A New Zealand study shows that young adults find it easier to relate to their mothers than their fathers.
“Where Have the Good Men Gone?” asks the title of a Wall Street Journal essay adapted from Kay Hymowitz's new book, Manning Up.
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.
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”?
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.
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.