Millennials feel 'abandoned' by parents not available to help raise grandkids: 'Too busy'

Anonymous
Boomers are too busy and galavanting around on vacations to help their kids and grand kids, sad. Another example of boomer selfishness on top of the wealth taking and focusing younger generations to find their lifestyles, sad.

https://www.foxnews.com/media/millennials-feel-abandoned-parents-available-help-raise-grandkids-busy.amp
Anonymous
Gee what a surprise. Another boomer-bashing thread.
Anonymous
Millennial here in this situation. It doesn’t bother me that our parents live their lives and are having fun, what bothers me are the snide remarks about how much money we spend on childcare.
Anonymous
I do get a bit annoyed at my boomer parents, who are always on vacation, while I have small children at home, a demanding career, and cannot get enough sleep.
Anonymous
My mother travels the world but couldn’t watch my toddler for one night because she didn’t think she could do it physically.
Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:Boomers are too busy and galavanting around on vacations to help their kids and grand kids, sad. Another example of boomer selfishness on top of the wealth taking and focusing younger generations to find their lifestyles, sad.

https://www.foxnews.com/media/millennials-feel-abandoned-parents-available-help-raise-grandkids-busy.amp


Millennials are stunningly entitled and feel like the world revolves around them, sad. They think their elderly parents owe them free babysitting, sad. When they don’t get free babysitting/renovated houses/etc they whine endlessly about how very, very tough their lives are.

Happy for the therapists they’re paying big bucks to listen to the whining. But for them: sad.
Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:I do get a bit annoyed at my boomer parents, who are always on vacation, while I have small children at home, a demanding career, and cannot get enough sleep.


That’s weird. Why would you be annoyed by that? They’re your kids.
Anonymous
I’m gen x but my grandparents were very involved with my life. My boomer mom never even calls my kids. It’s very sad.
Anonymous
This is mostly true about white 2nd+ gen Americans.
Immigrants and their kids help each other out, helping kids to avoid student debt and exorbitant childcare expenses, and then kids help their parents avoid elder care expenses. As a result the money stays in the family and helps build generational wealth.
The traditional American middle class strategy where everyone fends for themselves isn’t working anymore. Soon most white Americans will lose their status, financial and professional, unless they rethink their generational strategies.
Anonymous
I feel like a lot of millennials refuse to do the math. When I was small, my grandma was in her 50s. People complaining about lack of help when “my parents’ parents helped them”: how old are your parents? My guess is, substantially older than their parents were when you were born.

It’s nobody’s fault. It’s just a societal change. Complaining won’t help.
Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:I do get a bit annoyed at my boomer parents, who are always on vacation, while I have small children at home, a demanding career, and cannot get enough sleep.


That’s weird. Why would you be annoyed by that? They’re your kids.


They live a life of leisure while I work nonstop. It gets annoying when they want to see the grandkids but cannot watch them for 15 minutes so I can get work done.
Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:I feel like a lot of millennials refuse to do the math. When I was small, my grandma was in her 50s. People complaining about lack of help when “my parents’ parents helped them”: how old are your parents? My guess is, substantially older than their parents were when you were born.

It’s nobody’s fault. It’s just a societal change. Complaining won’t help.


DP. I feel like this is going to be an underrated post, but that you are likely correct.
Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:I do get a bit annoyed at my boomer parents, who are always on vacation, while I have small children at home, a demanding career, and cannot get enough sleep.


That’s weird. Why would you be annoyed by that? They’re your kids.


They live a life of leisure while I work nonstop. It gets annoying when they want to see the grandkids but cannot watch them for 15 minutes so I can get work done.


I really think this is unrelated to the generation and is more related to that is just how your parents are.
Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:I do get a bit annoyed at my boomer parents, who are always on vacation, while I have small children at home, a demanding career, and cannot get enough sleep.


That’s weird. Why would you be annoyed by that? They’re your kids.


They live a life of leisure while I work nonstop. It gets annoying when they want to see the grandkids but cannot watch them for 15 minutes so I can get work done.


I really think this is unrelated to the generation and is more related to that is just how your parents are.


Possibly but I know a lot of others in my exact situation.
Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:I feel like a lot of millennials refuse to do the math. When I was small, my grandma was in her 50s. People complaining about lack of help when “my parents’ parents helped them”: how old are your parents? My guess is, substantially older than their parents were when you were born.

It’s nobody’s fault. It’s just a societal change. Complaining won’t help.


Yes this is a huge issue. Also mostly white Americans delay childbirth. This is a big mistake in the long run.
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