Every generation is unlike the one before it. We were raised in a different time than our children, by different people with different cultural imperatives. Thirty five years ago, life was nothing like today. It was the late 1970’s—no cell phones, no email, no smartphones, and we were coming out of a deep recession (actually pretty close to today!). There were fewer two working families, fewer single parent families, and life was simpler and slower.
Now the blended family, of mine, yours, and ours is commonplace. But how to manage these changes is not. Our understanding of child... Read More