Friday, April 5, 2013

Parental Involvement in the Lives of College Students

The posting looks at reasons behind the rise in parent involvement in the lives of their college students. It is from Chapter 4, Helicopters, Lawnmowers, and Stealth Bombers, in the book, Generation on a Tightrope: A Portrait of Today’s College Student, by Arthur Levine.  Here are a few quotes from the material:  “The same way that some people say sixty is the new forty, twenty-one is the new sixteen.” “Mature adulthood” is delayed in this generation. “Their mothers make their doctors’ appointments and do their laundry and write their papers and …” There is “almost an expectation because the parents have been involved so much all through their lives that this is normal for them. They don’t really question their parents being involved in their college life, which they are.”

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