When Sara and I visited Ariel Goodman’s Intimate and Family Relationship class (COUN 242) at the University of Montana, we were instantly surprised.
First surprise? It was the first question: “What was the hardest thing you ever experienced as a parent?”
Second surprise? The second question: “What’s the hardest struggle that parents face today?”
The students made their interests clear from the start. They were curious about the biggest and most difficult parenting challenges. They wanted to know the worst, first.
This wasn’t exactly what we expected from the so-called snowflake generation. These “snowflake” students wanted to know what they needed to know to get themselves prepared. For me, that didn’t quite fit the stereotype.
Sara and I both answered their questions as best we could. If you listen to the podcast episode, you’ll likely catch our themes.
You can listen to the podcast on Libsyn: http://practicallyperfectparenting.libsyn.com/
Or you can listen on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/practically-perfect-parenting-podcast/id1170841304?mt=2
But Sara and I are only two people with two limited perspectives. This brings me to my question for you. Pretend you’re with these “snowflakers.” How would you answer their questions?
What was the hardest thing you ever experienced as a parent?
What’s the hardest struggle that parents face today?
If you have the time and inclination, let me know your answers here, on Facebook, or via email.
All my best to you in your parenting struggles (and joys).