Some of the main differences between when she grew up and what modern parents are like now are firstly “we were given no choices” which tells us children did not get much choice. Secondly “There was not so much stuff” suggests to us that children back the. Did not have many toys to play with. Thirdly “we made our own fun” tells us that children entertained themselves.
In contrast “wretchedly indulgent state of modern parenting” that parents are too relax. Also the word choice “many of my son’s 15 year old friends have iPods, iPads” which tells us children have a lot more devices to have fun with compared to when she was raised and finally “unlimited access to their parents” credit cards”that the children are allowed to buy what they want.