These "kids" seemed to have resolved the conflicts of the teen years and were becoming responsible for themselves, but remained close to their families.
What surprised Arnett was that this group was still struggling with their personal identity which was previously thought to have been settled during adolescence.
Arnett's extensive research revealed five ages of emerging adults including :
- Identity exploration
- feeling in between, and
- the age of possibilities
He found that many emerging adults want a lot out of life which means they’re headed for disappointment.
Help your emerging adult son and daughter develop realistic goals and the plans to achieve them.
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