Freshman Move-in Day

Brad M. Griffin | Aug 24, 2010

Across the country, this week and next week represent a host of freshman move-in days.

Youth Specialties’ Adam McLane posts a hilarious commentary today on “3 Types of Freshmen Parents” (thanks Adam!), recalling his own freshman move-in day with a classic story.

On the other end of the college spectrum, thanks to Chris Schaffner who pointed out the NYT special on “What is it about 20-Somethings?” that ran last week. This is a lengthy, but interesting, feature on emerging adulthood (or lengthening adolescence, depending on how you look at it). I’ve only skimmed it so far, but the extensive interview with Jeffrey Arnett, who coined the term “emerging adult”, is worth the read and dialogue for anyone working with adolescents. I suspect folks will have more to say about this one.

This week as you think about students and parents you know on both ends of that spectrum—those heading to college for the first time and those who won’t be returning to college but are ambiguous about the future—remember to lift them to Jesus and drop them a line to remind them that you’re doing so.

Brad M. Griffin

Brad M. Griffin is the Senior Director of Content for the Fuller Youth Institute, where he develops research-based training for youth workers and parents. A speaker, writer, and volunteer youth pastor, Brad is the coauthor of over a dozen books, including 3 Big Questions That Change Every Teenager, Faith in an Anxious World, Growing Young, several Sticky Faith books, Every Parent’s Guide to Navigating Our Digital World, and Can I Ask That? Brad and his family live in Southern California, where he serves as Pastor of Youth and Family Ministries at Mountainside Communion.


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