Do the perceived problems of Millennials have to do with parenting today?
I had a dinner with a few of my friends, who are also parents with children. The consensus is children just don’t seem to listen like they used to when we were raised. They complain more than we do, are more sensitive then we were, and generally avoid the same sports and games that we participated in as children. And yes I had plenty of video games and movies to entertain me as a child. The only think that wasn’t there for me was the internet.
I brought up a working theory.
When my father raised his voice after trying the nice route, the siblings in my family all knew he meant business.The consensus at the dinner table is that seems to have been lost with our generation.When their dads spoke, his words carried more weight an were clearly heard. Granted some Dad’s back then weren’t afraid of spanking their children or taking something of value away to alter behavior. These days that’s frowned upon.
Anyone buying into this, as a reason why the Millennial generation according to the Baby Boomers 1946- 1964 and Generation X’ers 1965-1982 have the problems we think they have?