on her. The problem is not "generation gap" but diversity of opinions and behavior. If communication remains consistent and positive then we will both accept our own individuality.
Sometimes, it's better for parents to give children the chance to prove their point than to force them to do anything beyond their means. Authority is still in our hands. We just have to open our minds to a wider horizon... a new perspective. We cannot bring them to the world we used to live in, instead try to live with them in this quite strange lifestyle.