(FeaturedNews.com) – Millennial parents are feeling abandoned by their boomer parents, who have been using their time traveling and are not available to provide childcare help.
Leslie Dobson, a 40-year-old psychologist and millennial mother has stated that she would like to have her 71-year-old father Ted Dobson spend more time with her and her sister’s children. However, Ted Dobson is enjoying his retirement in Mexico on his boat. As he argued, he has not spent any less money on his children; all he has done is spend some more money on himself.
Leslie Dobson is not the only one to have expressed disappointment by her father’s actions. She added that many of her clients who are around the same age are feeling resentment and abandonment from their boomer parents.
The majority of millennial households have two working parents, while parents have children later in their lives. Boomers on the other hand are using their retirement to take vacation while leaving their millennial children on their own to handle all childcare needs.
Boomers, who were born between 1946 and 1964, are for the most part retired by the time their children have children. Rather than staying behind and assisting with their grandchildren, most boomers are using their retirement to go on vacation.
Bank of America in their recent analysis of consumer-spending habits has found that boomers are outspending every generation before them on dining out and travel.
Dobson stated that this was a “common struggle” and there are many children who feel abandoned by their parents choosing to live their lives instead of focusing on their relationship with their grandchildren.
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