Yes being older we do know an awful lot of stuff. That is to say we have boldly gone ahead, hit walls, fallen down, skinned our knees and well learned stuff---now we see the younger crowd coming onto the scene and we grin knowingly---knowing what we know---shake our heads, and watch history repeat itself----we LIKE to tell the kids we know it all---but hey 98 percent isn't EVERYTHING!!. I recall an incident where a young relative of mine (a Nephew, some 11 years my junior came to me with a problem he had----one in which I myself had no experience---how was I do advise him---he had come to me for help---????
Well I did give him my sympathy, and even thanked him for coming to me , even though my advice was worthless to solving his problem. The point here is, sometimes the KIDS have REAL problems---not the general run of the mill growing up falling down lessons that need to be learned. and MY point is, lets not get TO smug in our "Been there, done That" attitudes---although 98 percent of the time ---WE HAVE been there------elders Rule.
m My Neph's problem?---He had got married at 17, and he wanted ME to tell my brother (his Father)---I declined, and told my Nephew on that particular problem he was on his own---. I am very pleased to say THAT worked out well enough between my Nephew, and his father.