Every day, at home, at work, at play and at school, we are all forced to confront generational wars.
The rules for living in families and raising children have changed dramatically in the last decade. Families are shrinking, parents are having children later in life and adolescence now stretches for twenty years with young people just not leaving home. In fact, such are the generational changes that some parents now leave home before their kids.
The world is increasingly crowded as an alphabet soup of generations exists side by side in workplaces, within the community and within families. With the traditional three score and ten years stretching to four score and more there are currently five generations coexisting: the silent generation, babyboomers, Generations, X, Y and Z. So how do Gen Xer's raise their children? Are Gen Y's just Babyboomers recycled or are they defined by the times they live in? Will outsourcing and grandparenting be replaced by surrogate parenting?
To understand children and parents today it essential to look at the context in which we live. Michael Grose helps readers understand how each generation thinks and functions and presents ideas to help us live with each other in imperfect harmony. He takes a look at the challenges of raising Gen X families - small families - and provides a new parenting model for raising 21st century kids.
XYZ: The New Rules of Generational Warfare provides essential strategies for parents who are struggling to raise Generation Y and provides tips and strategies to help Generation Y live with their parents!
Penguin Random House Australia; September 2011
- ISBN: 9781742746289
- Read online, or download in secure ePub format
- Title: XYZ
- Author: Michael Grose
Imprint: Random House Australia
About The Author
Michael Grose is Australia's number-one parenting educator, with an enviable track record of helping parents and professionals raise and teach today's kids. His best-selling Why First Borns Rule the World has sold over 23,000 copies. Michael is a regular weekly parenting columnist for 'Body and Soul' in Sydney's Sunday Telegraph, which has a circulation of 6 million.
He has a popular website, www.parentingideas.com.au, which parents find an invaluable source of easy-to-access information. On the website he has information on all his books. He presents a half-hour parenting segment each fortnight on ABC radio and appears regularly on the national Australian television program 9AM, commenting on parenting issues of the day. He is a popular speaker, giving up to 100 seminars and presentations each year to parents and professionals in Australia and in the United Kingdom.
Michael is the only person to have conducted a parenting seminar for a nation's leaders, when he ventured into Parliament House, Canberra, in 2004 and addressed politicians on all sides of the political fence about how to behave so your children will too!