A mother predicts how millennials could potentially be extraordinary future grandmas with their modern views and compassion.
Times are changing and people are changing with them. Millennials and Gen-Z continue to bring about drastic and noticeable differences in our society. With this trajectory, we could witness a better global community for future generations. Madison Barbosa—who goes by @madison_barbosa on TikTok—posted a video where she predicted how the "best era of grandmas" was about to arrive. The video has 19.9K likes and over 1374 comments on the social media site.
The post is captioned, "Honestly so proud to be a millennial mom and I'm certain we are going to be incredible grandparents one day." Barbosa states why she feels that millennial grandmothers are going to be amazing. She explains, "We know what not to do based on the majority of boomers." The woman clarifies that she does love her grandmother, but even then, people from older generations were quick to judge and pass unnecessary comments most of the time.
Millennials who become grandmothers would certainly not be as bad as that. The woman shares how her mother was "getting there." She reiterates how she strongly feels that millennials would be better at being grandparents. She explains, "We're going to anticipate what our kids need. We're going to be pushing them to get a break. We're going to be pushing them to say, 'What can I do to help?'" Millennial grandparents would also help their kids go out on date nights while they stayed back with their grandkids.
She concludes by saying, "I just have the strong premonition that millennial grandmas are going to be the best to come." Individuals on the site loved the woman's predictions and expressed their views in the comment section. @sharebear0408 commented, "I will not allow my daughter to be alone like I am in many ways. I will be her biggest supporter, whether she has kids or not." @jayciunderwood shared, "I tell my husband this all the time. I refuse to abandon my children once they are adults. I can't wait to help."
A few months back, Kat Bernar—who goes by @katbernard_ on TikTok—shared a video lamenting how 90s mothers had set unrealistic expectations for future generations of women. She blames the submissive attitude of the matriarchs for having paved the way for the unequal distribution of labor in society. This has primarily affected women, who end up having to manage households and their personal goals, stressing them out. Bernad herself had to regularly meet with her husband to prove her point.
Bernard starts the video by posing a question to other women: "Does anyone feel screwed over by their mom a little bit?" She elaborates on how mothers of the previous generation have created an unhealthy misconception of being able to multi-task. Most mothers in the 90s were primary caretakers and worked jobs as well. Bernard comments on this awful situation, saying, "They did it, and I don't know how they did it."
The woman respects women from the generation for surviving such conditions but is not happy with it herself. She then goes on to pinpoint how the 90s women set it up in such a way that men did not feel any compulsion to contribute to the household. This has resulted in many marriages failing because women want competent partners. This is yet another instance that showcases how millennials have a better understanding of equality in every aspect of life.