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Teenagers 101 by Rebecca Deurlein

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CHAPTER 12

How to Prepare Your Teens for Adulthood

According to a new pew research center analysis, over one-third of adults ages eighteen to thirty-one still live at home with their parents.1 Kids are delaying growing up and becoming independent, so that twenty-five is the new twenty, thirty is the new twenty-five, and so on. We’ve seen this happening for some time. Your parents may have married at eighteen years of age and begun having children shortly thereafter. You probably married in your early twenties and were having babies in your late twenties. Looking at your teens right now, can you imagine them marrying in a couple of years? Chances are you can’t.

What happened during this time span such that children seem to be maturing more slowly, ...

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