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X and Y Generation Leadership, Kick your Kids off the Couch

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Thu, Jan 06, 2011 @ 09:12 AM

generational speakerOne of the main reasons for x and y Generation lack of leadership and complacency, lack of work ethic and sense of entitlement is Overparenting. Parents who do too much for their children, acting as life coaches and cleaning up their messes.

Overparenting the x and y generation is against our evolutionary model,based on survival. Every parent wants their children to outlive them. How well will your 40 year old son live when you are gone if he lives on your sofa, relies on you to solve his conflict, nag him to get a job, and bail him out of financial misery? Not very well. Overparenting does not equip your offspring for their own survival. It's one thing to have them know they can rely on you, it's another to always do things for them and fix their mistakes. For x and y generation adults to show leadership in their own lives, they have to make thier own mistakes and take responsibility for them

As a generational speaker at a conference speaking, I hear all the time that parents are still parenting their children well into their 30's and 40's.

What neuroscience has taught us about the brain is that it is a remarkably plastic and adaptable organ. Its almost never too late for leadership and change. This means you can kick your 40 year out off the coach, tell him to balance his checking account and cut him off. You are doing him a favor.

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