Monday, February 26, 2007

Boomers, Xer's and Millennials...

Here is another article for you. It was published in USA Today last September. Very intersting comparison between Boomers, Xers and Millennials. (Millennial is the generation after X and is sometimes referred to as Generation Y).

When the USA's 300 millionth resident appears next month, that person's life will be shaped, in part, by whether Mom and Dad are baby boomers, Gen-Xers or millennials, experts say.
Someone who came of age when civil rights and the women's movement helped define the generation will have a very different take on life than someone who grew up a decade later listening to Madonna and watching MTV. Those even younger who have never known life without computers, video games or cellphones have yet another perspective.

"When you talk about generations, what you're really discussing is difference in attitudes," says Peter Francese, founder of American Demographics magazine and a demographic trends analyst for Oglivy & Mather, a New York ad agency.

Such generational attitudes can't help but affect child rearing. If Mom and Dad are products of their times, this also frames the ways in which they parent.

Read the rest... What differences have you noticed in the parenting styles of those younger than you?


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