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New Documentary Explains Why Young People Aren’t Getting Married

New Documentary Explains Why Young People Aren’t Getting Married | Young Adults | Scoop.it
“The Dating Project” follows the lives of several men and women who range in age from late teens to forties. All of them are single. All of them would like to get married. And all of them are rather stymied over how to move from single to married.
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Start going out on dates?  What a concept.  :)  -Lon

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Transition Age Young Adults: How are they Unique? by Chris Blankenship, LSW | Clinical Therapist Open Sky wilderness therapy

Transition Age Young Adults: How are they Unique? by Chris Blankenship, LSW | Clinical Therapist Open Sky wilderness therapy | Young Adults | Scoop.it
The switch from being labeled an adolescent to an adult happens overnight, though the changes and growth take time. How does Open Sky help?
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Millennials can shift the housing debate

Millennials can shift the housing debate | Young Adults | Scoop.it
The millennial generation is now the largest in history, supplanting the baby boomers.Born between the early- to mid-1980s and 2000, the millennials are, for the most part, the children of the boomers, who arrived between 1946 and 1964.
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An interesting perspective of millenials (born 1980s-2000).  -Lon

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Millennials risk an addiction their parents never faced - social media

Millennials risk an addiction their parents never faced - social media | Young Adults | Scoop.it
Social media is harmful for younger users, and can cause long-term damage to our emotions, behaviour and relationships.

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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This is what today’s college students really look like

This is what today’s college students really look like | Young Adults | Scoop.it
Nearly 40% of undergraduate students are older than 25.
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12 Things Millennials Won’t Spend Money On

12 Things Millennials Won’t Spend Money On | Young Adults | Scoop.it

We lost our trust in corporations and politicians; we saw the Internet change the way we live. We saw the invention of telecommuting jobs, online shopping and Google. So it shouldn’t be surprising that we don’t buy the same things our parents did. In fact, there’s some pretty big differences between our generations now. Namely, our generation won’t buy the following 12 things:

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Another observation:  Marketing to Millennials is changing retail businesses. -Lon

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A Nation of Wimps

A Nation of Wimps | Young Adults | Scoop.it
Parents are going to ludicrous lengths to take the bumps out of life for their children. However, parental hyperconcern has the net effect of making kids more fragile; that may be why they're breaking down in record numbers.
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Interesting article on childhood and how modern parenting is helping create the "fragile" child.  [We thank our advertisers for their support]  -Lon

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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, 2016 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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Conference Details | YATA Conference 2018 | Coeur d'Alene, ID | YATA - Young Adult Transition Association

YATA Conference | Working Together For Young Adults Conference Agenda October 8 - 10, 2015 

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Millennials' pursuit of perfection causing depression [Video] via  Maggie Parker

Millennials' pursuit of perfection causing depression [Video] via 	Maggie Parker | Young Adults | Scoop.it
Maggie Parker

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Are we losing the idea that nobody is perfect?  Striving for perfection over self-improvement is a crazy maker for sure.  -Lon

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It's time for universities to put student mental health support first | Jon Wakeford

It's time for universities to put student mental health support first | Jon Wakeford | Young Adults | Scoop.it
Moving to university is hard. Universities need to support students through the transition with the right mental health services
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Mental health problems rising among college students

Mental health problems rising among college students | Young Adults | Scoop.it
College counselors are seeing a record number of students dealing with a variety of mental health problems, from depression and anxiety to more serious psychiatric disorders.
Lon Woodbury's insight:

Why is this happening?  Is it increased stress placed on our young people from an early age?  Is it something toxic in the environment?  Or.....  ?   -Lon

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reSTART Life (WA) Announces New Director of Admissions

reSTART Life (WA) Announces New Director of Admissions | Young Adults | Scoop.it
reSTART Life Announces New Director of Admissions
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Why adult children stay at home: looking beyond the myths of kidults, kippers and gestaters

Why adult children stay at home: looking beyond the myths of kidults, kippers and gestaters | Young Adults | Scoop.it
The stereotype of a dependent generation who won’t leave home ignores the many reasons adult family members choose to live together in the one house.

Via Peter Mellow
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According to this Australian research, "Failure to Launch" is not the most common reason for adult children living with their parents.  -Lon

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How Taking a Gap Year Can Shape Your Life

How Taking a Gap Year Can Shape Your Life | Young Adults | Scoop.it
Looking back, adults who took time off before or during college say they have no regrets.
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With something like a 50% drop out rate in college, that is a strong argument for young people doing something different before committing to college.  [We thank our advertisers for making it possible to provide this service]-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.
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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, 2016 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, 2016 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.
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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, 2016 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, 2016 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, 2016 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