I don't pretend to be an expert at generational stuff, but drawing off my own experiences with my own dad, I've had to accept certain things I cannot change. He's older (48) and somewhat set in his ways. I don't have to like some of his views, but I respect them, and especially when I'm visiting. After all, it's his home. Don't get me wrong, my dad is cool and we have a lot of fun -- but he does have his moments. When my dad first found out my BF is Greek, he had some issues with that. Oddly, he didn't have a problem with my BF being male, it was him being Greek that bothered my dad. My BF has ethnic Middle Eastern looks. Couple that with the fact that he's an Air Traffic Controller and my dad thought I'd done gone and lost my mind. But I didn't press the issue. I let dad think what he wanted to think. I let him work it out for himself. In time he came to realize that not every Middle Easterner wants to fly a plane into a building. They're best buddies now. We visit my parents and it's like I'M the outsider. Dad and Brandon head to the basement to play pool (something I never quite got the hang of). And mom and me talk in the kitchen.