The Catch-22 of modern parenting

Passing the torch: Parenting has changed over the years
Passing the torch: Parenting has changed over the years

Remember the golden days when parents had absolute control of their homesteads and children were nothing but docile, cooperative members of the family? Well snap from your slumber and welcome to the 21st century. Those days when children went rushing to the gate to welcome their parents from work are nothing but streams long past under an old bridge.

The yesteryear when children grew up under the same roof with their extended family members and ate from the same plate can only be reminisced upon and be missed by Gen X and other ‘fossil’ generations that came before that. It’s 2024 and kids have rights, most of which are self-sanctioned like talking back, privacy, personal space and some ‘peace of mind’.

It’s no secret that parenting has undergone major shifts as the world encounters an evolution of ideas and development challenged lifestyles. Raising a child is the premier bedrock of shaping society and its ideals. The planting of ideas and cultures, behaviours and acceptable norms, are inculcated in individuals first at home, then later augmented by different spheres of influence, hence the saying: “charity begins at home”.

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