The Shock Of Education : How College Corrupts

903 WordsNov 6, 20154 Pages
Did you know that in the US, only 16% of household include a married couple raising their children ( Krogstad). Alfred Lubrano in his work “The Shock of Education: How College Corrupts”, talks about the changes he experienced in college and how it affected his relationship with his parents (531-537). Lubrano claims that the enrichment of education expands the distance between the college students and their parents (532). I disagree with his point and suggest that it is not the college education that creates the distance, and in some cases the aloofness is caused before reaching the college age. Several factors contribute to dissonance in parent-child relationship. Technological advancement is one factor that affects parent-child relationship. According to research, 46% of smartphone owners consider their smartphones as a necessity for daily living (Smith). Technology has made it possible to incorporate a lot of things in just one phone – you can use it as an alarm clock, a camera, a dictionary, and many more – making it a constant feature in day to day activities. Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and other social networking sites have made communication easier, that’s a good thing. However, most college students spend their time interacting with their friends online and that causes them to spend less time bonding with their parents. Likewise, the parents distance themselves from their children when they use technology as a means to bring more work at home. Even if technology
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