So the research is in, and parents may not necessarily welcome the news: It turns out if mom and dad want to communicate regularly with their adult kids, they’re going to have to skip the ritual Sunday afternoon phone call and embrace new technology. Yep. Researchers at the University of Kansas looked at relationship satisfaction between young adults and their parents and found that the quality of the bond increases with the number of communication tools each party is willing to use.
Those means of communication can be anything from texts, emails, video calls, Facebook messages, instant messages and more. And get this: Those with the highest relationship satisfaction report that their parents had mastered three forms of new-media communication. Ready to make peace with Snapchat? It might be time.
Read more about the research here.