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Parenting Millennials
Education Week
February 20, 2009
Survey on Homework Reveals Acceptance, Despite Some Gripes
By Debra Viadero
Homework is deemed as valuable. From a survey conducted in 2009, more than 80
percent of parents believe that children are doing the “right amount” or too little”
homework. It was also discovered that “racial and ethnic groups were more likely
than white parents” to find the value in doing homework.
Viadero, Debra. "Survey on Homework Reveals Acceptance, Despite Some Gripes."
Education Week Vol. 27, No. 4. 20 Feb 2009: 10. SIRS Researcher. Web. 16 Mar 2011.
Jerusalem Post
February 1, 2011
Link Found Between Heavy Use of Facebook and Eating Disorders
By Judy Siegel
Study identifies a link between the frequency of Facebook access and eating
disorders. A negative self-image develops as teenage girls are bombarded with the
physical ideals presented in American culture. “The more they were on the social
network, the more likely they were to suffer from bulimia or anorexia.” However,
when parents engage in a dialogue with their daughter about the content viewed,
the girls felt more empowered and had a “better body image.”
Siegel, Judy. "Link Found Between Heavy Use of Facebook and Eating Disorders..."
Jerusalem Post (International). 01 Feb 2011: 6. SIRS Researcher. Web. 16 Mar 2011.
N2 Millennials Newsletter
October 2008
Parenting Millennials - "Back To School? Why Bother?"
by Kathryn Booth
They’ve watched parents sacrifice relationships and families to work 50-60 hour
weeks. “Millennials have watched parents downsized out of jobs. If we care for our
Millennials, we need to take steps to inject the possibility of something more and
accept that they have an alternate set of choices that seem insanely risky to
previous generations, but to Millennials who cut their teeth on constant change is
not intimidating at all.” Regarding education: parents of Millennials need to be
active in their children’s education and work with the schools to keep Millennials
Booth, Kathryn, MBA. "N2 Millennials Newsletter - October 2008 - Millennials - Are
They Broken? by Scott Degraffenreid." N2Millennials - Become a Best Places to Work
Company for All Your Employees. N.p., n.d. Web. 1 Mar. 2011.
The Nation
February 10 2011
It Takes a Village, Not a Tiger
By Pollitt Katha
Parents who consider themselves a type, whether a “tiger mom” or a “helicopter
parent” or even a “free spirit,” are bound to have better adjusted children than
those parents who do not fall under these labels. According to this article, it is time
and resources that lead to the successful future of so many young students not a
particular type of strategic parenting. The concern is then raised, what happens to
those who lack the support needed for their education? The focus needs to
become the children in poverty.
Pollitt, Katha . "It Takes a Village, Not a Tiger | The Nation." The Nation. N.p., 10 Feb.
2011. Web. 15 Feb. 2011. <>
New York Times Magazine
September 12 2010
Living to Be a Parent
By Lisa Belkin
Maslow’s Hierachy of Needs reworked? Several psychologists had a meeting of the
minds and determined that “self-actualization” should be replaced with parenting.
“Is child rearing the new self-actualization?”
Belkin, Lisa. "Living to Be a Parent." New York Times Magazine. 12 Sep 2010: 15.
SIRS Researcher. Web. 16 Mar 2011.
April 21, 2008
Are Modern Kids Coddled?
By Newsweek
Lenore Skenazy, a New York columnist lets her 4th grader ride public transportation
by himself causing an uproar of criticism. Do our children need more supervision
than in the past, or are parents being overprotective?
"Are Modern Kids Coddled? - Newsweek." Newsweek - National News, World News,
Business, Health, Technology, Entertainment, and more - Newsweek. N.p., 8 Apr.
1921. Web. 20 Mar. 2011. <>.
Power to Learn
September 7, 2010
Going Ebook
By Diane S. Kendall
In the near future ebooks will be a part of your child’s life. Understanding what
ebooks have to offer will help parents know how to best use this technology.
Kendall, Diane S., and 09/07/10. "Power to Learn - Going Ebook." Power to Learn.
N.p., 7 Sept. 2010. Web. 20 Mar. 2011.
Power to Learn
January 6, 2011
When the Talking Stops
By Diane S. Kendall
2010 was named “The Year We Stopped Talking to One Another”. This article
explores an older generation's inability to communicate with a tech savvy younger
generation and vice versa.
Kendall, Diane S., and 01/06/11. "Power to Learn - When The Talking Stops." Power
to Learn. N.p., 6 Jan. 2011. Web. 20 Mar. 2011.
November 20, 2009
Helicopter Parents: The Backlash Against Overparenting
By Nancy Gibs
There has been too much overparenting over the past few decades. Some people
want to bring back a more traditional parenting approach and help helicopter
parents back off.
Gibs, Nancy. "Helicopter Parents: The Backlash Against Overparenting - TIME."
Breaking News, Analysis, Politics, Blogs, News Photos, Video, Tech Reviews N.p., 20 Nov. 2009. Web. 20 Mar. 2011.,8599,1940395,00.html
USA Today
September 28, 2006
Round and Round They Go (LIFE)
By Sharon Jayson
Millennial parents, often referred to as “helicopter parents,” have created their own
style of parenting. Their knowledge of technology and their frequent use has led to
them allowing their children computer time and utilizing computer games to teach
the children colors, numbers, and the alphabet. Additionally, millennial parents
work to reduce their commutes to allow for more family time, family meals, and
“quality time.”
USA Today (Sept 28, 2006): p.08D. (1239 words)
Source Citation
Jayson, Sharon. "Round and round they go." USA Today 28 Sept. 2006: 8D. Opposing
Viewpoints Resource Center. Web. 15 Feb. 2011.
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Wall Street Journal
Apr 28, 2010, p. D.1
How Parents Became Cool; TV Finds Teens Like Their Moms and Attempts to
Flatter Both
By Amy Chozick
TV executives have changed the way parents are portrayed on TV. Think back to
Ward and June, the Cunninghams, and even the Huxtables. On televisions, these
parents were often viewed as “out-of-touch and unhip.” These Millennials seem be
“less rebellious” and are changing television. Young people are not cast as rebels
and trouble-makers. Parents are often more in-touch with their children; even their
friends. Additionally, this article reports that more teens now watch the same TV
shows as their parents. Television executives, like other employers, must continue
to adjust to the dynamics of the Millennials.
Chozick, Amy. "How Parents Became Cool." Wall Street Journal. 28 Apr 2010: D.1.
SIRS Researcher. Web. 01 Mar 2011.
Washington Post
Aug 8, 2010, A1
Texting Generation Doesn't Share Boomers' Taste for Talk
By Ian Shapira
Copyright © The Washington Post Company Aug 8, 2010. All rights reserved.
Reprinted with permission.
Texting has changed the way people communicate, and not always for the better.
Parents are forced to learn how to text and post on social networking sites to
contact their children. Not all parents have warmed-up to the new means of
communicating. Some young people equate not returning a phone call the
screening of phone calls by their parents.
"SIRS Discoverer Login." SIRS Discoverer Login. N.p., n.d. Web. 1 Mar. 2011.