Learning to remain connected with our kids like Evernote does with you.
As a parent, do you ever struggle to communicate or connect with your child/children?
Sure, most parents do.
I’m amazed at what I’ve recognized in terms of how much we as parents have in common with an App – Evernote.
Since day one, we have made it a point to have a good relationship with our kids. Developing and establishing a relationship with our kids always comes with its challenges, though.
We’ve also realized that the influence children get in the school system, church, and other places are necessary for us to be aware of. They become molded by their circle of influence.
From the school system to technology, the media, their brains, emotions and worldview becomes branded a certain way.
Not only do their lives become branded and molded by what enters their system by way of their five senses, but their abilities to communicate and connect with their parents seem to become more difficult.
Have you as a parent experience such dilemma? Most parents we’ve known over the years have had the same problem. This problem of connecting with your kids have been an issue for decades, or better. But in recent decades, it’s become a major problem.
And guess what? You’re not alone.
I’ve learned the 3 Things Evernote and Parenting have in common to be a normal part of parenting. - Alex Colón Click to Tweet
My wife and I maintain a tight relationship with our kids. They talk to us comfortably whenever they face certain issues or when they just have questions about life. We talk to them daily. We laugh, we share stories and we tease each other pretty good too.
But the same challenge is there.
I’ve learned the 3 Things Evernote and Parenting have in common to be a normal part of parenting. There are some amazing things Evernote ensures that we can also learn and implement as parents in order to stay connected intelligently, emotionally, and relationally with our kids.
Here are 3 simple things we can learn from Evernote and implement them in our relationships with our kids.
1. Evernote is loaded with options
I know that sometimes too many options can generate confusion. On the other hand, some options are good to have in order to become flexible with our kids.
For example, Evernote has the option to write all sorts of texts in different format. It also has the capability of speak to text, create lists, create different files, scan documents and more. Various options are great because it keeps most of what we do in one application.
In fact, as parents we can provide two or three options to help our kids communicate and connect with us.
Speaking of scanning. It’s great to have the ability to scan your documents, receipts, taxes, etc.
How can we scan our kids, you might think? Well, scanning, I view it in terms of being able to scan quickly their emotional responses to different things in life.
The ability to see beyond the obvious helping them cope through it and teach them how to handle things even before they get to solve the situation. This helps them build their confidence in who they are.
One of the things I love about Evernote is that I can sync all my documents across all my mobile and stationary devices. What’s even more amazing, is that I can retrieve any document from any Operating System.
So if I create a document like this article on my PC, I can actually retrieve it later on my IPad and also retrieve it from my Android if I want to. In other words, Evernote’s flexibility to connect to multiple devices makes is one amazing and simple App to work with.
So here’s the thing. It’s important to be able to learn how to connect with our kids across their multiple activities, devices and even personalities. I’m not saying that we need to be experts and professionals at connecting with them by doing everything perfect. Neither am I insinuating that we should be hovering over their shoulders every second of the day. Goodness no!
I’m talking about being flexible enough to learn how to navigate through the variances in their lives in order to stay relevant and interesting.
For example, my wife and I try to stay up to date with the digital and computer system. We try to know what their different likes are in terms of video games, styles of music, clothing styles, etc. So we sit with them, learn their likes and dislikes and try to connect with them at their level.
We also try connecting with their friends. Their friends think we’re cool parents because we joke with them, we “jive” with them and hang out in a cool way.
We may be years older than their friends, but relevant and flexible - that makes us cool – I guess. Can you believe that?
It’s great to have fun with our kids and their friends. All parties are interested in each other, enjoy each other’s company and everyone’s happy in the end.