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18 Things My Kids Are Growing Up With That I Didn't

By Devan McGuinness |

Last week I made myself feel really old by rounding up the things that I grew up with that my kids wont. Talk about a serious blast through the past! I started to feel a bit sad that what I grew up with was pretty different then what my kids would experience. I had some amazing times, great experiences and those items were at one point or another a part of that great time.

Then my mind switched — you know my kids don’t have it so bad either. They are growing up with some pretty kick-butt-awesome things too. Technology that will make their lives way easier and way more fun.

Click through for 18 things my kids will experience growing up that I didn’t:

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Things Our Kids Are Growing Up With That We Didn't

Knowing What Everyone's Doing

Oh back in the day - having to pick up a phone to find out what's been going on. None of that will be had by my kids - not with Facebook now.
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Devan McGuinness

Devan McGuinness is the writer of the lifestyle blog Accustomed Chaos. After surviving 12 miscarriages, Devan founded Unspoken Grief, a resource and support site for perinatal and neonatal loss. Read bio and latest posts → Read Devan's latest posts →

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One thought on “18 Things My Kids Are Growing Up With That I Didn't

  1. Jacquie F. says:

    We too enjoy self-checkout – it’s playing grocery store for real :) And our teen son’s HS class has it’s own FB page – what a great way for them to learn about what’s going on and stay in touch as they go on to career/college.

    But I do lament on the things are kids are growing up without – less down time, less time outdoors to just have fun vs. organized playtime or sports, too much reliance on technology so they aren’t picking up certain skills (handwriting, correct spelling vs. shorthand for texting, being able to find reliable resources vs. just thinking that ‘what’s on the web is true’ or doing math in your head) things that would benefit their life.

    Can’t wait to see what our grandkids will have – progress is amazing, isn’t it!

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