We're looking at whether adulthood is arriving later in life, while adolescence gets longer. The New York Times Magazine looks at the issue this weekend. And we're asking: When did adulthood arrive for you? Complete this sentence: You know you're an adult when... Maybe it's graduating college? Moving out from your parents' house? Getting married? Let us know what it was for you.
Robin Marantz Henig, who wrote the new New York Times Magazine piece on “emerging adulthood” (a theorized developmental stage that stretches from eighteen to late twenties) explains where various scientists and scholars stand on the state of becoming a grown-up in today's world.
Robin’s daughter Samantha Henig also weighs in. Like her mom, she’s a journalist. And depending on who you ask, she may prove or disprove the notion that “emerging adulthood” is a real developmental stage.