10 things you should know about millennial parents

Millennials are changing the way children are being raised.

The millennial generation, born between 1980 and 2005, has a unique and evolving parenting style, explains psychologist Stephanie Bove.

Bove says millennials are the biggest generation and have become highly competent parents.

Read: How to stop sibling rivalry from poisoning your kids

A lot more millennials are graduates and sometimes hold multiple degrees.

Stephanie Bove, psychologist

Most millennial parents have the following traits:

  • They are well-educated
  • They are very focused on health and dietary needs
  • They are techno-savvy and use apps to supplement medical and parenting advice
  • They are not averse to changing careers
  • They are pros at multitasking
  • They enjoy travel
  • They are family orientated
  • They are good at managing a child's screen time effectively
  • They are focused on building their child's self-esteem
  • More millennial dads are playing an active parenting role

Also read: Fathers on the realities of being stay-at-home dads

The average millennial mom spends up to 18 hours of her time on her phone, every week.

Stephanie Bove, psychologist

You get far more involved millennial dads these days.

Stephanie Bove, psychologist

Take a listen to her expert advice:


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