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Ed the broadcast noting that the first 123 numbers #DRAWN WERE ALMOST CERTAIN TO BE DRAFTED THE SECOND #were almost certain to be drafted the second numbers may or may not be depending on need and the last 119 could rest asier My birthday was drawn 124th The birthday of my friend who happened to be standing near to me was drawn 3rd I offer that only to suggest that there are certain historical vents that help to define individuals if not a generation The risk of being sent to fight in the jungle of Southeast Asia was one for me That s not to say that iGen rs have not ndured such historic vents It s just to remind us that they xistThe Other Observation That I Had Which Isn T Directly Explored observation that I had which isn t directly xplored the book is the change not just "In How We Live But Where We Live I Walked "how we live but where we live I walked school on my own starting in the fourth grade road my bicycle The Summer Palace: A Captive Prince Short Story (Captive Prince Short Stories Book 2) everywhere and spent nearly all of my waking hours with friends with no adult supervision People didn t live in sub divisions so much in those days We lived inconomically diverse neighborhoods Urban sprawl and the socio The Garden of Happy Endings economic homogeneity of the suburban subdivision have bothmpowered and demanded certain changes in how our children liveMy final observation has to do with the individualistic versus collective social norm Professor Twenge writes cultural individualism is connected to slower developmental speeds across both countries and time Around the world young adults grow up slowly in individualistic countries than collectivist ones My family lived in China for nine years For my daughters it was during the period from age 5 until age 14 on average China has a collective culture in the Campfire extreme and it was my observation that the children matured very slowly at least compared to my personalxperience as a Boomer I found out from this book that this is a global development Because of the collectivist culture however my wife and I were very lenient with the independence we allowed out daughters At a restaurant for My Little Blue Dress example we never hesitated to let the children go off and play on their own out of our sight A children s play area is offered at virtuallyvery restaurant Violent crime and attacks on children are rare in China but importantly we knew that Hurrah For The Blackshirts!: Fascists and Fascism in Britain Between the Wars everyonelse at the restaurant including the staff would keep a close Adam Smith: An Enlightened Life eye on the safety of the children It s just part of the collectivist mentality They all felt responsible My point being that I m not sure the individualistic versus collectivist dimension isn t a bit counter intuitive when you get to the socialxtremesThe study does reinforce the far reaching impact of technology It comes with a lot of baggage Social media is not social at all It s Crazy Love entertainment And for the most part it s not authentic Selfies forxample are always staged Reminded me of The Jetsons when they would always hold a mask of perfection in front of their face when talking on the video phoneIn many ways I consider this book to be a launching pad rather than a conclusion Professor Twenge has done a great job of starting the conversation But it needs to continue What is it about technology that has cast our children in this way Why do they think and behave the way they do Twenge has started that conversation in many areas And what as parents and members of the larger community can we do to reinforce the good things Annual Editions: Technologies, Social Media, and Society eg our children are safer and attack the negativesg suicide rates are upSome of the developments are going to be a little tricky Twenge points out for xample that iGen rs are overwhelmingly inclusive In terms of the racism that is haunting our society today that might suggest we just need to wait and the problem will be resolved I don t think so and to her credit Twenge apparently agrees A commitment to inclusion is not nough We must do I also think it will take the village to address the iGen rs overwhelming anxiety about their financial future That is truly a problem for the business community and the government to solve The implied social contract that Black Heart, Red Ruby existed betweenmployer and mployee when I started my career disappeared starting in the 80s It isn t coming back but we have to build some form of alternative Technology and social volution have taken away the safety net of self sufficiency ie the Thoreau model and have left a void in its place It s a void that needs to be filled or bridged perhapsI therefore go beyond the parents of iGen New Plant Parent: Learn the Ways of Plant Parenthood ers andducators in recommending this book We all need to read it because we all have a role to play both for our children our selves and the future of our society This is the non fiction version of the movie Eighth Grade WHAT MUST I DO TO GET YOUNG PEOPLE OFF OF THEIR PHONES IMMEDIATEL. E and have no patience for ineuality iGen is also growing up slowly than previous generations ighteen year olds look and act like fifteen year olds used to As this new group of young people grows into adulthood we all need to understand them Friends and family need to look out for them; businesses must figure out how to recruit them and sell to them; colleges and universities must know how to ducate and guide them And members of iGen also need to understand themselves as they communicate with