Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Stealth Fighter parents

Gen Xers are being noticed for their parenting. They are being called Stealth Fighter Parents because they are “even more protective, digitally keyed-in for constant surveillance, sharp eyes on the target, and ready to strike at a moment’s notice to defend their children’s interests,” according to Neil Howe and William Strauss, authors of Millennials Go to College.

Although my kids are really young, this makes a lot of sense to me. As Gen Xers we do tend to question a lot of things - and we are skeptical. I think that our kids benefit from that. I know that I am not afraid to stand up to anyone on behalf of my kids.

It's often said that Generation X can not effect change because of there not enough of us. However, since we are parenting the largest generation in American history, I believe we have unimaginable impact. The hand that rocks the cradle...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

hi. i just want to say that your observations are so interesting, all the time.

this one is so true -- that we have to affect change locally, like, in our house, in order to make our impact felt.