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When Do You Become an Adult?

In an age when the line between childhood and adulthood is blurrier than ever, what is it that makes people grown up?
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Good question, and to our collective disappointment, the answers are blurry. -lon

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Noon With Woodbury Report: What Do Millennials Really Need?-Interview With Jason Cox (GA)

Noon With Woodbury Report: What Do Millennials Really Need?-Interview With Jason Cox (GA) | Young Adults | Scoop.it
Jason Cox explained the problems millennials have because they are so used to interacting with people through a screen that they have trouble developing real relationships.
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There seem to be two threads of thought: Either Millennials are the best prepared generation, or they are declining. What do you think? -Lon

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Sober College Redefines Rehab for Young Adults Struggling with Substance Abuse

Sober College Redefines Rehab for Young Adults Struggling with Substance Abuse | Young Adults | Scoop.it
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sober College Redefines Rehab for Young Adults Struggling with Substance Abuse. Leading Young Adul
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When Do Kids Become Adults? - Interview With Peter Allen With College Excel 

When Do Kids Become Adults? - Interview With Peter Allen With College Excel  | Young Adults | Scoop.it
Peter Allen explained that when a child is accepted as an adult depends on the culture in which he/she is living.
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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, July 20, 2:43 PM

Every country has their own unique way of deciding when a young person becomes an adult.  Most are decided on cultural customs, while in the US it is more determined by law.  Which do you think is better? -Lon

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Are Millennials Our Biggest Problem Or Our Greatest Hope?

Are Millennials Our Biggest Problem Or Our Greatest Hope? | Young Adults | Scoop.it
A key incentive for Millennials is happiness; down the list is financial gain. Help them be in an inspiring and enthusiastic work environment and make sure that the work is based on tasks and goals not a time-clock.
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Why do U.S. Students Cheat so much less than International Students?

Why do U.S. Students Cheat so much less than International Students? | Young Adults | Scoop.it
Could western values play a part?
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Its nice to hear something positive about Americans in our education system. -Lon

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Generation who refuse to grow up: No mortgage. No marriage. No children. No career plan. Like so many 30-somethings, Marianne Power admits she's one of them...

Generation who refuse to grow up: No mortgage. No marriage. No children. No career plan. Like so many 30-somethings, Marianne Power admits she's one of them... | Young Adults | Scoop.it
We are the 'Peter Pan generation'; a sizeable group of 25 to 40-year-olds who exist in a state of extended adolescence, avoiding the trappings of responsibility - marriage, mortgage, children - for as long as possible.

Via Ken Morrison
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Is this the next step for millennials? -Lon

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Four Circles Recovery Center Launches New Extended Care Program, “Fifth Circle” 

Four Circles Recovery Center Launches New Extended Care Program, “Fifth Circle”  | Young Adults | Scoop.it

Horse Shoe, NC (PRWEB) May 23, 2016

Four Circles Recovery Center, a leading treatment center that offers wilderness therapy for young adults suffering from drug addiction, is proud to announce the launch of its new extended care program, Fifth Circle. Available for clients between the ages of 18 and 28 who have completed wilderness treatment at Four Circles or another primary treatment program, Fifth Circle is designed to foster the recovery process of young adults as they transition into eventual sober living.

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5 Bad Ideas in College 

5 Bad Ideas in College  | Young Adults | Scoop.it
5 common ideas that college students often have. Sometimes these ideas may seem good, even brilliant. In reality, these ideas are just plain horrible
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At U. of Vertmont, substance-free dorm comes with personal trainer, nutrition coach 

At U. of Vertmont, substance-free dorm comes with personal trainer, nutrition coach  | Young Adults | Scoop.it
Led by a medical school professor who totes a brain-shape football to class, the University of Vermont is expanding a dormitory program where drugs and alcohol are out, and round-the-clock education in healthy living is in.
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Expanding college education to include life choices seems a step in the right direction.  Hope it catches on and becomes a fad. -Lon

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How to Avoid a 'Checklisted' Childhood to Raise an Adult

How to Avoid a 'Checklisted' Childhood to Raise an Adult | Young Adults | Scoop.it
'I began to wonder whether lately we’ve been raising Stepford Children.' A Stanford dean on overparenting, and how to avoid it
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Well done critique of modern (over)parenting through the writer's personal experience. -Lon

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When Things Don't Go as Planned: Therapeutic Options for Young Adults

When Things Don't Go as Planned: Therapeutic Options for Young Adults | Young Adults | Scoop.it
Every year we see students who struggle to find success at college. Luckily, we have identified common risk factors that can be used to predict possible failure.
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How to Avoid a 'Checklisted' Childhood to Raise an Adult

How to Avoid a 'Checklisted' Childhood to Raise an Adult | Young Adults | Scoop.it
'I began to wonder whether lately we’ve been raising Stepford Children.' A Stanford dean on overparenting, and how to avoid it
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Fascinating observations on what is becoming of young adults. -Lon

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Two-thirds of millennials are bored of life

Two-thirds of millennials are bored of life | Young Adults | Scoop.it
According to a new study, two-thirds (63 per cent) of millennials (as in, those people born between 1980 and 2000) are tired of life, despite growing up in a world full of iPhones, VR headsets, Netflix box sets, cat videos and actual rainbow food.
Lon Woodbury's insight:

Could it be that technology is not as satisfying as getting outdoors and experience nature? -Lon

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When Parents Need Help-Interview With Hilary Moses

