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Helicopter Parents Could Damage Children's Careers - PayScale Career News (blog)

Helicopter Parents Could Damage Children's Careers - PayScale Career News (blog) | Young Adults | Scoop.it
Helicopter parents aren't just hovering over young children anymore. Some have been known to attend job interviews for their adult children, or even try to negotiate salary with prospective employers.

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Lon Woodbury's insight:

This whole "helicopter parenting" seems so wrong in a "growing up" sense way that I have a hard time believing that so many parents have bought into it.  Might this have an impact on the future of our society's survival?  -Lon

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How we cut youth violence in Boston by 79 percent

How we cut youth violence in Boston by 79 percent | Young Adults | Scoop.it
An architect of the "Boston miracle," Rev. Jeffrey Brown started out as a bewildered young pastor watching his Boston neighborhood fall apart around him, as drugs and gang violence took hold of the kids on the streets. The first step to recovery: Listen to those kids, don't just preach to them, and help them reduce violence in their own neighborhoods. It's a powerful talk about listening to make change.

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Lon Woodbury's insight:

Rev Brown makes a lot of sense.  Even those in the inner city who are trapped and angry have strengths but don't know how to build community.  Like all humans, listening to them will get your attention.  He makes a good point that people need community and helping them see how to build one (like any quality school has) will go a long way in reducing violence.  Don't forget, these young people are millenials also -Lon

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Millennials showing less interest in getting married

Millennials showing less interest in getting married | Young Adults | Scoop.it
Millennials will become the nation’s largest living generation this year but they are not interested in marrying.

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Lon Woodbury's insight:

Are they on to something? -- or have attitudes just changed? -- or is this a massive social experiment with significant future risks? -Lon

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Millennials, the Subprime Generation, Pose a Paradox for Policymakers - US News

Millennials, the Subprime Generation, Pose a Paradox for Policymakers - US News | Young Adults | Scoop.it
The debt millennials have incurred is a paradox for policymakers.

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Lon Woodbury's insight:

Maybe this financial picture will be the force that forces education, and especially higher education, to make a greater shift toward other options like online education which can be much cheaper than a bricks and morter school. -Lon

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Millennials Become the Biggest Generation in the U.S. Workforce

Millennials Become the Biggest Generation in the U.S. Workforce | Young Adults | Scoop.it
Millennials have moved past Generation X to become the largest generation in the American workforce, according to a Pew Research Center analysis.

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Lon Woodbury's insight:

I hope we don't obsess about millennials like we did the baby boomers throughout their lives.  I'm not sure if all the attention toward the baby boomers starting with their early childhood didn't encourage them to become rather self-absorbed. :(  -Lon

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Are Millennials A Generation Losing The Ability To Love? - The Inquisitr

Are Millennials A Generation Losing The Ability To Love? - The Inquisitr | Young Adults | Scoop.it
As each generation of humanity comes and goes, there seems to be only one constant: the generation before always blames the generation after for the current

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The end of college as we know it is coming

The end of college as we know it is coming | Young Adults | Scoop.it
The University of Everywhere is on the horizon....

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Lon Woodbury's insight:

Wow!  I like the idea of getting education at portals instead of a bricks and mortar place where somebody else has decided all the steps you need to jump through - someone who has no idea of your interests, strengths and weaknesses. :(  -Lon

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Millennials aren't as lazy as you think

Millennials aren't as lazy as you think | Young Adults | Scoop.it
Fair or not, how can millenials overcome negative stereotypes when trying to get a job or get ahead in their current job?
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The New Adulthood

The New Adulthood | Young Adults | Scoop.it
Growing up has never looked less desirable. The good news is that there are an unprecedented number of ways to do it.

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Penrith Farms's curator insight, April 1, 12:43 AM

Intense article and right on the money.  I like his comments about cultural critics.  I don't like the idea of people defining exactly what one is supposed to dress like, and what movies they should watch if they are "adults."  I know a 50 year old that went to Twilight, I don't think enjoying a movie targeting juveniles should define them but that is just me.

