Well, here are the characteristics of parents with millennial parenting parenting alias millennial parenting. Are you included in the category?
1. Smart Make Use of Technology
Parents of the millennial generation, very literate with technology, even they are fans of technological advancement. Technological advances were utilized to help their parenting style through social media.
With the existence of social media for example, they will share the social experiences of the development of children’s development (social sharing). They also voluntarily give each other advice, support, or sharing experiences through social media.
Time magazine polled 2000 millennial parents. The result is 81% of them have shared their children’s photos through social media. However, they are aware of the privacy settings because they understand the negative impact.
With such parents, the children also have social attachments to each other in the association.
2. Against Traditional Social Norms
Parents of the millennium generation, tend to be home-bound parents, rather than generation X or Baby Boomers. They have an open mind in the formation of his family.
Their views are no longer as conventional as their parents first. They have a modern style to raise their children.
If parents had always taught traditional family duties, dividing homework assignments by sex, millennial parenthood prioritized teamwork in dividing homework assignments.
Their awareness is also higher to teach their children to build identity and neutrality. Like the Time survey, which shows that 50% of millennial parents prefer gender-neutral toys.
3. Refuse the Single Truth
The open and modern mindset of the millennial parents makes them recognize there is no single, correct way to raise their children.
The availability of various literature sources such as books, e-books, and the internet bring up different parenting ideas. Whether it is from a perspective of thought as well as from a diverse culture.
With the abundant availability of parenting knowledge, they can choose and sort out the parenting style that best suits their characteristics. In fact they can create their own style, according to the needs of the development of children’s growth.
4. More Reflective
Parents in ancient times were very rigid and reined in their childhood unlike the present. Millennium-generational parents prioritize a relaxed approach and respond well to the complaints of their children.
Their children are given the space they need to learn and grow independently. Play time is not on schedule, they do not question.
Relationships between families with each other is more democratic. For example, when there is decision-making, they will consider the input of the children before making a decision.
They also emphasize empathy being the focus of this generation’s parents. They help children interact and understand their world well.
5. Helping Children Grow Their Identity
Millennial parents have honed their distinctive parenting style especially in ethnically diverse. A parenting style is formed from heterogeneity and open-mindedness.
Millennium generation parents 60 percent even trust their children should have a unique name, such as the results of a survey by Time magazine.
Giving a name to a child is a simple thing, but it is indeed the way millennial parents grow a sense of greater identity.
The identity of the child was awakened because almost all aspects of the lives of his children, ranging from ultrasound, milestones, until the first school until graduation is distributed free of charge through social media by millennial generation parents.
Whatever they do and share through social media for their children, it also creates pride for their children.