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However you ended those sentences, I can predict one thing: your children aren’t that interested. Especially if you’re planning to tell them a few things about how ungrateful or irresponsible they are.
For at least three generations now, our way of life has been evolving so quickly, technologically and socially, that every decade brings a new generation gap. Small wonder that the typical kid’s attitude toward parental lectures is, “When you were my age, it was a different world, and you’ve got no right to judge me by its standards.” And the kids have a point: “We’ve always/never done it that way” is a pretty poor standard to base major decisions on. Ask anybody who lived through the Civil Rights era.
Still, basic principles of respect, self-care, and personal responsibility don’t change. So here are a few things parents of every generation need to teach our children—and a few things we should learn from them.
Blessings to parents and children of all ages!