The Grim Emotional Legacy Of 1970s Parenting

As middle-aged adults with complex lives, we’re still catching up

Jae L
7 min readSep 23, 2023

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Photo by Leo Rivas on Unsplash

I was born in the 1970s, that golden era of parenting by benevolent neglect. As kids, we had free run of the neighborhood as long as we were home for dinner and wiped our feet on the doormat before coming inside.

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Jae L

Queer, neurodivergent and in the business of defying expectations. Doing my best to answer the questions I keep asking myself. diverge999@gmail.com