Were the "good old days" really so good? Was parenting easier back in the day or is that just an illusion? What about being a kid? Was it better then...or now? That's what I'm on a mission to find out in my new podcast, Parenting Then and Now. I've raised kids in four different decades: 80's, 90's, 00's and the 10's and boy, have things changed. Join me on this long strange trip, won't you?
Episode 22 - Second Chances, Second Acts
Sandra E. Martin was raised in a family where convention was key and changes were few. She grew up in a first-generation Trinidadian family in Toronto in the 80's and learned early on that the expectation was to follow the societal norms which included finding a "good" job, getting married, having kids and not rocking the boat.
When life happened for Sandra, she realized that the perfectly proscribed path that was planned out for her was not going to be her destiny, so she wrote her second act and moved forward into the unknown. It all worked out quite well in the end and she has learned a lot about how her childhood informed her views on life and parenting, and how her "second act" today is progressing.