Great advice in the above posts, and here are some additional points for you to consider:
"Plugged in" - the idea that today's younger generation cannot likely remember a time when there was not MySpace, IMs, cell phones and text plans means that they are more connected to each other and to electronics than their parents. Today's parents use technology too, but often signed up for text plans so their kids would respond to them. This has also affected how young people interact with other people face to face, differently than their parents.
"Hyperinvolved/Work Ethic" - Today's kids are much more likely to be in sports and extracurricular activities - and in multiple ways, than their parents were. Their parents, on the other hand, were much more likely to work an after school job. Today's parents claim kids have less of a work ethic today, something the older generation values more.