“Parents struggle to stay modern!” says makers of ‘Modern Family’ TV show
Not knowing what twerking is makes parents uncool, study finds
Not knowing the chart hits, struggling to work an iPhone and having no idea what “twerking” is are among the things that make parents “uncool”, a study has found.
Almost four in ten parents think that they are out of touch with the younger generation because they don’t keep up with music and technology, researchers discovered. One in four even admitted they believe that their children see them as “very uncool”.
Their dress sense, owning a “sensible” car and even being a smoker are among the things that make parents feel old-fashioned.
It also emerged that three in ten actually read up on things like celebrities, pop music or social media to keep up with their children or their children’s friends.
Source: Telegraph, 17th October 2013
Parents today – so uncool, so unhip, so unmodern! At least, that’s the message the makers of this survey want you to focus on, given what they’re trying to sell:
“I’m sure many parents worry about what their children think of them as they get older, especially nowadays when there are so many new technologies and celebrities to keep up to date with,” said a spokesman for Modern Family, the TV show which commissioned the research to coincide with the release of their fourth season on Blu-ray and DVD.
“No one wants to be the uncool and old-fashioned parent that all the kids find amusing. But it’s inevitable that at some stage, your children are going to look at you as anything but hip and trendy – the same as most of us thought about our parents at some stage.”