Just in case you didn’t know there’s a new breed of kids coming up through the ranks called the “Millenial Children.” Having facilitated Anger Management Groups for five years this comes as no surprise to your Examiner. Yet, she has seen many a baffled parental face pondering what it is, exactly, that has changed so much in today’s children and why, they seem just so difficult to parent. Hopefully, this article will serve as a “link” (no pun intended) to that parental pondering.
Essentially, the Millenial Children are described as:
“. . . a growing number of children have been born that appear to be more intuitive and more creative than older generations were at that age, take to computers like a fish takes to water, have a natural understanding of technology in general that can border on the uncanny and, in some cases, may be natural healers. An understanding of the spiritual beyond their years and a matter-of-fact attitude toward the paranormal are often attributed to these youngsters.” www.spiritual-endeavors.org.
These children are, indeed, easy to spot. They are dubbed the “Numb Generation”.
Five years of anger management groups and four common parental complaints were what motivated your Examiner to write this article. What were they?
1. A sense of unnatural “detachment” in today’s kids.
2. A lack of motivation (as in chores) and doing a thorough job just for the sake of attaining the feeling of a “job well done”;
3. A preoccupation with exceptionally casual clothing no matter the event;
4. And a combative nature about essentially everything (no matter the Developmental Stage) combined with a huge sense of disrespect for authority figures.
For those of you are that are “tactile” parents and need to put print to a page, note closely the following paralleled analogy:
“Now comes the latest generation, alphabetically dubbed ‘Y’ by grammatically challenged media-types. But neither ‘Y’ nor mere echoes of those who went ‘boom’ before them – and here’s why not. Actions speak louder than words – or letters – so it is only fitting that the youth of today be called the “Numb Generation”. Viewing the world by remote, forgetting somebody else put the batteries in the remote control. Doing deeds as seen on TV, just to know “what it feels like”. Whether it be stealing a candy bar from the local store or shooting down a classmate in cold blood. Ironically, then feeling nothing – neither the high of excitement nor the lows of depression or remorse. Dressing in a cross-cultural mix of oversized clothes, aesthetically turning the old phrase, “It’s no longer a black or white world” on its ear. They’re tuning out, logging in, dropping dead. Theirs is a self-medicated generation. Theirs is a government regulated generation. Theirs is an over-stimulated generation. Theirs is a computer simulated generation. Theirs is a numb generation whose rallying cry is, “I don’t care!” www.spiritualendeavors.org.
BTW, just sayin . . . . LOL, but not really.
Want to learn more about the Millenial Children or attend an upcoming Webinar of Seminars running through January 31st, 2012? Whether you are from the U.S., Canada or Europe, www.essentialwaldorf.com has just the website for you, see the attached: as well as various other links to gain a higher understanding of the Millenial Children
“Your children need your presence more than your presents.” ~ Jesse Jackson
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