Study Shows Parents Do Too Much For Their Kids Well Into College Years

The New York Times and Morning Consult conducted a new poll that broke down how parents do not stop babying their kids even when they are well beyond their college years.

The study showed by that across class and wealth, parents are coddling their kids well into their twenties and are still doing things children can do for themselves. The studied showed that:

  • 76 percent of parents reminded their adult children of deadlines they need to meet, including for schoolwork
  • 74 percent of parents made appointments for them, including doctor’s appointments
  • 15 percent of parents with children in college had texted or called them to wake them up so they didn’t sleep through a class or test. 

One of the most shocking findings from the study showed that 11 percent of parents with adult children will call their kids job if they had a problem at work.

Do you think parents coddle their kids too much? Do you think we have a problem with young adults not being able to "adult"? You can see the full breakdown of the study below.


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