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Back to Noob Status Ohio 14048 posts
Apr 19th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Carissa Biron:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Preggo ✖ Status:</b>" And as for having sex and blowing ... [snip!] ... looking at how little they are and how much growing up they have to do and the drugs.and.sex they indulge in is just... wrong"</blockquote>




Hippies anyone?



Fast sex and drugs are nothing new amongst youngsters. Only difference is that it isn't being swept under the rug as much as it used to be in the past.



If anything, I'm finding this gen to be more accepting than previous gens and in some ways, that is not necessarily a bad thing.

Sneakmom 2 kids; Texas 4861 posts
Apr 19th '13

Regardless of when "Generation Y" starts I'd consider the massive difference in parenting between early 90s, when the Internet wasn't everywhere, and kids that are 12-14 now.

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
Apr 19th '13
Quoting Sneakthief:" Regardless of when "Generation Y" starts I'd consider the massive difference in parenting between early 90s, when the Internet wasn't everywhere, and kids that are 12-14 now."


I'd say 82 to 92 is Gen Y1 and 93 to early 2000s is Gen Y2 ONLY because there is a difference in the peers of mine and my sisters (89) versus my brother's (93).



*It's actually a little fascinating how it can seem to change that much in just a few years.

Sneakmom 2 kids; Texas 4861 posts
Apr 19th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Saffy the Dragon Slayer:</b>" I'd say 82 to 92 is Gen Y1 and 93 to early 2000s is Gen Y2 ONLY because there is a difference in the ... [snip!] ... (89) versus my brother's (93). *It's actually a little fascinating how it can seem to change that much in just a few years."</blockquote>




See, I think that's pretty fair. With the massive change in culture, tv, and Internet between 89 and 01, while technically I understand them being the "same generation", the cultural and media influences are VASTLY different.



I didn't grow up with cell phones and Internet being commonplace, not having a cell or texting wasn't even that big of a deal in high school. Sure, it was a status symbol, but it wasn't like "OMG GONNA DIE CAN'T TEXT".



Being so plugged in all the time from a young age WILL have a detrimental effect on future generations until parents realize that the television/internet isn't going to raise their kids for them. I know teenagers with kids who act like that, and 30+ year olds who behave that way as well. That is the real danger to the "next" generation.

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
Apr 19th '13
Quoting Sneakthief:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Saffy the Dragon Slayer:</b>" I'd say 82 to 92 is Gen Y1 and ... [snip!] ... with kids who act like that, and 30+ year olds who behave that way as well. That is the real danger to the "next" generation."


I held and talked on my first cell phone when I was 14. We didn't get internet until 13/14. I used it at school very infrequently.



My kids asked me what a corded phone was...for real. They also asked me what a cassette tape was. :x

C.K.I Due September 10 (girl); 2 kids; Texas 13314 posts
Apr 19th '13

I just finished up observations in a high school class, and judging by what I saw, and by what several teachers have said, this generation is far dumber

NICKEL☮POLIS 2 kids; Ontario 6268 posts
Apr 19th '13
Quoting Saffy the Dragon Slayer:" I'd say 82 to 92 is Gen Y1 and 93 to early 2000s is Gen Y2 ONLY because there is a difference in the ... [snip!] ... (89) versus my brother's (93). *It's actually a little fascinating how it can seem to change that much in just a few years."


Yes please! I refuse to think of myself in this generation that is being discussed. Sorry.. but the differences are blatant and obvious.. I don't relate to these kids AT ALL. And even though they're only a few years younger than myself, yes I do consider them kids.

Proginoskes II 3 kids; North Carolina 1295 posts
Apr 20th '13

Gawd, reading this thread makes me sooo glad my sister is a "good girl". She's 12 and is still daydreaming about when her first kiss will happen.
I don't know which generation I'd be considered a part of (23 years old, born in '89), I guess it depends on how you look at it. It's probably because of how I was raised, but I just don't feel like a part of the generation that's made up of current teenagers.
Now that I really think about it, I think I mentally divide the generation that's teenagers now from myself, is how 'plugged in' they are already.I didn't even have a FB until I was 18/19!
I agree that a huge majority of it goes back to parenting. My parents were, and still are, very strict. I don't agree with everything they did or the way that they did it, but I still agree with it overall, and try to emulate their general parenting style.

CJKB+JMB=AMB 1 child; Watertown, New York 2525 posts
Apr 20th '13

see i will not be really hard on my kids. growing up i wasnt allowed to watch pg 13 movies until i was 15, i wasnt allowed to swear, i could only do things with my friends if an adult was present until i was 16. def couldnt hang out with boys. and i hated my parents for it. you know what happened when i turned 16 and got my first serious bf? i went crazy, i snuck out constantly i lied saying i would be at a friends house and then go to parties and get wasted and i started doing alot of drugs and getting hooked on stuff... and i only did half of those things because my parents had always kept me in the house and never let me be a teenager and i finally broke out like a caged animal lmao i know from my experience and my husbands experience there is a good medium between strict and lax. i resent my parents to this day for some of the controlling things they did. meanwhile my husbands parents were getting him drunk at twelve and smoking pot with him at 14... they never had any rules for him, and hes lucky he turned out as well as he did