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There are a number of critical components to focus on when determining parenting approaches These components include the technique and mode of discipline mode of communication care and maturity expectations for influence and authority These components can be related to the three generations in America which include the baby boomer generation X and generation YThe baby boomer is a traditionalist generation of parenting consists of parents born between 1925 and 1945 They were brought up in a more challenging period which includes the World War II crisis Parenting at that time was result driven parent had the belief that hard work pays Therefore most children were expected to be mature and had minimal interaction with their parents Parents did not have interest on what their children thought or felt They believed their words were final For children born of the baby boomers families were the normal typical family and they believed that they lived to work Parents in the baby boomer generation are seen as good role models to their children and relate well to their grandchildren Baby boomer generation parenting comprise of parents born between 1946 and 1964 Their parenting roles are characterized by a high rate of blend families and parents sacrifice greatly for their jobs Consequently their technique and mode of communication and delegation is based on a to do list and their children develop a sense of independence and self-reliance In this parenting style parents are hastier in terms of placing demands on their children because they do not have much time on them There is very little communication and parents are often unaware of their childrens needs The lack of communication and the neglectful nature of this form of parenting make parents detached from their children They only provide basic needs but not much connection Most children born of the boomer generation were raised by single or divorced parents unlike the boomers most often had two parent households Generation X
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