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Raising children is not easy regardless of what era. But generally, parents and their offspring controversy on who acquired it easier when it comes to raising children. Baby Boomers discuss their old-school ways and convey an assortment of bragging with complaining about the smart home devices that today’s parents have at their disposal to help monitor and look after their children. in the day “Back, we didn’t have those”, they say. But Millennials have a logical argument to counter: “back in your day” they had more help using their own parents, from today – were who – different, most importantly, retired already.
It’s that Agequake and the populace pyramid problem we’ve already talked about. With all the medical advances, humanity has achieved, we you live with quality longer, making us later leave the labor force, which, subsequently, makes young parents unable to resort to their parents for help with raising children. That may also be considered a contributing factor to the birth rate decrease during the last decades. It had been so common to have 3 to 6 kids, and nowadays – because of the fast-paced life and impossible living costs – that idea is viewed as very unusual or almost frowned-upon.
The general middle income can’t even picture it; it’s typically something that only the most financially privileged or the least informed really consider. So the first undeniable idea is this: times have transformed. Private Schools, Charter Schools, Homeschooling… when it comes to the formal education of their kids, parents nowadays have all these alternatives to Public Schools which may be regarded as a good thing older parents didn’t have.
But what about the amount of hours and commitment students are required nowadays? It’s unprecedented. Back in the day, kids had much more free time to perform around and play outside before street lamps came on. Parents didn’t have to worry so much about their safety because of several reasons: the streets were less crowded, which in turn made for fewer automobile accidents, child kidnapping, and other hazards.
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It was easier for one neighbor to monitor everyone, freeing parents to do their own thing. Nowadays, parenting is a non-stop activity that will cost money if you want your kid’s development to have some independence from you – and, as everybody knows, money is something Millennials don’t have a whole lot of. Not only the costs of several after-school activities but the time it requires for you to pick their kids up from school and drive them to the places where these activities happen can be brutal.
And think about the psychological aspects of parenting today weighed against some time ago? While social media is yet another thing for people to worry about when it comes to raising their children, this culture of dread is nothing new and you can argue that it was much worse in the past.
The Cold War presented a never-ending prospect of imminent annihilation by way of nuclear explosions. Kids went through nuclear explosions drills at college. But well, we think this one was changed by the hazards of school shootings – a reality that, sadly, happens much more often than last night’s nuclear threat. With all that, there are some things where it’s undeniable where one may have had it harder than the other.
Special Needs Children, for instance. Just and that means you understand the theatre: “back in the day” there wasn’t even this denomination for the problem. SENIORS parents were trailblazers as it pertains to special needs parenting and we owe all of them the advancements hard-won by their struggle, whether inert or active, through pain or love, by trial and error. It’s not fair to say that current parents “own it easy”, though.