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  • 0 Symposium 2012Changing Ways of Working with Children, Teens, and Families 02.22.2012 14:13
    Vanessa,

    Thank you for sharing your insights. I consider myself (as an “80s baby”) part of this generation in which our parents as well as the academic culture largely encouraged us to speak up. In general, I think that my generation and kids growing up today feel entitled to not only have an opinion, but to express it (sometimes very loudly!). From my perspective, I think this may have to do with adults’ encouragement of this expression, but also the ample opportunities to foster this expression via technology. Kids and teens today certainly have plenty of ways in which to express their opinions and beliefs, not only in face-to-face situations, but online. A great example of this is Facebook, a place in which individuals can tell the world who they are, however they choose to do so, and have the opportunity to make announcements about themselves, their thoughts, their opinions, at any moment of any day—instantaneously.
    Personally, I think that providing a space for children to have a voice and express their opinions is very important, and I completely agree that finding a balance (teaching kids when it’s appropriate to express certain kinds of opinions) is key.

    Thank you again for your great comments.
    -Jordan
  • 0 Symposium 2012Changing Ways of Working with Children, Teens, and Families 02.22.2012 12:29
    Hi Vanessa,

    Thanks so much for your great comment. I'd be so interested to learn more about the cultural differences today involving parenting and children.

    Thanks again,
    Jordan
  • 0 Symposium 2012Changing Ways of Working with Children, Teens, and Families 02.22.2012 10:29
    Sarah,

    Thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful words!

    -Jordan

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