Millennials are having a different impact on the world, no doubt. But, what about when it comes to parenting? It would seem the social media savants are integrating their online lives with their parenting style more and more. Check out these stats from MotherMag,
Nearly 90% of Millennials use social media (compared with 76% of Gen X-ers and 59% of Boomers).
46% of Millennials posted a pic of their youngest child either while in the womb or before the baby was 1 day old (compared with 10% of Gen-Xers).
Millennial parents are concerned with the pressure to appear a certain way, thanks to the images posted by their peers on social media.
All the information we have at our fingertips can mean extra pressure for millennial parents, which can lead to overwhelm.
According to TIME, 58% of Millennials find the amount of parenting information overwhelming.
Millennials Make Up A Great Portion Of Parenting Force
Millennial Parents are a significant part of today’s force,
Roughly one in five moms is a millennial, and they now account for almost 90 percent of the 1.5 million new mothers within the last year. To put it another way, there are nine million of them raising kids as we speak. ~PopSugar
And, Millennial Marketing,
America’s often-watched millennial generation, traditionally viewed as young and unattached, has grown old enough to have children. Among the older half of millennials, those between ages 25-34, there are now 10.8 million households with children. Further, with millennials accounting for 80% of the 4 million annual U.S. births, the number of new millennial parents stands to grow exponentially over the next decade.
TIME Magazine’s article title may make it sound scary- Help! My Parents Are Millennials, but Millennials have some great qualities for parenting. Millennials may be struggling financially, which can be a huge problem, but it can also require resourcefulness. According to Huffington Post, that is just one quality of many that millennial parents boast…
- Great at sifting through ideas and choosing what works
- Ability to face problems head on and keep them in perspective
- Belief in their strength and resilience
- Understand stewardship
- Know how to put “happy” on their to-do lists
~Paraphrased from 10 Things I Love About Millennial Parents
What do you think millennial parents? What good qualities do you see? Will this be the generation to turn things around?