Skip to comments.An adult at 18? Not any more: Adolescence now ends at 25...
Posted on 09/25/2013 10:13:34 AM PDT by GraceG
Adolescence no longer ends when people hit 18, according to updated guidelines being given to child psychologists.
The new directive is designed to extend the age range that child psychologists can work with from 18 years old up to 25.
It is hoped the initiative will stop children being 'rushed' through their childhood and feeling pressured to achieve key milestones quickly, reports the BBC.
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Liberalism is a Mental disorder.
Some people never grow up..............
Let’s raise the voting age to 25 as well. That will solve a lot of problems.
Then we shouldn’t let them vote or serve.
GOOD...then maybe they shouldn’t vote until they are 25!
Over 70% of divorces are brought on by the wife. And the lions share of those are basically “I just don’t want to be married to this guy any more”. And a lot of them have kids.
This means women will be even more incentivized to dump their husband in favor of his maintenance and child support into the kids mid-20’s. Or am I missing something?
There are lots of 30 year old “kids” in our neighborhood still living at home. They drive nice cars, spend weekends at the beach, and otherwise have plenty of fun with no responsibilities. Its going to catch up to them someday.
voting should be contingent on one thing: emancipation. the age at which you function as an independent adult. no parental support, no public support, no transfer payments, no unpaid tax debts to the government. voting is an adult act in that it gives you an element of influence and control over the quality of your fellow citizens lives. you can’t run around handing that out to psychologically underdeveloped persons with no capacity for independence.
The aspect of this I find comical..., well more like tragic really, is this.
Little boys are considered so cute. Aren’t they just the sweetest things.
Then they turn 18, 25, or whatever, and suddenly those cute little boys are men and the most vile things on the planet. And God forbid they are White. Now there’s something needing to be extinct ASAP.
Boys - good...
Men - bad, very bad!
So you can join the army, fight in Afghanistan or some other third world hellholes for four years, get out, return to your parents' basement for three more years and play with your G.I. Joe
dolls action figures?
Maybe the child psychologist can give his 25 year old patient the anatomically correct doll to see where hid did a "bad touch" on a Taliban insurgent with his k-bar knife.
i.e. move out of the house and support themselves.
Lets raise the voting age to 25 as well. That will solve a lot of problems.
And the legal age of consent...
I’m 31 and I have to pay all the friggin’ bills myself because no one else will. But that’s part of being an adult.
I hope we are not this stupid to believe this is a coincidence...this is part of 0bbamacare to be perfectly normal to cover “children” to 25 and live at home, the new normal. Duh.
Oh, I’ve been called a sock puppet, so this can’t be an original thought. Sorry.
I don’t think most of the failure to launch crowd votes. Registering to vote puts you in the jury duty system so then they might actually have to do something, not to mention distracting from quality X-Box time.
And Baby Huey gets to stay on dad’s healthcare plan till age 26 thanks to Bammycare.
Why ever move out of mom’s basement?
I know guys in their 40’s who never grew up.
ugh. Reminds me of this sick story......
Worse than that....Obamacare requires coverage up till age 26. But a business owner I know was told by his insurance carrier that he has the OPTION of adding dependent coverage up till age 30.
And what is a voluntary OPTION today becomes MANDATORY tomorrow.
Property owners and taxpayers only.............
In some ways I agree with you. In others, well...
My parents formative years were the 1940s. By the 1950s my dad had returned home from the war, was working, and seeing his salary grow.
There was inflation in prices, but there was inflation in salaries too. Today we see inflation in many things, but not in salaries. Those remain static.
My dad stuck his neck way out to purchase a home. Within a decade the home had gone up in value by 50 to 100%. Equity was an almost instant reality. By the time that decade was up, his salary had also gone up by 25 to 50%.
Generally speaking, it’s tough for those who grew up during the 1940s and 1950 to understand what the youth of today face.
Yes, a kid today can scrape and save and get themselves into a home. And five years later that home may be worth 50 to 80% of what he financed on it. His salary, if he has the same job, will be a little more than what he was being paid five years earlier, but not all that much. And if he’s already been there seven years or so, the yearly increases may have ceased.
While it may look like a kid is blowing a lot of money, buying a home at $500k will keep that kid’s nose barely above water for decades today. It won’t be like it was in the last century, where you stuck out your nose, and were handsomely rewarded a decade or so later.
In the last century you could expect to hold your same job for ten twenty, perhaps 40 years. Today you’re lucky if it last six.
In some ways I agree with your take, but this generation faces some problems we haven’t seen in 100 years.
We have 22.8% of our workforce out of work. We have another 25% working for far less than they are qualified to be making.
We have a flood of foreign nationals being brought into the nation. We also have regions across this nation being turned into foreign soil, they have been so saturated with people who do not speak English.
We have areas where only Korean, Chinese, Spanish, Armenian, Tolog, and other languages are spoken.
I wish any kid luck trying to start out today.
In the 1970s, I would have agreed with your post a lot more. Today, not so much.
I was a tax payer at age 16 and a property owner at age 21.
I pay my bills and still enjoy things FROM my childhood, I wouldn’t say that I have “Lost my Childhood”.
I am able to PLAY while I am an ADULT BECAUSE I AM RESPONSIBLE!!!!!
That makes the PLAY I engage in that MUCH MORE ENJOYABLE because I have earned it and it is not HOLLOW!
The voting age should be changed to 25, unless you’re serving in the military. I’d bet that we’d get a vast improvement in DC.
they want it both ways....they want to sexualize our 5yr olds and allow condoms in br’s and let 14 yro’s go off and have abortions but still consider them children at age 25?.....
