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Old 10-23-2010, 09:13 AM
 
Location: maryland
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My 20 yo is a "young adult". She works 25 hours a week, takes 16 college credits, votes and is extremely responsible. Despite the fact that she went trick or treating in middle school (and maybe even as a freshman...don't really remember).

No she is an adult actually legally and in terms of maturity. So you seem to have done a good job raising her . And i didn't equate going trick or treating as a teen with not being mature, but rather people who seem to think teens are kids and should be treated as such.
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Old 10-23-2010, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Denver area
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Young adult means they are on the path to becoming an adult not an adult persay.
Well, by this definition, as soon as a baby is born, she is a "young adult" so really, I guess NO ONE should be trick or treating....it just gets in the way of the path to adulthood.
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Old 10-23-2010, 09:13 AM
 
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Young adult means they are on the path to becoming an adult not an adult persay.
NO-young adult means they are an adult but they are on the younger side of adulthood. Young adults are at least 18 NOT 11. 11 year olds are CHILDREN.

When my oldest turned 13 he was under 5' tall and his voice had not changed yet. You REALLY consider that an adult?
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Old 10-23-2010, 09:14 AM
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If we're looking for a definition of "young adult", I'd say 18-25 or thereabouts. Some in that age group are parents, out trick or treating with their kids.
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Old 10-23-2010, 09:14 AM
 
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No she is an adult actually legally and in terms of maturity. So you seem to have done a good job raising her . And i didn't equate going trick or treating as a teen with not being mature, but rather people who seem to think teens are kids and should be treated as such.
That's right. Young adult means ADULT. A 20 year old is a young adult. A 13 year old is CHILD.
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Old 10-23-2010, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Denver area
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No she is an adult actually legally and in terms of maturity. So you seem to have done a good job raising her . And i didn't equate going trick or treating as a teen with not being mature, but rather people who seem to think teens are kids and should be treated as such.

Yes..she is an adult...a YOUNG one....as opposed to a 30 yo...hence the term "young adult"
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Old 10-23-2010, 09:15 AM
 
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My 20 yo is a "young adult". She works 25 hours a week, takes 16 college credits, votes and is extremely responsible. Despite the fact that she went trick or treating in middle school (and maybe even as a freshman...don't really remember).
Yeah my 17 year old little sister is a straight A student who has already earned scholarships since grade school for college, is on the junior city council, etc and she trick or treated til she was a freshman.
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Old 10-23-2010, 09:18 AM
 
Location: maryland
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NO-young adult means they are an adult but they are on the younger side of adulthood. Young adults are at least 18 NOT 11. 11 year olds are CHILDREN.

When my oldest turned 13 he was under 5' tall and his voice had not changed yet. You REALLY consider that an adult?

Ummm 18 is a full adult not a young adult. And yes i consider a 13 year old on the younger side of adulthood and not a child.
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Old 10-23-2010, 09:19 AM
 
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http://www.lifemodel.org/download/Mo...20Appendix.pdf

According to this, and most accepted psychological age definitions, 13-18 is NOT young adulthood, it's adolescence.
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Old 10-23-2010, 09:19 AM
 
Location: maryland
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Yes..she is an adult...a YOUNG one....as opposed to a 30 yo...hence the term "young adult"

The term young adult means someone who is between the ages of a kid and a adult not someone who is a literal young adult.
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