Not Quite Adults is the topic of the latest OMSI Science Pub, which takes place Tuesday, May 10, 2011:
We’ve been flooded with negative headlines about 20-somethings—from their sense of entitlement, to their unwillingness to grow up, to their attachment to their parents’ purse strings. The resulting message is that these young people need to shape up and grow up—and take the same fast track to adulthood that their parents did.
This generation of young people is facing a very different world than their parents did and for them, growing up too fast can be damaging. Not Quite Adults: Why 20-Somethings Are Choosing a Slower Path to Adulthood, and Why It’s Good for Everyone, (Random House) by Rick Settersten and co-author Barbara Ray, shows that adult children who return home after college and delay marriage and child rearing get a much better start in life than those who leave the nest too early, settling for low-paying jobs and having children too soon.
The presentor is Rick Settersten, PhD, director of the Hallie Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families at Oregon State University, and co-author of the book.
This science pub takes place at the Mission Theater (1624 NW Glisan) from 7pm until 9pm, but arrive early (5pm doors open) to secure your beer, grub, and a seat! There’s a $3.00 suggested donation/cover charge. Minors with adults are welcome, otherwise this event is 21 and over.