Parenting Gen-Z ~ Patty Wyatt

You Want “Clout?” Don't be 
basic;” simply learn the Gen Z slang and you'll be “totes Gucci.”

They are living a new narrative. In today’s world they are growing up in a time that is both exhilarating and frightening for them.

They don’t want to imitate the millennials and they don’t want to be identified with the millennials – as lazy slackers, entitled co-workers or narcissistic people.

 

Gen-Z, or the I-Gen say they are gritty, money savers, frugal and thrifty and ready to stand up for a cause. (Or make a website for a non-profit)

They are significantly more stressed about:

·      mass shootings 

·      rising suicide rates 

·      climate change 

·      separation and deportation 

·      sexual harassment and assault 

 

How are we Parenting them? Let’s look at some best practices . . . or challenges:

 

Practice #1: 

Get them outside, so they won’t have 10 hours of screen time a day.

 

Practice #2:

 Be aware of your approach during significant conversations. Don’t freak out and panic. Be cool.

 

Practice #3: 

Listen. Especially as they express anxiety and the pressures they are feeling.

 

Practice #4:

Let them taste failure to understand success.

 

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