The vanishing American adult : our coming-of-age crisis--and how to rebuild a culture of self-reliance
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New York : St. Martin's Press, 2017.
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Book
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First edition.
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306 pages ; 25 cm.
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English
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9781250114402, 1250114403

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America's youth are in crisis. Raised by well-meaning but overprotective parents and coddled by well-meaning but misbegotten government programs, they are ill-equipped to survive in our highly-competitive global economy. Many of the coming-of-age rituals that have defined the American experience since the Founding -- learning the value of working with your hands, leaving home to start a family, becoming economically self-reliant -- are being delayed or skipped altogether. The statistics are daunting: 30% of college students drop out after the first year, and only 4 in 10 graduate. One in three 18-to-34 year-olds live with their parents. From these disparate phenomena, Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse who as president of a Midwestern college observed the trials of this generation up close, sees an existential threat to the American way of life. In The Vanishing American Adult, Sasse diagnoses the causes of a generation that can't grow up and offers a path for raising children to become active and engaged citizens. He identifies core formative experiences that all young people should pursue: hard work to appreciate the benefits of labor, travel to understand deprivation and want, the power of reading, the importance of nurturing your body -- and explains how parents can encourage them. Our democracy depends on responsible, contributing adults to function properly -- without them America falls prey to populist demagogues. A call to arms, The Vanishing American Adult will ignite a much-needed debate about the link between the way we're raising our children and the future of our country. - Publisher.
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Citing how over-protected youth are ill-equipped to handle the demands of the real world, a guide to raising self-reliant young adults explains how to revive core formative experiences to create responsible, active, and engaged citizens. --Publisher.
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Sasse, B. E. (2017). The vanishing American adult: our coming-of-age crisis--and how to rebuild a culture of self-reliance. First edition. New York: St. Martin's Press.

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Sasse, Benjamin E.. 2017. The Vanishing American Adult: Our Coming-of-age Crisis--and How to Rebuild a Culture of Self-reliance. New York: St. Martin's Press.

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Sasse, Benjamin E., The Vanishing American Adult: Our Coming-of-age Crisis--and How to Rebuild a Culture of Self-reliance. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2017.

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Sasse, Benjamin E.. The Vanishing American Adult: Our Coming-of-age Crisis--and How to Rebuild a Culture of Self-reliance. First edition. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2017. Print.

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