I think everyone can agree that times seemed simpler back when we were kids. Today, we parents are faced with a lot of day to day, hour to hour, and even minute to minute choices and decisions our parents didn’t face. Sometimes I wonder how our parents would have handled all the challenges that now permeate our lives.

Would this new world with all of its new challenges be overwhelming for our skilled, practiced and experienced parents? This world that we now find ourselves in is certainly very trying and sometimes foreign and overwhelming to us newer parents. Since this is not the world that we grew up in, I’m wondering how we are supposed to know what to do as newer parents facing things that we never had a chance to see our own parents deal with?

Good parenting is good parenting, right? Whether it’s us or our parents who had to find themselves in this strange and new 21st century where a reality star has just become President of the U.S., I’m sure that we’ll eventually make sense of it all, and do what we have to do to be good parents. However, sometimes I still can’t help but wish we could make it simpler by winding the clock back to the 1980s so we could have the same kind of problems we watched our parents fix when we were kids; as opposed to today, where our kids have a million and one options and are more absorbed with electronics than people.

Now, as my Granddaddy always said, “Go learn, lead and lay the way to a better world for all of us.” Let’s not forget about some of the common sense behind the good old days of parenting. Let’s also remember that the good old days weren’t always so good, and tomorrow isn’t as bad as it sometimes seems. I’m sure that we newer parents will figure all this new stuff out and do just fine by our kids. And once again parents, thanks in advance for all that you do, and all that you will do…