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Adulting 101: Home

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A LibGuide is a curated collection of resources about a specific topic - the perfect place to start your research!  Don't forget - the library has more to offer!  Visit the College of DuPage Library website for additional help.  

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Does adulting have you stressed?

Stressed about cooking, careers, and credit cards?  These are the basic life skills that have young adults terrified.  Not to worry!  We're here to help! 

Welcome to Adulting 101!

Students regularly express interest in learning about topics related to "Adulting".  The transition from college to adulthood is not easy, and many feel unprepared to tackle even the most basic tasks.  Sound familiar?  Not to worry.  You are definitely not alone. 

According to a Pew Research study, in July 2020 52% of young adults lived with parents.  Read more here.  Another Pew Research study shares that 55% of Americans think parents do too much for their young adult children.  Read more here.  A concern is that young adults won't learn basic life skills if their parent keeps "doing everything" for them.

This guide will help you learn some of those basic skills.   

Works Cited


"Stressed College Student" by CollegeDegrees360 is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Pew Research Reports:

Barroso, Amanda, Kim Parker and Richard Fry. "Majority of Americans Say Parents Are Doing Too Much for Their Young Adult Children."  23 October 2019. Accessed 13 May 2021.

Fry, Richard, Jeffrey S. Passel and D'Vera Cohn. "A Majority of Young Adults in the U.S. Live With Their Parents for the First Time Since The Great Depression." Pew 4 September 2020. Accessed 13 May 2021.