Thursday, September 28, 2006

Parenting Styles

There's an article in today's USA Today about generational differences in parenting styles. I've always had an armchair fascination with the psychology behind birth order and generations, and this article takes an interesting approach.

It describes Baby Boomers as "helicopter" parents, you know the ones who constantly hover over their children and tell them how wonderful they are. One consequence of that is that my generation may not always have realistic expectations about who they are and what they can accomplish.

Generation X (including yours truly) are on whole more protective. We might encourage independence, but we're there to catch our kids when they fall and kiss the boo-boos. Part of this is attributed to the number of latchkey kids from broken families.

Then the Millennials are technology lovers who strive for a more balanced life.

What do you think? Based on the article, do you fit in the parenting generalities it discusses?

For another take on this article, check out Tricia Goyer's Generation Next Parenting Blog.

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