The Asbury Park Press had an interesting article yesterday about Generation Y. The article reiterates a lot of what we’ve heard about the generation over the years, and yet, illustrates an interesting shift from a former desire to “change the world” to the overriding goal of finding a good job. The article also cites the pro-kid/child-protection laws like Amber Alert and even more recent anti-bullying laws.
Here is an excerpt:
Last year’s health care bill allowing children to stay on parents’ insurance until they are 26 is an example of altered expectations of when children should leave the parental nest.
“College deans tell me that 26 is the new 18,” said Tim Elmore, author of the parenting book, “Generation iY: Our Last Chance to Save Their Future.”
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