Research + News | Topic: Emerging Adulthood

Connecting With College Students Over Break

Parents all over the country are anticipating their young adult kids coming home for the holiday break. For some, it’s the first time they’ve been home since they sent them off and set them up for the college school year. Home will feel like home again.

Read more of this blog post from Steve Argue on the Fuller Youth Institute site by clicking here.

5 Reasons Today’s College Students Are Nothing Like We Were

How can we connect with young people? The first step is understanding them. Read this blog post from Fuller Youth Institute here.

‘Launch’ Plan Gets Your Grown Kids Off Your Couch

A plan for launching your grown children out on their own. Read the advice column here.

Helicopter Parenting Can Hinder College-Age Kids

A new study finds that parents who are too involved with their college-age kids could indirectly lead to issues such as depression and anxiety.

Read the full article here.

When Millennials Go to Work

It’s graduation season, and that means millions of young Americans (Millennials) are being awarded degrees from colleges and universities across the nation, and are now heading into the workforce—many for the first time ever. But what are the unique expectations of this generation when it comes to work?

Read the research article from Barna here.

The 8 Life Skills All 18-Year-Olds Should Have: A Checklist For Parents

If we want our kids to have a shot at making it in the world as 18-year-olds, without the umbilical cord of the cell phone being their go-to solution in all manner of things, they’re going to need a set of basic life skills.

Read the rest of the article here.

This is Not a Day Care. It’s a University!

The President of Oklahoma Wesleyan University laments the current culture of self-absorbed and narcissistic teens. From his blog post:

“I have a message for this young man and all others who care to listen. That feeling of discomfort you have after listening to a sermon is called a conscience. An altar call is supposed to make you feel bad. It is supposed to make you feel guilty. The goal of many a good sermon is to get you to confess your sins—not coddle you in your selfishness. The primary objective of the Church and the Christian faith is your confession, not your self-actualization.”

Read the rest of the blog post here.

 

Declining Student Resilience: A Serious Problem for Colleges

College personnel everywhere are struggling with students’ increased neediness.

Read the article here.

When Do College Students Believe Adulthood Begins?

Tim Elmore explains that for many college students, “the ages between 18 and 26 are a sort of sandbox, a chance to build castles and knock them down and experiment with different careers, knowing that none of them really count. Not yet anyway.”

Read his blog post here.

Most Students Expect Parents’ Financial Help After College

According to Upromise, more than 2/3 of students expect mom and dad to financially support them after college graduation. Read the article here.