Denise's thoughts: Very interesting question. I've enjoyed reading the responses on the forum and I'm looking forward to the responses we get here in the comments area. I thought I might go off on a tangent and talk a bit about how much parents have changed in that time period too. While the younger generation may not see it this way, generationally, parents get smarter. Today's teen is facing the 'been there, done that' parent. We not only read what to expect when we were anticipating our children, we acted on the good advice. We take advantage of places to talk and get help, like this forum. Previous generations of parents didn't have that.
Asking our parenting community: What are your thoughts? How have teens changed since the 80's? What are the changes you see in parenting during that time frame? Please share your opinions, antidotes and stories in the comments area.
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