The parents of millennials were overly active in their children’s lives. They would even wake up their children for classes at college and talk to professors in person if their children were not doing as well as expected.
Overly active 就是过于积极
In person 面对面
As well as expected 满足期望
Helicopter parent 直升机父母
A survey of about 9,000 college students found that 38 percent of freshmen and 29 percent of seniors say their parents have intervened to solve a problem for them “sometimes” or even “very often.”
24 percent of under-33-year-olds think they have a helicopter parent, but only 15 percent of parents agree.
Nearly a quarter of employers encounter parental involvement in the hiring process and the early stages of workers’ careers.
A quarter 四分之一
Hiring process 招聘过程
Early stages 初步阶段
30 percent reported parents submitting a résumé for their children; 15 percent reported parents complaining when the company didn’t hire their child; and nearly 10 percent said parents helped negotiate salary.
Nearly a quarter of millennials who are fully employed receive help from their parents with bill-paying.
Fully employed 有全职工作
The money is going for basic necessities and day-to-day expenses. These include cellphone bills, transportation (car repairs, gas, tickets, etc.), rent, and utilities.
Car repairs 修车
Today’s young adults graduated into one of the worst recessions. Unemployment rose to 14.2% among 20- to 24-year-olds. Meanwhile, the average four-year college student had to borrow double what they borrowed in 1993. Also, Millennials earned about 20 percent less in than baby boomers did at their age.
Young Adults 偏年轻的成人
At their age 在同样的年龄的时候
Young people with helicopter parents tended to be less open to new ideas as well as more vulnerable, anxious and self-consciousness.
We see no evidence that helicopter parents are bad for students. Popular media may worry about it, but students seem to benefit from the additional support and encouragement they receive.
Popular media 流行媒体