their God's Pocket elders andxplain their views to their older peers Because where iGen goes so goes our nation and the world. Igen Is Crying Out For Help And We Need #TO LISTENIN IGEN PROFESSOR JEAN M TWENGE SUMMARIZES THE #ListenIn IGEN Professor Jean M Twenge summarizes the on the next generation There are lots of alarming findings First off the iGen teens do many things less often this includes going out with friends working reading ЯED even going to parties Comparison to prior generations is alarming Forxample the number of 8th graders who work for pay has been cut in half It s not just a matter of teens making a simple substitution of one media for another there s a lot to it The Doctor Explains The Entire Developmental explains The ntire developmental from childhood to adolescence to adulthood has slowed Teens are working less spending less time on homework going out less and drinking less so what are they doing The answer is not hard to find it s screen time hard to find it s screen time are hanging out with their friends less but they are not replacing that time with homework xtracurricular paid work or housework they are replacing it with screen time The actual time spent on smartphones is startling iGen high school seniors spent an average of 2 hours a day texting on their cell phones about 2 hours a day on the Internet 1 hours a day on The Lost Art of Reading Natures Signs electronic gaming and about a half hour on video chat in the most recent survey That totals to six hours a day with new media This diversion of time has come with a steep price Forxample SAT scores are sliding and compare poorly to their millennial predecessors SAT scores have slid since the mid 2000s Moreno especially in writing a 13 point decline since 2006 and critical reading The last chapter has some practical suggestions Overall the key to phones is moderation for both teens and adults Evenxperts in technology are cautious about their kids using it too much Some ideas Find a place of moderation for how much that phone is in our hands Don t sleep within ten feet of your phone The author notes that many teens sleep next to their phone and are interrupted by texts Put down the smartphone when studying or working The author makes one point in particular that I thought was Monsieur Pain especially astute People cannot simultaneously do serious mental work and use a smartphone Rather one must concentrate on one thing at a time The human brain cannot multitask we can focus our attention on only one cognitive task at a time The iGen generation has difficulty concentrating for than a very short timeWith all the gloomy statistics the author nevertheless offers some hope but it will reuire a marked change in behavior If they can shake themselves free of the constant clutch of their phones and shrug off the heavy cloak of their fear they can still fly And the rest of us will be there cheering them on So all in all I found iGen to be a well researched well written book Moreover it is an important book The author writes clearly and the book isasy to read I confess I was ignorant of much of this information I am specially concerned about the mental health problems documented Perhaps the scariest part of the ntire book concerns mental health iGen is on the verge of the most severe mental health crisis for young people in decades The professor cites numerous studies linking depression with What If extended use of social mediaAdvance Review Copy courtesy of the publisher Twenge s research is full of sweeping assumptions cherry picked data and poor correlations that paint anxaggerated picture of this upcoming generation It is disheartening to hear a voice who is so antagonistic toward this generation of students and who ignores the very real struggles of minority populations I was introduced to Jean Twenge s iGen thesis in a recent article in The Atlantic and actually thought I d ask my kids their thoughts on it when I found out it was condensed from a new book that friends chose for our couples bookclub I m glad I had the chance to read Ms Twenge s The Exhaustion Breakthrough expanded ideas As the mother of kids ages 16 22 and as one who s worked in schools and church with kids in the iGen age range I m in absolute agreement with Jean Twenge s findings and can anecdotally confirm what she s seeing as a data scientist If you want a summary of her findings I highly recommend the article If you have a bit time get the book and skim it focusing on the many graphs that illustrate her points really well If you have time to dig in and study the book is truly worth reading But I must be honest it s so comprehensive that I lost steam as I approached thend I think my highest compliment is that I felt like Ms Twenge approached the topic without bias but was truly The Exhaustion Breakthrough: Unmask the Hidden Reasons You're Tired and Beat Fatigue for Good examining the data of teens over the decades and then coming to conclusions based on findings instead of using statistics to support herx. A highly readable and Supplemental Book entertaining first look at how today’s members of iGen the children teens and young adults born in the mid 1990s and later are vastly different from their Millennial predecessors and from any other generation from the renowned psychologist and author of Generation MeWith generational divides wider thanver parents Hark! The Herald Angels Scream educators andmployers have an urgent need to understand today’s rising generation of teens and young adults Born in the mid 1990s to the mid 2000s and later iGen is the first generation to spend their ntire adolescence in the age of the smartphone With social media an.

