0802 周四Culture: 美国人到了18岁后父母真的不管了吗?让我破坏你的误解!
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0802 周四Culture: 美国人到了18岁后父母真的不管了吗?让我破坏你的误解!

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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.”


Survey 问卷

Intervene 介入、干预

 



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.


Nearly 差点

A quarter 四分之一

Employer 雇主 

Encounter 碰到

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.

Reported 报告

Submit 投放

Résumé 简历

Complain 抱怨

Negotiate 谈判

Salary 工资



Nearly a quarter of millennials who are fully employed receive help from their parents with bill-paying.

Fully employed 有全职工作

Bill-paying 交水电费、手机话费等



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.

Necessities 必需品

Expenses 消费

Car repairs 修车

Rent 房费

Utilities 水、电、燃气等



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

Recession 经济衰退

Unemployment 失业率

Meanwhile 以此同时

Borrow 借
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.

 
Vulnerable 弱势

Anxious 着急

Self-Conscious 自卑



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

Benefit 得益

Additional 增加的

Encouragement 鼓励

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