Lon Woodbury's curator insight, April 1, 5:44 PM

There has always been an ideal of what adulthood consists of, very often recognized in the many falling short. -Lon

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We millennials lack a roadmap to adulthood | Zach Stafford

We millennials lack a roadmap to adulthood | Zach Stafford | Young Adults | Scoop.it
My parents and grandparents knew just what kind of adult they should be at 25. I don’t - but it’s not my fault
Life is often referred to as a “highway”, to borrow from Tom Cochrane, and for my generation that hasn’t changed.

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Lon Woodbury's insight:

Make the world a better place?  Taking more time to reflect and consider?  Have the financial means to meet their goals?  Those are strong claims, consider many of them are living in their parents basement. :)  -Lon

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Penrith Farms's curator insight, March 30, 2:25 PM

Fascinating article from the viewpoint of a Millennial.

RJ Lavallee's curator insight, April 1, 6:22 AM

It may not be their fault, but, oi vay.

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American Millennials are among the world’s least skilled

American Millennials are among the world’s least skilled | Young Adults | Scoop.it
Surprised? So were the researchers who tested and compared workers in 23 countries.

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Lon Woodbury's insight:

Could this be a product of the late self-esteem movement, another education and parenting reform that was very popular but without objective evidence? -Lon

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Penrith Farms's curator insight, March 11, 11:03 PM

Employers want employees that can read and follow simple instructions, use simple practical math, and be technologically savvy.  Apparently Millennials ranked dead last in all categories against their peers from other countries.  A college grad didn't do much to differentiate from a high school graduate.

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Advice To Parents From A Boomerang Kid

Advice To Parents From A Boomerang Kid | Young Adults | Scoop.it
A 26-year-old photographer will take the couch over giving up his dream.
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It’s Official: The Boomerang Kids Won’t Leave

It’s Official: The Boomerang Kids Won’t Leave | Young Adults | Scoop.it
One in five young adults lives with his or her parents. It might be a recessionary blip — or the dawn of a whole new economic age.

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Penrith Farms's curator insight, February 20, 11:44 PM

Kind of scary, 20% of all young adults are living at home and 60% are receiving financial support.  This is compared to 10% living at home a decade ago.  Goes into a bit of history about work, and ends on a positive note.

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Are We Becoming Too Materialistic For Marriage and Children?

Are We Becoming Too Materialistic For Marriage and Children? | Young Adults | Scoop.it
The more we love things, the less we want to marry and have kids

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Lon Woodbury's insight:

Fascinating implications - in many different ways.  declining populations, world events, personal satisfaction, economic theories.... -Lon

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Enrollment Hunger Games

Enrollment Hunger Games | Young Adults | Scoop.it
It doesn’t matter what district you’re from in the enrollment “hunger games.”* Each year, thousands of colleges across the United States send their best recruiters to the enrollment arena to engage in a cutthroat competition. The goal is to attract as many prospective students as possible. It can truly be a death match event. Those who gain thegreatest interest and meet their enrollment targets will most likely survive. Those who cannot risk a weakened institution, failure, and potential demise.
Lon Woodbury's insight:

I think this reflects the changing environment not only in higher education, but education at all levels (probably even general society as times change).  Some interesting takes on The Hunger Games. -Lon

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Boomerang kids are costing us $30,000 every year they stay at home

Boomerang kids are costing us $30,000 every year they stay at home | Young Adults | Scoop.it
The boomerang kids just keep coming back...

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Age of independence is being pushed further into adulthood - Daily Mail

Age of independence is being pushed further into adulthood - Daily Mail | Young Adults | Scoop.it
The research, from finder.com.au, revealed 86 percent of Australian parents are providing financial support to their children, pushing the age of independence further into adulthood.

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Why 30 is not the new 20

Why 30 is not the new 20 | Young Adults | Scoop.it
Clinical psychologist Meg Jay has a bold message for twentysomethings: Contrary to popular belief, your 20s are not a throwaway decade. In this provocative talk, Jay says that just because marriage, work and kids are happening later in life, doesn’t mean you can’t start planning now. She gives 3 pieces of advice for how twentysomethings can re-claim adulthood in the defining decade of their lives.