When Parents Need Help-Interview With Hilary Moses | Young Adults | Scoop.it
Hilary Moses explains that when the challenge of parenting gets overwhelming parents need to seek professional help.
Lon Woodbury's insight:

A lot of people believe parents need all the help they can get, but rarely spoken of it is more effective when parents seek out the help they want, which works much better than some form of imposing help on the parents by some third party. -Lon

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, July 16, 6:22 PM

A lot of people believe parents need all the help they can get, but rarely spoken of it is more effective when parents seek out the help they want, which works much better than some form of imposing help on the parents by some third party. -Lon

Lon Woodbury's curator insight, July 16, 6:28 PM

A lot of people believe parents need all the help they can get, but rarely spoken of it is more effective when parents seek out the help they want, which works much better than some form of imposing help on the parents by some third party. -Lon

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Plenty of action at Rio Olympics, which is why there are 450,000 condoms

Plenty of action at Rio Olympics, which is why there are 450,000 condoms | Young Adults | Scoop.it
Rio smashes the previous record of number of condoms: London offered 150,000 in 2012.
Lon Woodbury's insight:

Well, I guess these are our role models, for better or worse. -Lon

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When Parents Need Help-Interview With Hilary Moses

When Parents Need Help-Interview With Hilary Moses | Young Adults | Scoop.it
Hilary Moses explains that when the challenge of parenting gets overwhelming parents need to seek professional help.
Lon Woodbury's insight:

A lot of people believe parents need all the help they can get, but rarely spoken of it is more effective when parents seek out the help they want, which works much better than some form of imposing help on the parents by some third party. -Lon

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, July 16, 6:26 PM

A lot of people believe parents need all the help they can get, but rarely spoken of it is more effective when parents seek out the help they want, which works much better than some form of imposing help on the parents by some third party. -Lon

Lon Woodbury's curator insight, July 16, 6:28 PM

A lot of people believe parents need all the help they can get, but rarely spoken of it is more effective when parents seek out the help they want, which works much better than some form of imposing help on the parents by some third party. -Lon

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Launching Empowered Young Adults Pocket Guide 

Launching Empowered Young Adults Pocket Guide  | Young Adults | Scoop.it
This 'take with you' pocket-size reference guide is designed to aid parents of young adults in communicating as mentor and counselor rather than manager or "micro"manager.  Concise and accessible, this is the perfect tool providing you with the necessary tips when you need them.  Singles.
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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, June 17, 3:19 PM

One important question in the transition into adulthood is when childhood/adolescence ends and adulthood begins. Some of author's early writing on the subject can be found at http://ow.ly/5MsB301np5k and another view of this at http://ow.ly/5MsB301np5k , both in the strugglingteens.com archives. -Lon

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The One Question Most Americans Get Wrong About College Graduates

The One Question Most Americans Get Wrong About College Graduates | Young Adults | Scoop.it
Since the recession, the case for college seems as if it has changed considerably. But has it?
Lon Woodbury's insight:

It sounds like emotion is mostly what people get from the news media, rather than facts. -Lon

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Young people now more likely to live with parents than partners

Young people now more likely to live with parents than partners | Young Adults | Scoop.it
The portion of 18- to 34-year-olds living with spouses or romantic partners has plunged dramatically, study finds.

Via Peter Mellow
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The times, they are a'changing. -Lon

 

 

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20 stages when you're twenty-something | NewsOK.com

20 stages when you're twenty-something | NewsOK.com | Young Adults | Scoop.it
The 20s are full of emotions and experiences- some pleasant, others not so much. Here are 20 stages you go through when you're 20-something:
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Will You Sprint, Stroll or Stumble Into a Career?

Will You Sprint, Stroll or Stumble Into a Career? | Young Adults | Scoop.it
The long launch into adulthood has gotten even longer. Why are so many new graduates wandering or straggling after college?

Via Peter Mellow
Lon Woodbury's insight:

Their claim that extended adolescence is not unique to the 21st century is intriguing and needs to be further investigated.  If we have been this way before, we shouldn't be claiming that contemporary situations are unique. -Lon

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One Thing Considered: 'Stressed Out,' An Anthem of Millennial Anxiety

One Thing Considered: 'Stressed Out,' An Anthem of Millennial Anxiety | Young Adults | Scoop.it
The hit song by Twenty One Pilots tackles a generation's insecurities.
Lon Woodbury's insight:

Is the writer saying that millenials are more stressed out with less to be stressed about?  That the glorious "Good Old Days" everybody yearns for throughout history is even further back for Millenials?  Is that the background of the song "Stressed Out?" If so, what do you think? -Lon

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Is There Hope For Emerging Adults? - Interview With Kathy Daniher

A resounding Yes! is the answer of Kathy Daniher, Director of the Brook Whitted Center - See more at: http://www.strugglingteens.com/artman/publish/WRI-INT_151212_.shtml#sthash.DpRSmDq2.dpuf

Lon Woodbury's insight:

This new program, the Brook Whitted Center, the newest part of the Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School at the University of Chicago (sometimes called The O School) provides support for young adults with high functioning autism or other special needs. Kathy outlines some of the types of support these young adults need. -Lon

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What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness

What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness | Young Adults | Scoop.it
What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it's fame and money, you're not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you're mistaken. As the director of a 75-year-old study on adult development, Waldinger has unprecedented access to data on true happiness and satisfaction. In this talk, he shares three important lessons learned from the study as well as some practical, old-as-the-hills wisdom on how to build a fulfilling, long life.

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A question we have always tried to help our residents at Penrith Farms answer.