his assignment requires you to examine your cultural values about developmental norms for young adults.
Many young adults continue their identity search, especially for vocational and relational identities. Cultural groups typically have clearly defined expectations for when certain social events “should” occur. Parent-child relationships and expectations often shift as you transition into your own emerging roles. Some of these expectations may be clearly stated, while other expectations are unspoken.
Reflect on your own beliefs about when a young adult should achieve the following transitions into adulthood:
- Moving into his or her own housing, getting separated from parents
- Securing a stable career or obtaining formal education
- Achieving financial independence
- Getting involved in a serious romantic relationship; cohabitation
- Finding his or her own life partner
- Getting married
- Becoming a parent
- Undergoing other transitions that you consider important
In a minimum of 200 words, post to the Discussion Area your response to the following:
- How has your own parent-child relationship changed as you transitioned into new adult roles (e.g., college student, career-entry worker, married partner, and parent)?