What Went Wrong the Last 20 to 30 Years of Parenting?

By on Dec 14, 2015 in Uncategorized | 4 comments

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What happened to parents of the young adults of today? Seriously, I ask this question from my heart?

As a blogger I read other blogs daily! I am always amazed at the profound insights I discover, as well as a few comments that just stop me in my tracks. Today I came across a post from a guy that recently finished the Camino. Remember I walked those same 500 miles in September and October. This guy walked in late October and November. Today he posted 15 items that are trending. Among those on the list were:

*the over use of the comforting words “you are in my thoughts and prayers”. When really they aren’t.

*this shift of love and worship of animals…especially CATS!

*sending “good vibes”. What are they? Will they be charged to my electric bill?

*America’s fear of who will lead us after this next election.

*Our fascination of Bruce Jenner, the Donald, CNN, The Duggars, Fox News, Starbucks cups, Disney and oh so many more.

Okay, I agree with him…until number 6….

6. The crystal clear evidence that so very many young adults in their 20s and 30s have absolutely no idea who they are, or where they’re going because they were raised by a generation of parents in their 40s and 50s who had no idea what they were doing.

Please, if anyone out there can explain this “trend”, I need to hear it. Anyone?


  1. Christina

    December 14, 2015

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    Can’t help you there. My nieces in their 20s seem to know exactly who they are and what they want from life. They’re very impressive young women. Maybe the author of whatever piece that was was just looking for something to write, or is an especially angsty sort.

    • Admin

      December 15, 2015

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      Christina, thank you for this response. I will tend to agree with you. I was finding that difficult to consider since he just finished walking the Camino pilgrimage and also a minister. I should have followed my gut feeling on this and ignored it.

  2. Kit Greenbrier

    December 15, 2015

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    Personally, I don’t think that there is anything wrong with that particular generation. They explore trends and enjoy frivolous things in the same way that every generation has. The big difference, as far as I can see, is that people explore everything more publically than they did before. Everyone’s interests are broadcast and critiqued in a new way. But people in their twenties and thirties have a good deal to recommend them, too. Because of the way the world is interconnected, people can be informed and involved in international concerns, and young people frequently lead the push for change. And interest in figures such as CAITLYN Jenner say a lot about people learning to understand and accept themselves. Older generations have many great qualities, but providing equal rights for our LGBTQ brothers and sisters was not among them. I think that it is easy to find both fault and virtue among people of any age, if one looks a it harder.

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