Gen Y Just Slow Starters, Not Slackers: Study

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Dependence on Mom and Dad prepares them to be successful adults.

Generation Y is often thought of as a slacker group of young adults who have failed to launch, delaying real careers and families until later in life. But new research suggests their heavy dependence on Mom and Dad might ultimately prepare them to be successful adults.  

 

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Joy of Parenting a Fantasy: Cost of Children Forces Parents to Convince Themselves It’s Worthwhile

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Bringing up a child in the 21st century is so expensive parents have no option but to tell themselves it is all worthwhile.

Most parents say they wouldn’t have it any other way. Children cause them financial hardship, eat up their time and cause untold worry… but mums and dads insist they are worth every penny, wrinkle and grey hair.

 

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Flying the Nest Study – Parents Almost Always Welcome Home ‘Boomerang Sons’

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“Boomerang boys” three times more welcome at home than daughters.

Parents are three times more likely to allow their adult sons to return to the family home than daughters, revealed a survey published this week.   The “Flying the Nest” study showed that returning sons or “boomerang boys” are considered more obliging house guests than their sisters and that they easily wrap their mothers around their little fingers.

 

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Hyper-Texting Linked to Risky Behavior in Teenagers

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Too many text messages and social networking linked to risky behavior.

Parents of text-crazed teenagers might have more to be concerned about than sky-high cell phone bills, according to a Case Western Reserve University study that links excessive use of popular high-tech communications to risky health behaviors.

 

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Overweight Kids Get Less Help From the Family With Buying a Car

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Students with an average BMI of 23 received assistance from parents to purchase a car.

Parents may be less willing to shell out the cash to help their child buy a car if that child is overweight or obese, new research shows.  The findings provide yet more evidence that heavier people face discrimination on many fronts, Amanda Kraha and Dr. Adriel Boals of the University of North Texas in Denton conclude in their report.

 

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ER Visits for Concussions Skyrockets Among School-Age Athletes

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Disturbing trend among kids in sports.

Emergency room visits for school-age athletes with concussions has skyrocketed in recent years, suggesting the intensity of kids’ sports has increased along with awareness of head injuries. The findings in a study of national data don’t necessarily mean that concussions are on the rise. However, many children aren’t taken for medical treatment, so the numbers are likely only a snapshot of a much bigger problem, doctors say.

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