3 thoughts on “Are We Scaring Kids Off Of Adulthood?

  • January 23, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    I dont think a picture has been painted at all for many Gen M’s. I think that this is the leading cause of what you are posting about. There is a lack of leadership in the home. Never met a Millennial who doesnt want to be a part of something of value. Leaders [including primary role of parents] must lead toward value and purpose. Then we might see change.

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  • January 25, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    I got to the same point of “arrested adolescence” as you, but from the opposite direction. For me when I was growing up, furthering my education and parlaying it into a lucrative career was over emphasized, so much so that my development in all other aspects of life was delayed. Sure I worked during college and my post graduate studies, but it was all work and no fun. As a result, I have fun now, no kids, and chase dreams also. Luckily none of that bothers me and I tell off anyone that it does bother.

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  • January 26, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    I think it is typical and “normal” for kids to not want to be like their parents, but I don’t think we are, in general, sending wrong messages about adulthood. I think there are many paths to adulthood, and everyone needs to find their own. What I see as a big problem today is the coddling of our children which gives them the option of not having to grow up…….I

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