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Featured Article: What is it About 20-Somethings?
This question pops up everywhere, underlying concerns
about “failure to launch” and “boomerang kids.”
Featured Article: Don’t Insult Kids by Comparing Trump to Them
Can we all please stop using “child” and “adolescent” as epithets? David
Brooks laid out the ways that
President Trump is still a child, and therefore deficient.
Christian Science Monitor, 1/14/2019
Each generation has expectations for the next. But the social stimuli that shape young adults have seldom changed as dramatically as they have for the current crop.
Worcester T&G, 12/10/2018
The decline in smoking over the past 20 years is a promising trend and has preserved the lives and health of millions of people.
Despite a low unemployment rate, many young adults lack job prospects that mesh with their idealized vision of the post-college world.
Psychology Today, 11/14/2018
In recent decades, there has been more attention to adolescence, and recently a field of ‘emerging adulthood’ dedicated to development at ages 18-29 has arisen.
Kopitiam Bot , 10/10/2018
The mental health of the next generation is increasingly fraught at work. What can you do to help?
Worcester T&G, 9/22/2018
Cellphones and video games have garnered plenty of blame for society’s ills. But a Clark University researcher makes the case they may be beneficial in at least one way: keeping youths safer.
Psychology Today, 9/3/2018
In a recent article published in Archives of Scientific Psychology, Arnett provides an overview of risk behavior in adolescents which seems downright encouraging for anyone despairing about the future.
In a national survey of more than 1,000 parents of young adults by Clark University in 2013, Dr. Jeffrey Arnett found that parents experience a range of emotions.
Being admitted to college doesn’t mean a student is ready for it. Parents can encourage kids to step up their levels of personal responsibility while still in high school.
Wall Street Journal, 7/17/18
"Parents should start talking with their children early in high school about what they can and can’t provide for college, and again in junior year when they prepare to apply"
"If someone has been in a demanding profession, I can imagine [retirement] could come as a relief,’ says Jeffrey Arnett"
… According to the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly 1 in 5 men ages 25-34 lived in their parents’ home last year. That compares to 12.5 percent of women that age living at home.
Arnett says he isn’t particularly worried about millennials, or their
use of digital assistants.
But young adults with a plan — whether that is continued education,
starting a career, applying for jobs, or anything else deemed productive
— are typically welcomed with open arms from their 'rents
This decade of life, the one that falls between adolescence and adulthood, is my current focus. Psychologists call this time period ‘emerging adulthood,’ which spans the ages eighteen to 29...
‘Parents really do grieve, but there is also an upside to your kids moving
into this new stage of life, a real sense of freedom for the parents...’
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