The role of parents in modern parenting should never make a comparison to parents of previous generations.
Under the circumstances, parents do an excellent job of getting their youngsters ready for the real world. Kids just out of high school are in college or trade schools, and many are already working in full-time jobs. By and large, they aren’t out there creating problems for society, and yet they face many more issues and challenges than any generation since the 1960s. They are expected to work harder on jobs that are more complex and require computer skills an adult of 3o years ago could not possibly comprehend. Their every move on the job monitors as is just about everything they do after leaving work.
Today’s Parents: Role Of Parents
Parents of today had to give up more to be parents. Everything is more costly in terms of similar buying power when almost everyone could afford the American dream, to buy a house. People pay more now to rent less space, and more young people are forced to take low paying jobs to support a reasonably lean lifestyle. They have learned all this from parents and peers who learned from their parents.
By any measure, modern parenting in America has done a pretty fair job compared to most other first world countries.
Problems And Solutions Involved
Treating kids like adults? Kids are not adults.
· Their opinions are uninformed. There is a reason why you are in charge, and they aren’t. You set the standards in your household.it is your duty to decide what is going to happen and how. If you know a course of action is the right thing to do, then enforce it. But letting a five-year-old decide things like if he will take a bath today or brush his teeth, or when he goes to bed is asinine. Letting your kid sit on the couch playing video games while getting fat eating junk food every day is unacceptable, and you know it’s intolerable. You know better than he does. You know what he needs. Act as you do.
· They need discipline. No, it is not okay that they let it all hang out when they are upset. It is NOT okay that they are rude to you or any other family member. It is NOT okay that they don’t do their best in school. Deal with the tantrums. Be ready to deal with disobedience. Having undisciplined brats who run the household and are making you crazy as a parent should be a no-no
· Kids are more resilient than you think. Let them face the consequences of evil, lazy, challenging, or otherwise undesirable behavior as long as they aren’t directly hurting themselves over the long term. If they don’t want to eat that meal you made, let them either go hungry or let them fix their meals, and tell them you will not clean up after them, they are on their own if they get hungry.