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How Millennial Parents Think Differently About Raising Kids

A TIME-Survey Monkey poll examines 3 different generations and their approaches to parenting

In the Oct. 26 TIME, Katy Steinmetz looks at how millennial parents, who now number more than 22 million in America with about 9,000 babies born to them each day, think about family. To help us understand what makes this generation different from Generation X and baby boomers, TIME and Survey Monkey conducted a poll of more than 2,000 U.S. parents with children under the age of 18. Respondents answered questions on everything from social media use to food to names.

For one millennial parent’s view, read Girls actress Jemima Kirke on why total control of your children is futile.

Graphic by Heather Jones for TIME

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