Kids have changed. If you are a grandparent today, you grew up in a generation in which roles were evolving and which was warned not to trust anyone over 30. If you are a parent today, you grew up in a generation of parents and schools that provided a significant amount of guidance for a more predictable world.
Today's kid faces a tougher world than his parents or grandparents could ever imagine. How and where people work, what they work at, their volume of work and what they need to know is different.