In a thread shared recently on Imgur, a teacher who has taught biology to middle and high school students across all three generations has shared the best and worst parenting habits of each generation.
And boy, some of her responses are very surprising.
Here’s what she shared about the good, the bad and the ugly about each generation of parents.
The Baby Boomers
Although this anonymous teacher doesn’t teach many students with baby boomer parents anymore, she did recall her past experiences with this generation of parents.
The good? According to this teacher, the baby boomer parents she came across were very invested in their children and their futures and usually listened to and took on advice.
But as always, there’s a bad side too.
“They know best… about everything,” she explained.
“Nothing is more frustrating than having someone completely inexperienced with your profession tell you how to do it,” she added.
“They get angry the easiest, and they will go BALLISTIC.”
In the teacher’s worst run-in with a baby boomer parent, an onsite police officer had to escort out the enraged parents after the teacher requested a parent teacher interview with them.
The majority of the parents this teacher has interacted with are Gen Xers, so she’s got a lot to say about this generation’s parenting style.
While she did share that Generation X parents provide well for their kids and normally maintain a good sense of humour, there were a lot of negatives.