Why Teens Don’t Want to Grow Up

Show notes:

Listen to 4 young adults candidly explain their fears about growing up and settling like their parent’s generation.

How the path to adulthood has changed over the years

Dr. Jordan presents data showing how the life path of young adults today is so much different than in previous generations. Learn about a new stage in their life span called emerging adulthood and how it impacts their mental health and plans. Dr. Jordan also presents data revealing the increased levels of anxiety, depression, and loneliness in millennials as well as the dissatisfaction many adults feel in their careers.

The four young women then discuss the following questions about their fears of growing up:

What does growing up mean to you?

What are your fears about growing up and where do you think they come from?

Do you get overwhelmed with all the choices & opportunities presented to you?

Talk about your fear of how making one wrong choice or decision will derail your whole life and the stress and anxiety that comes from this worry.

What is effect of watching your parent’s lives, marriages, careers?

Discuss your fears about settling with your life, career, and marriage.

Good resources for your daughter and PARENTS:

For more good insight into how young adults feel about growing into adulthood, have your daughter and you read Dr. Jordan’s book, Letters from My Grandfather: Timeless Wisdom for a Life Worth Living

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2 other good reads on this topic of preparing for adulthood: 

The Defining Decade by Meg Jay; also listen to Dr. Jordan’s podcast interview with Meg Jay about her book 

Finding Your Element by Ken Robinson


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