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Old School Versus New School Generations

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Comparing old school and new school generations of children can be very fascinating. Each has its unique characteristics shaped by the time they grew up in. Here are some differences between the two:


New school children are more tech-savvy, having grown up with smartphones, tablet, and the internet as integral parts of their lives. Excessive use of smartphones, tablets, social media, and educational apps are not good. Often from a young age, concerns about screen time and its negative impact are what parents are trying to decrease.

In contrast, old school children may have more limited access to technology and relied more on traditional forms of entertainment and communication. Old school had limited access to technology such as TV and basic computers, with strict time limits. Old school children had more hands-on activities.


Old school emphasis on rote learning, standardized testing, and memorization. New school focus on critical thinking, project-based learning, personalized education, and incorporating technology into learning experiences.

The method of education has evolved over time with new school children often experiencing more personalized and technology integrated learning approaches. Old school children may have been exposed to more traditional classroom settings and teaching methods.


Old school and new school generations of children upbringing can be compared in several ways. Parenting styles are much more different now than they were in the old days. Old School traditional parenting styles often emphasized discipline, respect for authority, and strict rules.

New school modern parenting styles tend to focus on fostering independence, encouraging open communication, and promoting creativity and self – expression.

Social Interactions

Social Interactions are far more different between the two. Old school times, there was more face-to-face interactions and outdoor playtime with neighbors and friends.

On the other hand, the new school generation depends more upon increased reliance on virtual communication, social media connections, and online gaming. This leads to concerns about social skills development of real-life interactions.

Parental Involvement

During the old school times, children were often structured and hierarchical family roles, with clear authority figures and role within the family.

On the other hand, new schools encouraged active parental involvement in all aspects of a child life. Some includes decision-making, emotional support, and extracurricular activities.

In a Nutshell,

Overall, while old school upbringing focused on discipline, respect and tradition, new school upbringing tends to prioritize independence, creativity, technology integration. Also, a more holistic approach to child development. Both approaches have their strengths and challenges, and finding a balance between them can contribute to a well- rounded upbringing for children.

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