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. http://sks.sirs.com/cgi-bin/hst-article-display?id=SWCTYS39-05265&artno=0000291994&type=ART 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.” http://sks.sirs.com/cgi-bin/hst-article-display?id=SWCTYS39-05265&artno=0000311345&type=ART&shfilter=U&key=facebook%20and%20eating %20disorder&title=Link%20Found%20Between%20Heavy%20Use%20of%20Facebo ok%20and%20Eating%20Disorders%2E%2E%2E&res=Y&ren=Y&gov=Y&lnk=Y&ic=Y 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 engaged. 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. <http://n2millennials.com/newsletters/newsletter1008.php> 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. <http://www.thenation.com/article/158471/it-takesvillage-not-tiger> 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?” http://sks.sirs.com/cgi-bin/hst-article-display?id=SWCTYS39-05265&artno=0000307764&type=ART&shfilter=U&key=child%20rearing&title=Living %20to%20Be%20a%20Parent&res=Y&ren=Y&gov=Y&lnk=Y&ic=Y Belkin, Lisa. "Living to Be a Parent." New York Times Magazine. 12 Sep 2010: 15. SIRS Researcher. Web. 16 Mar 2011. Newsweek 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. <http://www.newsweek.com/2008/04/20/helicoptermoms-vs-free-range-kids.html>. 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. http://www.powertolearn.com/articles/parenting_with_technology/article.shtml?I D=83 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. http://www.powertolearn.com/articles/parenting_with_technology/article.shtml?I D=86 Time 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 TIME.com. N.p., 20 Nov. 2009. Web. 20 Mar. 2011. http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1940395,00.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. Document URL http://find.galegroup.com/gps/infomark.do?&contentSet=IACDocuments&type=retrieve&tabID=T004&prodId=IPS&docId=CJ152042065&source= gale&srcprod=OVRC&userGroupName=wcpsss&version=1.0 Gale Document Number:CJ152042065 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. Citation: 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. <http://discoverer.prod.sirs.com/discoweb/disco/do/article?urn=urn%3Asirs%3AUS %3BARTICLE%3BART%3B0000305951>.