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Do Your Parents Come to You For Tech Help?

New technology tends to skew our relationships with our parents, in that we often tend to become the experts, and they're the students. I've shared many cute stories with you about my parents learning to do new things with their computers, but the other side of that is that I've become my parents' de facto tech support.

Email not coming in? Mom's on the phone. New laptop decision making? Dad's on the phone.

And sure, I'm in a job where I'm reading about tech news all day every day, but I think my position is also a symptom of my generation — my cousin, who's not super tech-savvy, is still the go-to for her parents and grandmother. My boyfriend gets frequent calls from his mom to help, and most of my friends report that they help out their parents with tech stuff as well.

Now you go — are you the tech support for your parents or other family members?


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