Your right, I'm 63 and my children and I don't have anything to talk about, because they don't know politics, and all the other things you mentioned. My 7yr. old grandson, the only one I'll ever have, is already staring into his mothers old cell phone playing games. It isn't just the teenagers. My daughters, are great, but they are in their 30's, and still look forward to each and everyones dress up party. Any reason for a party, including "ugly sweater party". They have so many friends via facebook, that they are always going from one event to another. Can't miss someone's birthday!