The Problem With Being An Older Parent

[twitter]The world is a safer place than when I grew up in the ’70s. I know this to be true. Facts, science, innovation, rules have made it true.

So why am I so paranoid? I asked my mom about the bubble wrapped generation of parents I belong to versus what happened when she was a young parent.

And that’s exactly what she said was the difference – she was a young parent, I’m not.

“We were in our 20s,” she reminded me. “We didn’t know what we were doing and didn’t really care. You guys, having kids later in life, you’re more aware of the world around you and you are more cautious.”

The less you know, apparently.

The older we are, the more aware we are of the big bad world and the more likely we are to be a Marlin or a Grug, it would seem.

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