Ping list for the discussion of the politics and social aspects that directly effects Gen-Reagan/Generation-X (Those born from 1965-1981) including all the spending previous generations (i.e. The Baby Boomers) are doing that Gen-X and Y will end up paying for.
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As a Baby Boomer who never felt like one (born in "55), I, too,
grew up a latch-key kid in the '60's.
Today, I'm a stay at home, homeschooling mom who feels she fits in better with Xers than any of the boomers I know.
I had thought this might happen with the generation of kids who grew up the way I did. Glad to see my hunch was right.
Parents who have not grown up as a lacth-key kid, have no idea what it is like.
I still remember when my daughter was little and I would drive past day care centers, I would just cry. All of those kids who will grow up knowing mom and dad had better things to do than be with them.
add me to the ping list....great article
And to those that are complaining that we should all get off our butts and go to work - it just reinforces what this article is saying. We have different priorities - to us, family is more important than a fat check. Back to basics.
I would also like to point out that I recently read an article here about how youth these days actually respect their parents. I happen to have a 13 year old and can attest that, as strange as it may sound, my son falls into that category with ease. It seems to me in my feeble mind that paying attention to kids and giving them a strong upbringing actually may have payoffs in the long run.
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.
Add me to your PING list, please?
Add me to the Xer ping list please.
Why do you persist on disrespecting those who made a life for you? Why are you so angry?
Show us some of your generational kung-fu and do up an article on that! Howsaboutit? mmm, thought not.