How to Survive as a Parent in This Modern World

By John Cruz

Things have definitely changed and I’m it’s not for the best either.

Technology has taken us to a place we never thought possible and it’s no doubt amazing but even more dangerous.

So, how do you survive as a parent in this modern world?

There are several things you can do to help in that regard, but ultimately, it’s going to be up to you to make it happen.

I have gathered several tips to help you, so take them with a grain of salt and apply them to your everyday life.

You might not agree with some of them but that’s okay too.

We all have our ways and how we do things as parents, so maybe you can share one in the comments section below.

Other than that, here are several ways that can help you survive as a parent, especially in the modern world we live in.

1. Distance Yourself From the World

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We live in a world full of wicked things and if you don’t take a step back to see what’s really happening, you’re only setting yourself up for failure.

Everyone needs to take care of their wants and needs and sometimes your welfare is not in their best interest.

You need to look out for yourself, treat others the way you want to be treated, and never let your guard down.

We live on a wonderful planet with everything we need but the world we live in is a disaster.

If you can’t understand that, you might not be able to survive as a parent and help others do the same.

2. Be the Example

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Everyone wants to be a better parent and they want their kids to be obedient.

That’s great and all but what good is wanting something when you can’t even do it yourself?

“Get off your phone.”

“Stop staying up all night playing video games.”

The list goes on and on about the complaints that come with this modern world but most parents don’t understand what they’re doing.

If you want your kids to get off their game devices and whatnot, you need to be able to do the same.

Parents these days wonder why their kids won’t listen to them and it’s most likely because they don’t practice what they preach.

Do the opposite, and you, my friend, will survive anything that life throws at you.

3. Get Up to Date With Technology

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Your smartphone is about as far as most people go with technology.

Throw you on a computer and things get a little more complicated.

Unless you work in an office and sit behind a computer like some parents who are making money online, computers might not be so easy for you to understand.

With this pandemic and the different types of learning we have all been forced to deal with, it’s only best to learn how to use a computer.

I’m sure you know how to join Zoom meetings but I hope you know how to mute and unmute when necessary.

You don’t need to be the best with technology, but at the very least get to understand the basics.

4. Go Back to Your Roots

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If you want to survive as a parent in this modern world, you need to recall the days when you were a kid.

What did you do?

How did you act?

For some of you, your childhood consisted of many outdoor activities, rather than staying inside and watching Netflix all day.

Outside was the place to be and there was never a dull moment.

Things are definitely different these days, so do such activities with caution and never leave your kids by themselves.

Gone are the days of letting kids go outside and play on their own, so be smart and follow your kids.

Oh, and don’t forget to get involved and consider getting a swing set or something that can help with building muscle.

5. Learn From Your Experiences

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We were all kids at one point and we had to listen to our parents.

If you want to survive as a parent, you need to think of how you were raised and if, in fact, it worked for the best.

No one was raised in a perfect home and chances are that it will never happen.

There’s nothing wrong with that though, but do understand that you can make some changes.

If you disagree with something your parents did, do it another way with your kids.

You don’t always have to stick with tradition and you don’t always have to agree with what your parents taught.

They aren’t perfect, you aren’t perfect, and your kids aren’t either.

There’s a lot you can change for the better when it comes to your children, so don’t be afraid to do things differently.

6. Don’t Give In So Easily

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You’re probably thinking that I’m talking about giving in to your kids.

Well, I’m not

I’m talking about giving in to the marketing that is all around you.

That advertisement for some jewelry or TV is great, but don’t let it get you.

You can survive as a parent in this modern world if you simply ignore a lot of the stuff around you.

Not only will you save more money every month, but you will live a much simpler and happier life.

Apply this to others around you as well.

Just because they have something does not mean you need to get it or something similar.

Do things according to your wants and needs and you will be good to go.

7. Be Frugal

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This goes hand in hand with not giving in to the marketing around you.

Just because you have the money does not mean you need to spend it.s

Do You know that saying “the more money you have the more you spend”?

That’s exactly how it works and unless you are conscious about it, you will continue to do it, all while throwing money away.

Be frugal, save money, and don’t spend every penny you have just because you have it.

Keep this in mind and you’ll see just how much less stress you will have.

Hey, you can even start your own blog and make more money on the side if you want to.

Conclusion – Survival is on You

Life is already complicated as it is in this modern world and surviving as a parent is even harder.

Don’t let the world control you or life will be that much harder.

I hope these tips help you in one way or another and that you can survive this dog-eat-dog world we live in.

Don’t forget to tell your children you love them and always be kind.

Until next time, thanks for reading, and don’t forget to be thankful for everything you have, rather than complaining about what you don’t have.

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About the author

With four humans of his own, John is our parenting expert. He loves being a dad, and when he's not trying to work on his golf game, you'll find him at his kid's soccer games or at the mall with his kids.

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