Fine, Kids, Call Your Mom Five Times a Day!

“I’m a 23-year old undergraduate at a small liberal arts college. In my view, there’s nothing inherently wrong with having a very close relationship with your parents. Calling your parents five or six times a day–why not, especially if you consider them your friends? Just because the Boomers (and the Gen X-ers, to a certain extent) had bad relationships with their parents doesn’t mean we need to repeat that experience.”
This comment, in response to Terry Castle’s essay on what it’s like to teach the current crop of parent-attached young people, is pretty amazing! It’s gonna be a long couple decades.