We remember the long boring car trips and put televisions in the cars to help with backseat boredom. We remember injuring ourselves on the monkey bars and created safer playgrounds. We grew up in a time when school shootings were a real threat and had to go through metal detectors to get into our classrooms; toy guns don't seem appropriate to us.
Yes, every generation makes changes to (they hope) improve the world they leave to their children. And we are just starting to see the impacts that millennial parents may have on the world. A study by Crowdtap recently explores what effects the first generation of digital parents have on their children. The list includes:
- Being wary of social media distracting from family life
- Moms considering themselves to be the decision makers for their families
- Appreciating technology's role but still wanting their children to go outside and play
Who do you reach out to for parenting advice? Tell me in the comments.