Years ago our parents worried about us and what our future will be. Today: That is still the same.
Years ago our parents told us we needed to finish high school and get an education. Today: That is still the same.
Years ago our parents told us someday we would understand why they wouldn't allow something. Today: That is true, as we parent our own kids and think back about how we have come full circle.
Years ago our parents said we should respect authority, always. Today: That is still the same.
Years ago our parents told us that we need to learn responsibility. Today: That is still the same.
Is parenting really black and white? If only it were that easy, however it is the same as it was years ago except:
- You are reading this article online instead of picking up the paper off your front step.
- You are conversing with your kids either via text or email.
- You are learning about technology and how to not only keep your kids safe in general, you need to worry about what is lurking in cyberspace.
Must read: Parenting 2010: Getting Ahead of Your Kids Virtually. (5 part series)
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