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Closing the Circle of Communication
Closing the circle of communication
Gen Xers Are Parents Now

In some ways I'm a classic Gen Xer, and in other ways I'm nothing like the stereotypes that define the generation born between 1961 and 1981. Generation X has aged, and we are now the parents of our students. I say aged despite the fact that my friends and I are still fairly convinced that we haven't grown up. As a whole, we are unlike any generation that has come before us. As a group, we spent our 20s being overeducated and underemployed. We were raised to expect the same lifestyles as our parents and were sadly disappointed when our realities fell short.

As parents, we are a very complicated group with students ...

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