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10 Struggles Of Teaching Your Parents How To Computer

Deep breaths.

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1. You have to constantly remind yourself that there are no stupid questions.

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And that you love your family very, very much.

2. You try to explain why they can't trust everyone they meet online.

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Especially that Nigerian prince asking for their details.

3. They don't understand why you wouldn't want to be ~friends~ on social media.

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Comment ≠ letter.

4. They see no good reason to upgrade their computer from 1995.

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Like, it's a bit slow, but it works.

5. Heaven forbid there's ever a ~problem~.

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"The files are in the computer?!"

6. When you try to explain something over the phone, it's near-on impossible...

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A one-second solution becomes hours of torture.

7. ...and when you do help in person, it's painstakingly slow.

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One. Key. At. A. Time.

8. Eventually, you just snap and take over.

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Let's be honest: It's easier for everyone that way.

9. When you show them how to do something, they insist on getting reeeaaaaalllly close.

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Which doesn't exactly help you concentrate.

10. The fun part is, you know you're going to end up writing it all down anyway.

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But hey, what are families for?

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