24 Tweets Revealing How Parents Raise Their Kids In The Era Of Siri And Alexa


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There is no telling how far humanity will go, but one thing is for sure: we have come a long way and technology already has the better of us. While we find it helpful, it sometimes feels that it owns us, and not the other way around. Still, people try to incorporate as much technological help in their lives as they can get, and we need to admit we do the same thing. Siri and Alexa are part of those AI helpers millions of people use, but things are different when it comes to parenting. As the tweets below reveal, having kids AND tech gadgets with artificial intelligence might sometimes be a challenge.

1. The mode

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There is no better way to explain what the trouble with using such technology is. As you can see, this person has described how these helpers are used. We know that kids learn fast, and learning that someone could deliver via a simple command is not a good idea.

2. The march

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Sometimes, kids need to know better when to do something, or not do it all. It seems these kids need to learn some respect, as this is a funny thing to do but not a respectful one. The scolding did not help for sure.

3. The song

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There is no question about the fact kids can learn a lot from listening to quality music. In this case, the mother is obviously proud because her child chose one of the best tracks ever made. This kid is surely growing up the right way.

4. The screaming

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There are some situations where additional explaining is probably needed. If you asked the neighbors of this family, they would surely have questions. Still, it is nice to see yet another kid who loves old-school rock music. This is the way to go.

5. The influence 

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The tweets posted above have really inspired others to share similar stories. This is one of the tweets that are not directly related to using Alexa and Siri but we immediately imagined how the toddler screamed “Thunder” at one of these helpers.

6. The introduction

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Here is how another person decided to share their experience with raising their kids and making them listen to legendary tracks. In this case, the child was introduced to Nirvana’s legendary songs and we think it is the right way to raise any kid.

7. The toddler

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There is no telling how much of a capacity Alexa or Siri has. We guess it needs to be endless, as there are no limits, except for some explicit content, maybe. Still, toddlers could drive anyone beyond any reasonable border with their bundle of questions.

8. The conversation 

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We know that children accept our reality in a different way, and they have their own perspectives on the things we take for granted. In this case, a child probably had something entirely different in mind, but it still sounded very creepy for sure.

9. The neighbor boy

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10. The list

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Now, this is one of the situations when assistants can get you in trouble, especially if you have kids. As you can see, this person was upset when making a list, so imagine if their kid happened to check the list.

11. The names

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It seems that some parents try every trick in the book to get their children’s attention, but none of these methods work. In this case, one person used sarcasm to describe this problem. Alexa is actually a great name, to be honest.

12. The eternity

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Sometimes, kids can be creepy without even knowing it. As you can see here, a simple situation where one kid wanted to have their father grounded ended in a rather creepy remark, and we can imagine how the father must have felt.

13. The conversation 

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It seems that Alexa and Siri have no choice but to answer one question after another all day long. If they could have a choice, they would probably be fed up at one point, but this is their job. Toddlers never stop asking questions.

14. The kids

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Now, this is one of the best examples of why raising a kid today has become extremely hard. As you can see, this person tried to make his kids play outside, just as we all did 20 years ago, but they did not know what that meant.

15. The supervisor

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Sometimes, it seems that Alexa has a mind of its own. Not the AI it has, but something like a real brain with the capacity to act outside of the software’s duties. This is one situation that felt a bit creepy. Machines may actually be taking over.

16. The conversation 

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Here is one perfect example of how Siri can act up sometimes. You might think that it is a glitch or something, but once Siri stops paying attention when you need the service the most, it will probably continue this way.

17. The kids

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Kids always make anything seem either different or surreal because they see it through their own perspective of life. In this case, one child obviously made a connection between Siri and the clever computer built in KITT.

18. The request 

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There are moments when we are so fed up with something that we wish we could make it go away. This is one such moment, and you could surely relate to this person’s request if you have toddlers running around the house all the time.

19. The farts

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It really seems that some kids have nothing else to do sometimes than ask silly questions. They make it look like the silly questions are an important matter to attend to, and Siri could hardly help with answers, too.

20. The son

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Sometimes, Alexa is not helpful at all. You can be very specific about your request and you can pronounce every word clearly, but the device could still misunderstand you. This is what happened here, and everyone knew about it.

21. The words

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Here is yet another example of how these digital assistants can be annoying. It appears that people are mostly satisfied with the help they get but, in other cases, Alexa and Siri can be nothing but annoying.

22. The kids

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Some kids are so used to asking Alexa or Siri for all kinds of random things that they cannot trust anyone else but these assistants. This could be a problem because people who raise their kids have no longer the authority needed.

23. The questions

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The thing about having Alexa or Siri at home that most parents love is that their kids ask the assistants for random things, and not them. This is okay, as long as it doesn’t mean the kids will never ask their parents for anything again.

24. The dishes 

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Here is how one parent decided to have some fun and teach her kid a lesson. As you can see, the kid reacted in a protective manner, meaning Alexa was like e real friend to her.

 

 

 


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