This piece was first published in The Globe & Mail on April 28, 2015
Last month I attended a panel called ‘Generation squeezed? The outlook for young Canadians.’ During the discussion, one of the participants turned to the audience and asked parents of children ages 18 to 24 years old to raise their hands. He proceed to tell us that we were part of the reason this cohort is struggling.
As a mother of three, I thought that blaming the parents was a bit of a low blow, but it worked: I put down my smartphone and paid attention.