Preparing for College

Understanding Millennials

Parents of Millennials may be interested in some new information. First, let’s define “Millennial”:

Millennials (also known as the Millennial Generation or Generation Y) are the demographic cohort following Generation X. There are no precise dates when the generation starts and ends; most researchers and commentators use birth years ranging from the early 1980s to the early 2000s.

You may have one or more Millennials in your family. If you’re like many parents today, you may come up short deciphering their motivations, goals, and general behaviors. That’s the fun part of parenting.

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