Parenting Practice Over Generations
Every parent has their own techniques on how they raise their family to be well-rounded human beings and adults. A family teaches their youth how to act, and behave – they provide the child a stability. Every generation from 50 years ago to now, the way children are raised has changed drastically. Children used to be raised with discipline and high family values and standards. But now children are being raised by technology, less family orientations, and more lectures versus physical discipline. Everything has evolved in some way or another but listed below talking with a great grandmother age 83, grandmother age 64, and single mother of age 36 I was able to get their views on the following parenting practices in their households.
| Generation 1: Years children were raised (1932-2015) | Generation 2: Years(1951-2015) | Generation 3: Years(1979-2015) |
Parenting Practice 1: Education | Medium – low Standards | Medium Standards | High Standards |
Parenting Practice 2:Discipline | High Standards | High Standards | Medium Standards |
Parenting Practice 3:Birth control | Low standards | Medium Standards | High Standards |
Parenting Practice 4:Breast feeding | High Standards | High Standards | Medium-Low Standards |
All three generations has different standards for education, it wasn’t considered as important versus working and being a caregiver for the home. Even later on the roles of teens and adults with education was more focused on finding stable employment and marrying young. Although education was seen as a vast improvement from my great grandmother only going as far middle school, my mother going as far as high school, and myself going as far as college.
Almost all generations agreed on the discipline tactics used for raising children – physical discipline was more enforced 50 years ago versus today where the tactics of speaking with your child and using quiet time or solitude as a discipline technique...