Washington, Jan 31: A new study shows that Millennial Moms have different parenting styles than previous generations, as they are more focused on "me time".
Millennials, loosely defined people born between the early 1980s and the early 2000s, are becoming parents. And their parenting styles are far different than those of the "helicopter parents" that created a generation some have come to see as lazy and entitled.
Mike Fogarty, SVP and global publisher at BabyCenter said that Millennial Moms are clearly reacting to the way they were raised, ABC News reported.
He said that they're creating an environment for their kids that's more laid back and less structured, and they feel more relaxed and happy as parents. They reject the pressure they grew up with.
The study found that millennial Moms are more digitally connected than their immediate predecessors-the moms of Generation X.
They're also on more social platforms and are less concerned than Gen X moms about posting pictures of themselves or their children to social networks.
Compared to Gen X moms, Millennial Moms are twice as likely to prefer communicating with their parents via text, and twice as likely to use social media to send birthday party invitations. In addition, Millennial Moms are 21 percent less likely to send a thank-you note via postal mail.
They also have high hopes for their futures and think their digital savvy will be a tool to gain financial success.
More than half those surveyed report wanting to start their own business. BabyCenter found that compared with Gen X moms, Millennial Moms are 17 percent more likely to freelance, and one in five have started a blog with "substantial" followers. (ANI)