Skip to comments.Generation X parents outshine Baby Boomers
Posted on 09/07/2004 8:49:33 AM PDT by qam1
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I agree. As a Boomer (DOB 1955) I cannot recall ever hearing about leftist subversion in the schools. In fact, I recall typical 1950s and early 1960s focus on the family, the church, the country, in short "duty, honor, country". Doing the right thing, honesty, right versus wrong, absolutes versus relatives, all that made America right and good. The Boomers turned on America, and I am ashamed of much of our generation. We are,indeed,overall the "Worst Generation", who have been aided and abetted by the Boomer leftist media, the so-called "professoriate", and the purported "entertainment" industry. I have hope that the activities and attitudes of GenX may serve to swing the cultural pendulum back toward the traditional values once held closelyby most Americans.
As a baby boomer... I will admit the X generation has got to do a better job than we did at raising them.
God Bless the x'ers
God Bless all generations, and I am sorry for the failures I did as a boomer.
Was that sarcasm or just plain ol' stupidity?
Way to go Generation X...
Another example of generation X's refusal to participate in the economy in a meaningful way. Nothing like spending a Labor Day watching a Monty Python marathon with the kids. Get a job and grow up.
Your post # 38:
I do think conservatives have become alot more sophisticated in their ability to deal with the liberal threat, and its IMPOSSIBLE to understate the value of the New Media.
Folks under 30, try to imagine being a conservative growing up with no other source of news besides ABC, NBC, CBS and the NYT.
i think alot of us Xers who got into extreme sports, individualism and what not is a throw back for earlier times. once upon a time people went out and explored the world, found new places, set bars of achievements higher and higher, baby boomers had to live in the shadow of the "Greatest Generation," we didnt, but we have been inspired by the feats of our grandfathers and emulate them in our own ways. We were raised by our grandparents as much as our parents and baby sitters. i believe that once again the "Greatest Generation" has made a positive mark on our country.
Excellent article! I'm glad to see my wife and I are not in the minority. Please add me to your list. Thanks!
Hey qaml! I think I fell off your Gen-X ping list. Put me back on!
This article defintely describes not just my relationship with my family but my friends too. No one I know well is divorced and most have a stay at home parent.
However, the article neglects to state that Gen-X was the first generation that could be killed by their mother legally.
hmmm.... pretty global comment. Pretty judgemental. Boomers wouldn't make that mistake.
ONe has to wonder how the greatest generation may have influenced this. It would stand to reason that many xers spent more time with grandparents then they did with their parents. I wonder if and how much of that influenced the xers to be what they are now?
Written by Laura DeMarco, a GenX'er.
"We're better than yooooouuuu aaaaarrreeeeee."
Puleeze. Don't we have better things to do than re-enact the third grade?
Gabz, my hubby is technically on the tail end in 61 too and he is a solid, upstanding kind of guy. I think we know not all boomers were like this, but it seems like a larger percentage then in other generations were self-absorbed ninnies;-) Many more, like yourself, hold to traditional values and are raising good children. I'd consider too when you decided to have children. My oldest is also in first grade and I'm an xer. Perhaps you related more to this generation to begin with--its values and all that.
And you think this is a "global" and "judgemental" comment?
I think its generally true that kids tend to mimic their parents values
I think you are right, but what should be considered then is how many xers were exposed to their grandparents more than their parents. I know my grands were a big part of my life until we moved to Florida when I was 12 and incidentally I started going "downhill" when we made that move and I was then parented exclusively by my actual parents.
I really don't know. Divorce was a very rare thing in both my family and my husband's family and even those rare occurances (including my first marriage) rarely had children in the mix.
I think of some folks I know - both boomers and Xers that are on 2nd & 3rd marriages with kids from all of them.....not my idea of family.
Aah, hit a nerve in the middle of your incessant quest for the almighty dollar boomer? It must really torque your type off that your children are in many ways like your parents were--those old stuffy WWII types who you worked so hard to rebel against as teens and young adults and here for all your hardwork you end up with your parents to rebel against all over again. Grow up indeed!
Then what about the previous boomer mantra of "Trust No one over thirty"?
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