Slouching toward adulthood: observations from the not-so-empty nest

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Millions of American parents sit down to dinner every night, wondering why fully grown children are joining them-or, more likely, grunting good-bye as they head out for another night of who knows what. Sally Koslow, a journalist, novelist, and mother of two "adultescents" digs deep to reveal what lies behind the current generation's unwillingness-or inability-to take flight.By delving into the latest research and conducting probing interviews with both frustrated parents and their frustrated offspring, Koslow uses humor, insight, and honest self-reflection to give voice to the issues of prolonged dependency. From the adultescent's relationship to work (or no work), money (that convenient parental ATM), or social life, Slouching Toward Adulthood is a provocative, razor-sharp, but heartfelt cri de coeur for all the parents who sent their kids to college only to have them ricochet home with a diploma in one hand and the DVR remote in the other.
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subject_facet Adult children -- United States -- History -- 21st century, Aging parents -- United States -- History -- 21st century, Young adults -- United States -- History -- 21st century
title_display Slouching toward adulthood : observations from the not-so-empty nest
title_full Slouching Toward Adulthood Observations from the Not-So-Empty Nest, Slouching toward adulthood : observations from the not-so-empty nest / Sally Koslow, Slouching toward adulthood: [electronic resource] : observations from the not-so-empty nest / Sally Koslow
title_short Slouching toward adulthood :
title_sub observations from the not-so-empty nest
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