First It Was Living at Home, Then Insurance, Now Millennials Want Special DIVORCE Treatment
CONSERVATIVE TRIBUNE --
Millennials have been coddled to the point where many of them are unable to function as adults and require “safe spaces” when things don’t go their way.
Not only does this generation tend to live at home with their parents longer, but under Obamacare they also remain on their parents’ insurance until age 26, and now a recent report has revealed that they “need” their parents to help with another major life decision — divorce.
Many millennials feel incompetent to handle this particular legal matter on their own, according to a Washingtonian report, and often turn to their parents for assistance.
In fact, Washington, D.C., divorce lawyers have reported that it’s not unusual for divorce clients in their 20s and 30s to bring their parents into meetings — or even have them advocate on their behalf.
Some lawyers have even noted that they were in contact with some clients’ parents as frequently as every week.
Family law attorney Sandy Ain said the presence of parents in millennials’ divorce cases has considerably increased in the last 10 years.
“Years ago, you would virtually never see a parent with a client,” Ain said.
Julie Lythcott-Haims, author of “How to Raise an Adult” and former dean of freshmen at Stanford University, said that parental involvement in the divorce of millennials is a “logical extension” of what she witnessed during her time as a college official from 1998 to 2012.
“The parents felt they had to be there at every turn: ‘I have to talk to authority figures on your behalf; I have to edit your papers,’” Lythcott-Haims explained of her time at Stanford, according to The Washington Times.
“(S)o we shouldn’t be surprised that they don’t know how to advocate for themselves,” she said, noting that some of her students couldn’t even cope with minor setbacks such as receiving a “B” on a paper.
Unfortunately, it’s not just divorce or legal issues that these coddled kids don’t know — or refuse to learn — how to handle. A 2013 report cited by The Wall Street Journal found that 8 percent of college graduates brought their parents along to a job interview.
Yes, 8 percent of people who are technically adults — people who have attended college, where they were supposedly expected to be responsible, to learn and grow — brought mommy and/or daddy along with them to an interview with a potential employer.
There’s nothing wrong with helping your children, sheltering them from some tough situations when they’re young, or even providing emotional and financial support when those are needed, but doing so to the extent that they grow up to be helpless adults who are completely dependent upon you for every need isn’t good for anyone.
These kids eventually become the adults who are dependent upon the government for their every need, which is exactly what liberals want — a country full of people who are incapable of being self-sufficient, so they are forced to rely on a big government to provide for them.