100-some years ago, it wasn’t unusual for a 19-year-old man to put his 17-year-old wife into a covered wagon and go set up a homestead and start raising a family.
The result of “no fault” divorces; don’t even need a reason as you stated. Try being on the opposite spectrum, the “husband” who still has the kids, at home and has to pay out exuberant “spousal support” for a minimum of two years before your neck goes on the chopping block in “family court”. It is perverse.
I was married and had two children by the time I was 28. My wife was a good bit younger than that. Standard Operating Procedure in my grandparents’ day. But our peers, for whom it was still Party Time, thought it quite weird.
Liberalism/Progressivism in a nutshell
Have sex at a younger age
Be responsible at a later age
Yeah, that’s not good.
I know failure to launch “kids” (mostly late 20s now), and none of what you said applies to them. Because they don’t care. They have no desire to enter into the adult world, they don’t have jobs, they don’t want jobs, the don’t care about the challenges of paying their own bills because they don’t have them. Yeah those actually entering the adult world have some extra challenges, but they will handle them because they’re becoming adults. The rest are just lazy losers who are going to get a rude awakening when their parent die and they find themselves pushing 50 with no employment history and nobody around that cares if they live or die.
I was married and had two kids by 25. I considered it my duty to be out of the home supporting myself.
Today you need to be married to afford life. It’s a very difficult job if you live in a large metropolitan city alone.
Those who just shack-up, are kidding nobody but themselves.
The Obozos have their sights on YOU!.................
They're going to be really surprised when the inheritance they expected goes to pay off the reverse mortgage Mom & Dad bought, courtesy of Fred Thompson and/or The Fonz.
It has already caught up to them. They are irresponsible losers living off of their parents. Responsibility will be required when they least expect it; by then it is too late. The money will run out quickly after their parents die. Things are already collapsing. Within the next 10-15 years the trend will accelerate.
Or pay taxes.
I’d like to know how none of what I said could apply to these youth. It applies to all of our youth.
It looks to me like you have a certain mindset, and don’t want to acknowledge what today’s youth face.
22.8% unemployment doesn’t pertain to them? Really?
Another 25% working for half what they are qualified to make? Don’t apply? Really?
Housing prices are out of sight. This doesn’t apply? Really?
Job longevity doesn’t apply to them? Really?
Seriously, don’t you think you’re being a bit dismissive here.
When I was 23 I was commanding the combat crew of a Navy bomber in Vietnam. Yet a friend's son, who is 24 and has a double degree cum laude in chemistry and math, is still at home with mom, works 3 days a week as a grocery bagger, and has no plans of ever moving out. Liberalism is more than a mental disease. Liberalism is our culture's stomach cancer.
“...maybe they shouldnt vote until they are 25!”
This has been the divorce industry's wet dream. I don't know which ones offhand, but I seem to recall some states that can order child support for adults over 18 while they are in college. Any single man in the US who isn't planning on getting a vasectomy is an f***ing fool. The industry is planning to make them slaves for life.
Then they can’t vote until 25, right? ;)
Sounds like a revenue problem to me.
If you make it to 50 and you haven’t grown up yet, you don’t have to! :-)
Soooo... Maybe we should change the voting age to 25?
Im 31 and I have to pay all the friggin bills myself because no one else will....Obama will! But it’s gonna cost you, young man.
>>And Baby Huey gets to stay on dads healthcare plan till age 26 thanks to Bammycare.<<
Well, that was also true for me back in 1985 when I was 22. I don’t know who was providing my parents’ health insurance, but that was the way they worked. I didn’t need it for long. Soon I got a job with my own health insurance (Blue Cross). But it was nice to know I had a backup.
Now, should this be mandatory? That’s a different question.
My brother didn't move out of our parents' house until he was 30. By that point he was an 8 year veteran of the NYPD and had been paying rent to our parents for 12 years. He also paid half the grocery,electric and gas bills, all of the phone bill, and his own car payments and insurance. He spent his vacations in places like Cancun and Jamaica and had lots of fun. I had been out of the house 8 years at that point.
We both bought our first homes within a year of each other. I had a $42,000 mortgage on my $47,000 townhouse. He had a $50,000 mortgage on his $150,000 townhouse.
Its going to catch up to them someday.
It sure has caught up with him. He's retired from NYPD, owns 3 apartment buildings, a bar (where he works 7days a week,) and is a partner in 3 or 4 other businesses.
Not all 30 year old "kids" are irresponsible.
Unless they have served HONORABLY in the US military or Coast Guard............
You are an adult at 18-some are even younger-adulthood is a matter of parental teaching of responsibility, not biological age-where I come from, 18 is when you pay rent if you live at home, and are allowed to have a voice in family decisions. You are also responsible for your own vehicle and insurance, job, and most of all, your own actions-period.
I also assumed adult responsibilities at 16, and eloped with a 19 year old guy became a parent-and single-soon after, went to college with my job paying for it, and family help with childcare. Thanks to the rotten economy and MrT5’s death, I’m busting my ass just as hard now, and living on the ragged edge of ruin. I also know that it will get better if I keep on truckin’, because God has always seen me through.
Maybe I’m a hard bitch, but I have no sympathy for bogus “kids” older than 18, or their foolish parents-useless is as useless does...
>>voting should be contingent on one thing: emancipation. the age at which you function as an independent adult. no parental support, no public support, no transfer payments, no unpaid tax debts to the government. voting is an adult act in that it gives you an element of influence and control over the quality of your fellow citizens lives.<<
I agree. The vote should be limited to “makers,” not “takers.”
But imagine the howls of “racism” if someone made such a proposal. You’d be able to hear it on Pluto.
This started when a tot being potty trained was pushed to four.
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