Attention new college parents

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Attention new college parents

Postby jjoyce » Tue Aug 24, 2010 10:50 am

This post on Gawker suggests today's college parents are having a harder time than ever letting go when dropping off their freshmen?

http://gawker.com/5619585/parents-wont- ... days-alone

My dad drove me to Madison from the Twin Cities in August, 1988. We got here at about noon. I believe he treated a high school friend of mine and me to lunch at Paisan's. He was back at home by nightfall, about the time I was first setting foot on Mifflin Street.

To me, this story goes right along with recent reports that the young end of Gen Y doesn't really enter adulthood until their mid-20s. They return home after college and have a harder time becoming independent.

Meanwhile, kids who are recruited into the military have spent their summers in boot camp. No moms allowed.

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