As parents, we like to think that no one knows our children as well as we do. But as our children become adolescents and then emerging adults and adults, we may not know them as well as we think we do. This may have less to do with our relationship with our child (this generation of emerging adults has closer relationships with parents than earlier generations), and more to do with the special characteristics of Millennials and Emerging Adults.
Here are a few posts that might help you think in some new ways about your Emerging Adult. Use these as conversation starters to get to know your student better than ever.
Yes, You’re a College Parent: But Who Is This Student?
Is Your College Student a Member of the Apathy Generation?
Your College Student’s Worldview — The Beloit Mindset
How Does Your Student Feel? Four Keys to Emotional Intelligence
Why Doesn’t My College Freshman Want to Attend Orientation?
How Does Your College Student Feel About His First Job?
Book Review: Emerging Adulthood: The Winding Road from the Late Teens Through the Twenties
Book Review: You’re On Your Own (But I’m Here if You Need Me)
Welcoming Your College Student Home for Break: What to Expect
Undecided Students: Who Are They?
Is Your College Student Stressed? Probably.
Signs That Your College Student May Be in Trouble
Understanding Why Your College Student Doesn’t Call
Getting to Know Your Emerging Adult College Student
Is Your College Student Heading to College for the Right Reasons?