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Lon Woodbury's insight:

Very good points.  Well worth reading and considering.  Even though 20 somethings are making major life decisions later than past generations, the 20s are for mindful preparation, not playtime of extended adolescence.  -Lon

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1 in 5 Millennial Parents Live in Poverty

1 in 5 Millennial Parents Live in Poverty | Young Adults | Scoop.it
One in five millennial parents today is impoverished, a new study by the Young Invincibles, a youth advocacy group, found.

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Lon Woodbury's insight:

Is this just the results of a long term financial stagnation?  Or is there an attitude change on the part of millennials as some claim? -Lon

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Computer Addiction-Video of Young Adults Talk About Their Experience

Computer Addiction-Video of Young Adults Talk About Their Experience | Young Adults | Scoop.it
It should come as no surprise that people from all walks and in all demographics fit the criteria for internet and computer addiction. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders does not classify or contain internet addiction disorder, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t real. This disorder is as authentic as any other and affecting many, and treatment options for it are expanding all the time.
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Millennials lazy? Ask the 'Three Little Pigs' - CNBC

Millennials lazy? Ask the 'Three Little Pigs' - CNBC | Young Adults | Scoop.it
Here's what this college professor learned about millennials from the "Three Little Pigs."

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Penrith Farms's curator insight, April 23, 9:30 AM

This article just says a lot, please read.  I learned something I didn't know about the three little pigs.  Amazing how an alteration to a story can correlate with a generation (not causation just interesting).

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5 Big Myths About What Millennials Truly Want

5 Big Myths About What Millennials Truly Want | Young Adults | Scoop.it
We've heard a ton about millennials—where they want to live, what they love to eat, what's most important to them in the workplace, and so on. It's time to set the record straight.

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Lon Woodbury's insight:

It seems to me that many if not most of the differences cited are due to an age that has (for whatever reason) has postponed common benchmarks, and the goals are largely the same as older generations were but a little delayed. -Lon


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Penrith Farms's curator insight, March 31, 9:50 AM

It seems like some broad generalizations aren't even accurate for the majority but in all fairness this article is business oriented.  I think whether or not someone eats fast food, wants a car, or wants a home are not really the generalizations I think people are concerned about.

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Is It Time to Retire 'Millennials'?

Is It Time to Retire 'Millennials'? | Young Adults | Scoop.it
Our center is presently collecting data on how young adults navigate their careers. Already we are hearing clear signals from study participants that they are very interested in staying with their current employer if they believe their employer is in...

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Lon Woodbury's insight:

I like his observation that the only commonality among "millennials" (born between 1980 and 2000) is life stage.  That's important, but not exactly a news flash. :) -Lon

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Penrith Farms's curator insight, March 23, 2:14 PM

Some Millennial love.  Yeah, there are some unfounded generalizations but should the studies and statistics be disregarded?

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Yes, Millennials Really Are Falling Behind Their Parents

Yes, Millennials Really Are Falling Behind Their Parents | Young Adults | Scoop.it
More young people are living in poverty and fewer have jobs compared their parents' generation, the Baby Boomers, in 1980.

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Failure to Launch Syndrome: What You Need to Know to Help Your Dependent Adult Child

Failure to Launch Syndrome: What You Need to Know to Help Your Dependent Adult Child | Young Adults | Scoop.it
Persistence, the development of resiliency, introspection and self-understanding, and appropriate family support are the key to moving an adolescent into true adulthood....

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Penrith Farms's curator insight, March 3, 3:47 PM

I have heard about parents getting upset with high school teachers and now college professors when their children don't get the right grade.  Locally I remember talking to a former teacher/friend/parent of a friend when I was a child and he was telling me a story of an entire class worth of parents yelling and screaming at him because he failed virtually everyone for cheating.  My point is, while reading this article I begin to wonder if this generation of kids/adults were robbed of their ability to deal with adversity and struggle because they weren't allowed to until now.  Now when they meet resistance or face challenge they don't know what to do.