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Rafael's Mommy ♥ Texas 764 posts
19th Apr '13
Quoting Preggo ✖ Status:" ....it was more about them having oral sex then the location....."


I was just saying, lol, every time I see people talk about this topic all I hear about is "oh gawd 12 year olds are suckin dick in the bathroom" :lol:

user banned Logan, Utah 3594 posts
19th Apr '13
Quoting Rafael's Mommy ♥:" I was just saying, lol, every time I see people talk about this topic all I hear about is "oh gawd 12 year olds are suckin dick in the bathroom" :lol:"


lol I only used the bathroom scenario because its what popped into my head first since I had a friend whose youngest sister was expelled for it.....

Destinite 1 child; 2 angel babies; Paradise, FL, United States 31782 posts
19th Apr '13

I think the problem with the current generation is that they have too much freedom and not enough supervision. I honestly don't think these parents really care TBH.
They have their little iPhones and Facebook and twitter and have free range to say whatever and do whatever they want with no real repercussions. These kids are not working for what they want or have, it is handed to them. They feel entitled and they're lazy.

_______Nope_________ 23772 posts
19th Apr '13

I will say that every complaint (just about) that I am hearing seems like the same ones that I heard from my Grandparents. I'm sure it's the same that they heard from their parents.



I remember being a kid and playing outside ALL day with no supervision. We got to run around, walk places, all sorts of stuff. Now it seems kids can't EVER be out of your sight. If anything a lot of parents seem MORE hands on now.

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
19th Apr '13
Quoting she nan igans:" I will say that every complaint (just about) that I am hearing seems like the same ones that I heard ... [snip!] ... all sorts of stuff. Now it seems kids can't EVER be out of your sight. If anything a lot of parents seem MORE hands on now. "

2 extremes. Either they're helicopter parenting or they just don't care. It's hard to find parents who are right in the middle. That's where I strive to be with my girls.

Destinite 1 child; 2 angel babies; Paradise, FL, United States 31782 posts
19th Apr '13
Quoting Saffy the Dragon Slayer:" 2 extremes. Either they're helicopter parenting or they just don't care. It's hard to find parents who are right in the middle. That's where I strive to be with my girls. "


I agree

user banned Logan, Utah 3594 posts
19th Apr '13
Quoting she nan igans:" I will say that every complaint (just about) that I am hearing seems like the same ones that I heard ... [snip!] ... all sorts of stuff. Now it seems kids can't EVER be out of your sight. If anything a lot of parents seem MORE hands on now. "


I think that depends on where you live too, our old state you never ever saw children outside without an adult unless they were over say...like 12... Now where we live the area is a lot more relaxed... not long ago I saw a child that had to be under 12 (more like maybe 5?) pushing a 1 or 2 year old child in an umbrella stroller around our block without a parent... I know this because I was being a creeper in the window going "OMG where are the parents! I would be freaking out" My husband thought it was nice, I thought it was careless and that their parents are crazy.

Back to Noob Status Ohio 14048 posts
19th Apr '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
19th Apr '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
19th Apr '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
19th Apr '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
19th Apr '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
19th Apr '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
19th Apr '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
20th Apr '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.