A new poll from the New York Times and Morning Consult has found a lot of parents are still doing basic tasks for their children, long into adulthood. The poll studied parents of young adults aged 18 to 28 and found 74% of parents are still making appointments for their adult kids, including doctor’s appointments. 15 percent of parents of kids in college still text or call their kids to wake them up so they don’t sleep through a class or test. 4% wrote all of at least part of an essay or school assignment for them and 12% still give them at least $500 a month for rent and daily expenses.
Here are the findings of the study:
- 76 percent reminded their adult children of deadlines they need to meet, including for schoolwork.
- 74 percent made appointments for them, including doctor’s appointments.
- 15 percent of parents with children in college had texted or called them to wake them up so they didn’t sleep through a class or test.
The poll also found among parents of adult children that:
- 22 percent helped them study for a college test.
- 16 percent helped write all or part of a job or internship application.
- 14 percent told them which career to pursue.
- 14 percent helped them get jobs or internships through professional network.
- 12 percent gave more than $500 per month for rent or daily expenses.
- 11 percent helped write an essay or school assignment.
- 4 percent wrote all or part of an essay or other school assignment.
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