Sometimes I sort of cry about the Next Gen characters because they can never truly know what their families went through.
Young James Sirius not knowing why Harry and Ginny crack down on him so hard when he asks to get a tattoo, because Harry remembers the less than voluntary tattoos another Sirius once had.
Teenage and early-twenties Teddy Lupin irritated that Harry scolds him for irresponsible spending, being careless of his health and not aiming for a decent job, not quite realizing how heavily his father’s life was dominated by unemployment, poverty and ill health.
Rose and Hugo Weasley learning that not all grownups have scars on their arms just because Mummy and Daddy both do.
Tiny Lily Luna sobbing because when she asked her mother if she could have a diary, her mother went very pale and sharply refused.
The very fact that their parents made a better world for them to live in will mean that there will always be that gap of understanding. Because their families wouldn’t want them to have to understand.