What is it with young adults today?Why ae they so irresponsible?

Canada
October 12, 2007 7:55pm CST
I work with about 35 people. Of that number about half are over 40. So, of about 15 people old enough to be grandparents, 10 of us are ehther helping raise our grandkids, or have custody of them. Ny generation would have never thought of just letting our parents raise our kids. What makes our kids think we should be raising theirs?
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@roniroxas (10574)
• Philippines
13 Oct 07
some kids think that their parents will raise their grandchildren because most of the older people does that. so they are thinking that if ever they have their kids of their own mom and dad will help them raise those kids. i mean lets face it just like you said "10 of us either helping raise our grandkids, or have custody of them." the new generation sees that soo they think it is okay to do it once they have kids of their own. its like monkey see, monkey do.
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• Canada
13 Oct 07
We aren't doing it by choice. generally, the kids moved back home with THEIR kids, and then continue to party like they were single, leaving the kids with the grandparents, and the grandparents no free time. I work til 5 most nights, and my daughter works til 8. I pick the grandkids up after I'm finished work, so she doesn't have to pay extra for the babysitter and quite often, my daughter doesn't bother coming home , just assuming I want to watch them
@roniroxas (10574)
• Philippines
13 Oct 07
i am not speaking for you ar foryour daugther, my response is based on what i see. my conclusion. if your daughter assumed you want to watch ehr kids then why not talk to her about it. everything can be settled through communication. goodluck and God bless
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@kevere26 (223)
• United States
13 Oct 07
I think a lot of it has to do with how these kids were raised. Parental guilt - especially with both parents working - can make parents feel bad about having their own life. They often give their kids just about everything they want (with the exception of responsibility) to make up for not spending enough time with them. Apparently this includes taking care of their children's children. My heart goes out to those parents who are part of the sandwich generation, that is taking care of both their grandkids and aging parents. The empty nest appears to be a bit overcrowded!
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