According to the variety of social background, personal experience and personal emotion, differernt people have different opinions towards things. Thus, there is no doubt that generation gap exists everywhere.
We always find that there are big differences between us and the old generation. We always regard the old are outdated, while they think us are crazy. They can't bear the dress we like, the fashion we pursue or even our childish thinking. Instead, we could put up with their standpat thingking and their “feudal rulers”。
Thus, the generation gap becomes more and more obvious and serious. However, why don't we realize that opinions can be changed, while people can't. So, we can think in an other way, learn to accept. It is certain that we can narrow the generation gap to live a more harmonious life.
The generation gap is unavoidable in almost every family, which brings about a number of conflicts in a family. In my opinion, to limit the bad effects of the generation gap, each family should use the following three methods:
First of all, it is important that family members discuss openly about their pleasures or sadness in childhood in family gatherings. This activity does not only create a close relationship but also help build up understanding among all members. For instance, once children are aware that their grandparents and even their parents did not have a good upbringing during their hard childhood, they will stop complaining about the previous generations' obsoleteness. In the meantime, once old people realize young people are nurtured in a new modern way, it is easy for them to be tolerant of young people's new habits or hobbies.