>Twentysomethings aren’t rushing to grow up—and Not Quite Adults co-author Barbara Ray says that’s A-OK.
WHICH STEPS IS THIS GENERATION DELAYING?
Marriage, work, living on their own. Many move home after college to save money and figure out a good first step.
AND THAT’S SMART?
Economic changes have made jobs more unsteady, so you have to be strategic. You want your first job to be a step in the right direction. Slowing down ensures a more secure future.
WHAT SHOULD PARENTS DO?
Relax. If a child moves home, it’s not your personal failing. Most of the kids we talked to were planning; they weren’t playing video games on the couch. Parents are a good resource. Share your advice.
BUT WILL KIDS LISTEN?
Parents and kids are much closer today. Young people do have the epiphany, “Mom is right, and she can help.”