Kids these days are no different than the kids 2,000 years ago. It's the parenting that's changed, or lack of it. I took my daughter shooting when she was 8yrs old. She was afraid of the noise so we didn't go back. Last week she practically begged me to take her shooting again. She listened to my instructions. She listened to the RO's advice on trigger control and before you know it she was punching out the center with my 10/22. I'm not a teacup parent (survival podcast term). I'm the, 'walk it off and try again' parent. Sometimes I worry that it's harsh but reality is harsh. I spend the same amount of time listening to them as I do giving them advice. I'm glad it's working out for you.