Everyone here rocks, but damn, enough of the millennial crap ha. I have to stand up here after all the hate and getting trashed on. Like many millennials, I bust my ass, always have. Why some are soft? I'm guessing... http://www.momstimeout.com/gen-x-parents-what-were-we-thinking/2/ http://elitedaily.com/life/the-10-reasons-why-generation-y-is-soft/ What generation X was... "We wore our house keys around our necks like dog tags, walked home from school alone and let ourselves inside while our parents were still at work. We crossed busy intersections during rush hour to purchase bubble gum cigarettes with change from empty soda cans. Our playgrounds were construction sites, heaps of dirt, creeks filled with snakes and turtles we collected as pets. We climbed trees, muddied our Garanimals, scaled fences between neighbors’ backyards. We spent Memorial Day to Labor Day barefoot, the soles of our feet blackened like coal, dirt clumping underneath our toenails. Skateboards, roller skates and bikes defined our boundaries." Now Generation X... "We cart our children to chess, robotics, baseball practice, ballet, cello, swimming essons and birthday parties. Though they run our lives like lunatic ringmasters, we INSIST such activities make them well-rounded / social / intellectual / competitive / creative. They are rarely out of our sights. They’re our extensions, buds hanging off our stems, the quality, durability, and character of their bloom wholly dependent on our careful, measured, intentional nurturing. We coddle. We stuff them into slings as babies, backpacks and strollers as toddlers, tie them with leashes as preschoolers and use GPS and apps to monitor their whereabouts as teens. They sleep in our beds until middle school." Timeouts instead of spanking. "Positive discipline" and "parent guilt". Coddling if a child did something wrong. Teachers giving stickers for every thing a child does. PARENTS getting offended when someone yelled at their child for something they did wrong. A sense of self entitlement passed on to their kids. Letting their kids worship and watch the Lohan's, the Kardashian's, Teen mom, etc. Instead of giving out chores, they give in to endless video game play to appease their children and "not have to deal". Giving out allowances for merely existing.