Friday, September 22, 2017

Previous Generations Don't Own "Good"

When I stopped thinking about the 'good old day' as the only way, I was free to enjoy today and get excited about tomorrow.

This might be one of the most important things I've learned as a parent. My kids don't need to experience what I did. I'm not raising clones of myself.

Their unique experiences in a world that looks different than the one I grew up in doesn't mean their life will be bad.
Previous generations don't own 'good'.
Heck, many in previous generations saw only the bad.

So no, I won't respond to patronizing posts about how older generations were better. And I certainly won't pity my kids and their friends because they didn't experience <insert any cliché childhood experience>.

My job as a parent is to help them grow into responsible and respectful adults. Telling them they can't do either because this world is so bad is simply untrue.

If you think this world is doomed, then you've already quit life.

This house... we've still  got a lot of living to do.

8/15/2016 (FB post)

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