Gia Vennapapageorge (‘25)

  1. In your opinion, what are some things that need to be more understood by parents raising our generation? 
    1. I think everyone’s identities. I don’t know how to explain it but everyone has different identities. Most kids, I think in this generation, don’t fit into specific gender roles that most parents haven’t experienced. Like, non-binary and maybe trans, and sexualities, of course. Because they grew up differently [than us]. I think it’s hard to have conversations with them because they don’t understand. 
  2. In your opinion, generally, do you think parents now are too harsh on their children?
    1. Yeah. I think for grades [especially] because most parents want straight A’s and it’s just [not realistic]. It’s kind of hard because of chemistry and all those difficult classes too. And I think they’re hard on us for our futures because they want us to have good jobs, or maybe a family and a good house. All that is just a lot of pressure.
  3. How do you think modern technology affects our generation positively and negatively?
    1. I think positively it like helps us connect with, other family members. It’s good for extended family [for me] if you are from different states or countries. But, I think negatively [there’s] cyberbullying and body image issues, of course.