A woman explains why millennials with baby boomer parents are service dogs for their families

A woman explains why millennials with baby boomer parents are service dogs for their families

Generation gaps can be difficult to deal with. For this reason, parents and children can have difficulty communicating and understanding each other. This is especially true for baby boomers and millennials.

One woman on TikTok emphasized these differences further. She claimed that millennials with boomer parents essentially serve as “service dogs.”

One TikTok user compares Millennials with Boomer Parents to “service dogs.”

The woman, Tina, who uses the username @crawdaddytina on the app, had some serious opinions about the relationship between millennials and their baby boomer parents. In a video that now has over 28,000 likes, Tina shared some bold ideas with millennials.

“This is for all the young millennials,” she said at the beginning of the video. “If one of your parents is a Boomer, I’m sorry to say, you are effectively a ‘service dog’ for your parents.”

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While Tina’s claim may seem strange at first, she did provide some evidence to back it up. She continued to address millennials, saying, “You are sent to therapy so that you can then go back to your parents, teach them why they are sad and not angry, (and) show them how to communicate so they can make amends.” Before they leave this earth.”

All of this, according to Tina, serves one purpose: “So you can pass on the trauma they instilled in you to their grandchildren.”

Most TikTok users who commented on the video agreed with Tina. One wrote: “I’m a pet that ran away the minute they left the door open.” “We don’t connect with millennials,” said another. A third commenter mentioned that she found a way to make the best of the situation: “I hacked the millennium and had no grandchildren. Broken cycle, kid!”

Is there any truth to the “service dog” theory?

Generational trauma is very real. Health defines it as “a cycle of trauma that runs through families.” Furthermore, the Journal of Health states that generational trauma “begins when a group experiences a traumatic event that causes economic, cultural, and familial distress. In response, people who belong to this group develop physical or psychological symptoms.

Generational trauma begins in one generation and is transmitted to the next, or perhaps to the next generation.

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The idea behind the “service dog” theory is that generational trauma is passed from baby boomer parents to their millennial children. However, millennials are trying to break this vicious cycle by going to therapy and working on overcoming this trauma that has been passed on.

They then use the skills they learned in therapy to help their parents better understand their trauma and give them the opportunity to turn things around. Hence, it is inevitable that some of this trauma is still passed on to the next generation.

Although there is no scientific evidence to support the concept of “service dogs” that Tina espouses, generational trauma is real and has become a topic of discussion as Millennials, Generation Z and Generation

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The differences between Baby Boomers and Millennials have become something of a joke, but no one can deny the fact that trauma can be passed down from generation to generation.

Millennials trying to break this cycle may in some ways feel like “service dogs,” there to support their parents on their healing journey, all while desperately trying to keep their children safe as well.

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Mary Faith Martinez is a YourTango staff writer covering entertainment, news, and human interest topics.

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