Families Without Peers

Kids & Parents Need to Know Their Places

When it comes to raising children, something has fundamentally shifted for the worse in the last thirty years or so. Talk to parents of tweens, teens, and twenty-somethings and you'll hear horror stories about intransigent, insolent, vulgar, out-of-control, self-absorbed kids. Even from the coolest, grooviest, most laid-back moms and dads, you'll catch whispers of "I never would have talked to my parents like that!"

So what happened?

The Problem of Peer Authority

According to Dr. Leonard Sax, a pediatrician and psychologist, modern parents are suffering from what he calls role confusion. What has become the new mantra of...

 

is the author of the newly-released book, Don’t Let the Culture Raise Your Kids, published by Our Sunday Visitor.  She has been covering family issues for twenty-five years, as a producer for CBS News, a contributor to National Catholic Register, and a Senior Editor for Salvo magazine.  She has written for FoxNews.com, First Things, WORLD magazine, and Touchstone.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #37, Summer 2016 Copyright © 2020 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo37/families-without-peers

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