Family Conversations More Likely To Include ‘LOL’ Than ‘Pass The Butter, Please’

While you need to take this study with a large grain of salt, since it was paid for by T-Mobile (who has a vested interest in the results saying what they say), it does have a ring of truth to it that parents and kids often find it easier to communicate these days using various electronic means of communications. Rather than spending quality time around the dinner table, the study suggests that more tech savvy parents (and grandparents) are able to not just stay in touch with, but relate to, their kids much better by using the same electronic communication tools those kids are used to using with their friends. There will be some, of course, who find this troublesome, but if it actually does allow for better lines of communication within a family, that certainly seems like a good thing.