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Isting beliefs Her research is xhaustive #AND IMPRESSIVE AND ALONG WITH THE #impressive and along with the she uses individual storiesinterviews to illustrate trends Ms Twenge also has a great resource for personal observation in her psychology class students where she teaches at SDSU As I ve learned about Millennials previously I kept feeling like that didn t uite fit what I saw in my oldest son and his peers but the iGen theory fits them and my younger kids to a T It pulls together what I ve been noticing for some years the ffects of technology and specifically smartphones on our children the lack of interest in young adults and teens in growing up adulting the way that kids seem delayed compared to past generations in developmental mileposts the trending away from religion and ven personal spirituality and I m specially concerned the mental health Ms Twenge identifies as brewing generation wide in iGen and I m not sure what I can do about it xcept just continue to teach my own family to be aware of risks and monitor themselves and ask for help This book is a great resource for parents teachers and anyone who wants to better understand the upcoming generation What makes iGen uniue isn t bad kids these days or good the greatest generation it just IS Understanding what makes this generation tick is key to our combined best future As a parent of 6 children all of whom fall into the iGen category this book was fascinating as well as discouraging Many of the trends that are associated with iGen I see in my own children however not all of them are negative I am Red River Girl excited to share my thoughts on this in an upcoming group discussion After reading 11 chapters of data trends and insights followed up by 1 chapter of what to do nows I would appreciate another book on ways tombrace the positives in iGen and how to help the not so great aspects of this generation of people I was a little leery about reading this book I worried it might be just some rant about how kids these days are awful in La strada delle croci every way and why my generation is so superior What I hoped to find was a book that would offer insight into the in Just to get this out of the way first I hate the title andarly in the book Twenge misapplies life history theory in a way that made me grind my teethThe argument as Twenge lays it o I would have and did agree with the thesis of the book that smart phones are really bad for this generation before I read the book But now I want to push back because she doesn t support the thesis and she misuses her data One xample Igen rs don t use f Sensationalist cherry picked start with the conclusion you want and work back from there crap Whatever university gave thi If you are reading this review according to the cornucopia of research offered in this book you are unlikely to be an iGen The Ballad of Dorothy Wordsworth er By 2015 one out of three high school seniors admitted they had not read any books for pleasure in the past year three times as many as in 1976 While Professor Twenge cautions us not tovaluate some of her findings as good or bad this for me is surely a bit sad As a sexagenarian father of two daughters aged 14 and 16 I desperately needed and wanted to read this book And I wasn t disappointed It is well written and provides a wealth of information and insight Much of it I found reinforced my own observations of my daughters In some cases that allowed me to breathe a sigh of relief At the very least their habits that are the most different from my own at their age are not uniue to themTwenge is careful up front to articulate the limitations of this type of statistical analysis Because the survey samples are nationally representative they represent American young people as whole not just an isolated group That larger group the iGen rs are defined as those born from 1995 to 2012 a group of 74 million Americans that currently account for 24% of the populationOne of the things I normally find limiting in this kind of big data statistical analysis is that it chronicles attributes But if a picture is worth a thousand words a behavior is worth ten thousand pictures and Professor Twenge clearly appreciates that She doesn t just present the data she probes itA few random thoughts occurred to me as I read itI came of age at the height of the Vietnam War When I was reuired to register with Selective Service the draft was still in place and college deferments for good reason had been liminated I vividly recall standing in my high school cafeteria at the age of 17 listening to the statewide announcement of our lottery draft numbers The numbers were drawn by birth date and the official reading the numbers start. D texting replacing other activities iGen spends less time with their friends in person perhaps why they are Pretty Reckless (All Saints High, experiencing unprecedented levels of anxiety depression and loneliness But technology is not the only thing that makes iGen distinct fromvery generation before them; they are also different in how they spend their time how they behave and in their attitudes toward religion sexuality and politics They socialize in completely new ways reject once sacred social taboos and want different things from their lives and careers More than previous generations they are obsessed with safety focused on toleranc. ,

iGen Why Today’s Super Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious More Tolerant Less Happy and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood and What That Means for the Rest of Us