emerging adults

Millennials and their paradoxical relationship with marriage

Brian J. Willoughby | 08 June 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: emerging adults, marriage decline, millennials

Guns, brains and what really makes an adult

Carolyn Moynihan | 04 February 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: emerging adults, identity, marriage
A proposal to raise the gun age to 25 in the US raises some deep questions.

A parental defence of highly effective nagging

Mary Santangelo | 10 February 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: character, emerging adults, parenting
When a deadly habit becomes a useful tool in the parental armoury.

Lost in Transition III: A collective challenge

Thomas Lickona | 09 February 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: books, emerging adults, moral relativism
Who is to blame for the moral ignorance of young adults, and what is to be done?

Lost in Transition II: An accurate picture of youth?

Thomas Lickona | 02 February 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: books, emerging adults, moral relativism
We cannot stake too much on one study of young adult moral attitudes.

Lost In Transition: I

Thomas Lickona | 26 January 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: books, emerging adults, moral relativism
What's the matter with today's emerging adults?

Couple, de-couple, repeat

Mary Rice Hasson | 12 April 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: emerging adults, Mark Regnerus, premarital sex, women
A new book shows that premarital sex has almost nothing to do with marriage - at least, not a happy one.

Dad, will you just listen?

Carolyn Moynihan | 07 April 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: emerging adults, parenting
A New Zealand study shows that young adults find it easier to relate to their mothers than their fathers.

Guys v. men

Mariette Ulrich | 28 February 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: emerging adults, feminism, men
“Where Have the Good Men Gone?” asks the title of a Wall Street Journal essay adapted from Kay Hymowitz's new book, Manning Up.

Growing up: marriage is a great motivator

Rebekah Hebbert | 21 December 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: cohabitation, emerging adults, marriage
For most people large, tight families who do just about everything en masse is the stuff of legend, or reality TV shows. But as the oldest of ten children I live with it every day. This article, for example, was interrupted to rescue a precious stuffed bunny from the new puppy, and mediate who got to wear the princess dress.

20-somethings: emerging adults or just seriously delayed?

Carolyn Moynihan | 01 September 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: education, emerging adults, marriage, recession
More young people are reaching the end of their twenties without settling into careers and marriage. Is this because of passing social mores and economic conditions, or because we now have a new stage of human development called “emerging adulthood”?

Commitment, anyone?

Carolyn Moynihan | 02 July 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: commitment, emerging adults, marriage
Further to an earlier post on delayed adulthood, USA Today recently ran a report headed “Dating for a decade?” on how young adults put off the commitment of marriage for years, even though they have “paired off” and typically live together. Nobody seems very upset about it.

Delayed marriage and the lengthening path to adulthood

Carolyn Moynihan | 16 June 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: education, emerging adults, marriage
It’s not exactly news, but a report from Princeton University and the Brookings Institution highlights the well-established trend of “delayed adulthood” as people in their twenties prolong their education and fail to reach the milestones of marriage and parenthood.

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