The report found that teens today hit major independence milestones, like getting a driver’s license, an after-school job, and an active dating life, much later than young people did 20 years ago.
For instance, 1 in 4 high school students don’t have a license by the time they graduate, in comparison with baby boomers, who on the other hand, were mostly driving by the spring of their senior year. To the delight of parents everywhere, teens today are also having less sex than Generation Xers and are going out much less—12th graders today are out of the house far less than eighth graders were in the ’90s. In other words, 18 looks like the new 13.
These parents force their kids to stay indoors because "predators", won't put them in contact sports because "concerns", ban every hobby as "problematic", teach them anything with an element of risk is "dangerous" and treat minor misbehaviours as a sign of mental illness.
They deserve to be stuck with shitty manchildren well into their 80s.