An Adultolescent is someone who relies on their parents for help when they’re in their mid twenties to thirties. They can also be known as a grown up living at their parent’s house. They stay at their parent’s house at these ages and expect to be “helped.” They want their parents to guide them as if they were still in high school and can’t do anything for themselves on their own, paying bills for them, making them meals, and doing their laundry even. Before you read you can kind of get the picture of the definition if you notice that the word is a mix between adult and adolescent.
Adultolescents exist everywhere. Now a day’s people of all ages still live with their parents. Personally I know some. They say “I am saving money, I will live there as at my parents as long as I can.” Parents want their children to have success so they “nurse” them. College students are coming home after graduation and staying with their parents. College students are leaving school early and going to community colleges and staying with their parents. Some people just live at their parents and work and don’t pay rent and use their pay checks to buy things of their own accord such as TV’s and video games. Traditionally people want to meet independence eventually. They want to marry and have children, have a home and a career and a car. These days it is becoming later and later that they do.
This situation is a result of many years of “nursing.” It seems that the parents who wanted their kids to be successful and gave them everything they need on their way, turned out to mold their kids in a way that the idea backfired. Instead of the teens being ready, they are molded into thinking they still need their parents help. They don’t want to leave, and they screw up when they do leave. By their parents babying them they don’t become independent. They become co-dependent. They become dependent on home-made meals and parents paying for insurance, phones, and most bills they have.
I believe this situation is not a good one. The people of today will eventually have to run things around here. As we proceed, people will be dying, people that lead the country and make big impacts. We are going to need strong and smart people to help run things for our generation or our generation will only be proceeding downhill. Also, we are changing things in the world just because of our adultolescents. It is now possible to be on your parent’s health insurance until your mid twenties. The age was I think 19, and only if you’re a full time student. The big reason, though that it is not good, is because the teens are acting dependent upon other adults. For example teens that don’t do homework and attend class think that their teacher should not fail them because of their potential, even though they didn’t attend class or do the work. This is just one example though. The situation is only growing worse.
What should be done about it? I’m not so sure. Is there anything people can do about it? It is parent’s choice. Parents can kick kids out after 18. In order to do anything about it, there would have to be a message to everyone, a message saying what is going on and what needs to take place and why. It would have to be researched and proved that what is going on is bad. It is in someone else’s hands.