Parenting Practices

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Silent Generation 1925-1942
The silent generation was an adaptive generation. Parents were immigrants and the generation was shaped by World War II and the Korean War. Some of the characteristics of the silent generation are: Valued hard work and thriftiness, more traditional, hard work, conformity, consistency, and uniformity. Valued systems over individual enterprise.
Baby Boomer Generation 1943-1960
This generation was an idealist generation. Parents had secure jobs and were optimistic about their future. World views were shaped by the Korean War. Some of the characteristics of the baby boomer generation are: Have the buy now pay later mentality, rebellious, moved away from extended families, identify with their jobs, and are driven and dedicated.
Generation X 1961-1981
Generation X was a reactive type generation. Parents were not family centered, they worked a lot and many were divorced. World views were shaped by the Iran Hostage Situation. Some characteristics of Generation X were: they were ironic and cynical, define themselves by their parents, do not belong to any group, they were comfortable with technology.

The Silent Generation: The children who grew up in this generation had to work very hard but they were very quiet. One practice used here was “children are to be seen not heard.” During the Great Depression many families were forced to live on the streets, because there was not enough jobs or money to live. During the period of the “Dust Bowl” several dust storms swept through the country and destroyed the farmlands. Most of the food supply was gone so it made life even harder. Most people found themselves in or near the dust causing them to develop lung problems. In 1939, WWII started, creating more jobs as the demand for air planes and weaponry was higher. In addition to being children of war the silent generation was made up of…...

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