We have to admit it. While we know a lot has changed since our parent’s were our age, we need to give them more credit.

As millennials, we have become “woke” when it comes to everything, not just #BlackLivesMatter. We are more conscious about what foods we are putting in our bodies and how other people self-identify. Oh, and we are basically the same age as the internet.

If you are a parent, I’m sure that you know the struggle of keeping up with what’s current in your children’s lives.

Here are 7 silent struggles that every parent of a millennial can relate to:

1
Dealing with our new experimental diets

Mom: so glad that you came home to visit! I made your favorite.

Us: oh thanks, Mom but I'm vegan now...

Mom: wait, I thought that you were paleo and gluten-free...

Us: That was earlier this year, but I watched this documentary and realized what animal products do to our body.

Mom: well, here's a carrot. Can you eat that?

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2
Re-learning the "Gay Alphabet"

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Us: Dad, it's LGBTQIA now to include

Dad: What? When did this happen? What does this even mean?

3
Understanding Gender Fluidity

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Mom: I hear Lauren got into grad school. Where is she going?

Us: Lauren goes by they/them pronouns, not she/her...

Mom: But she's one person...

Us: They don't identify with the genders that society has tried to assign us.

Mom: okay...

4
Unknowingly becoming a source of humor on our Snapchat

Mom: wait, who is going to see that?
Us:
Nobody mom, it deletes in 24 hours.

 

5
Understanding our humor...especially with memes.

Dad: what's so funny?

Us: Oh my god, Alicia just sent me this meme *shows phone*

Dad:

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6
Realizing that we actually can becoming successful from our artsy passions thanks to the internet.

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7
Explaining our artsy or media jobs to friends and family.

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