7 Reasons Why the Kids of Millennials Will End Up in Therapy

Photo by: Instagram/earlymama
Ignored By Screens
Remember how annoying it was when our parents were on the phone and they totally ignored our requests? Now imagine those distractions x 100. Wouldn't ... more 
Photo by: Instagram/earlymama
Ignored By Screens
Remember how annoying it was when our parents were on the phone and they totally ignored our requests? Now imagine those distractions x 100. Wouldn't that have just been the absolute worst? But we're all doing it. There are more and more calls for parents to put down their phones and disconnect when the kids are around, but it's hard. If I were a betting woman, I'd put money on how our faces-buried-in-screens will emotionally damage our kids. Not to mention the more they see us doing it, the more they're likely to follow suit.
Related: 25 horrifying photos of stuff kids have ruined less 
1 / 7
Mon, Oct 21, 2013 12:36 PM EDT

Let's be honest: Every generation has unique mistakes that we can look back on and criticize. Boomers were spanked and shunned, Gen-Xers were latch-key kids from broken homes, Millennials were coddled by helicopter parents, etc. But how will our current culture/parenting tactics screw up Generation Z (or whatever the heck we'll eventually label them)? I am a Millennial Mom - part of the next generation of parents to rise up the ranks. We were raised in the Digital Age, pioneering the Internet and social media and cell phones during our most formative years. So that's the perspective I'm viewing the world - which, to be fair, might not be that different than the Gen-Xers who are raising kids right alongside us. We'll probably put our kids in therapy for the same exact reasons. Here are 7 predictions in how we're all screwing up modern kids. -By Michelle Horton


MORE ON BABBLE
15 memories from childhood our kids won't have
The best and worst of #ParentingFail on Instagram
The 10 biggest secrets parents hide from their kids