Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The Effect of the Recession on Gen Y: How will Gen Y Shape Policy in the Future ?

It is reported that the recession has had a significant impact on the Gen Y. Over 70% are worried about not having enough money to live and 53% are living paycheck to paycheck. Gen Y workers are less likely to have the security net of disability insurance. They believe that employer benefits for the most part are to few. Over 50% would like their employer to provide access to investment advice. When Gen Y moves into the legislature, the judiciary and the White House, what effect will these experiences have on how Gen Y shapes policy into the future ? What laws might be enacted that would effect the aging Gen X parents and the emerging Gen Z ? What laws might be enacted by the present Gen X and aging Baby-Boomers that might effect the future policy choices of Gen Y ? The future is beiing formed now.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Good Teens - Speeding Police Cruiser Kills Two 19 year olds

It is a tragedy that two 19 year old teens were killed in a two car accident over the weekend in Orange.  As tragic is that the police maintain that the teen driver, who was pronounced dead at the scene, turned his car into the path of the police cruiser causing the accident.  In fact, it is reported that witnesses to the accident saw the dark cruiser traveling at a high rate of speed with no lights or sirens.  Gen-Y is criticized for not being responsible or accountable.  Responsibility means taking ownership for one's actions.  We look to the police to set the model.  The Milford police owe these two teens and their parents the dignity of taking responsibility for this accident.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Responsible Parents - 3 Tips For Parents with ADD Teen Drivers

The Hallowell Center in Sudbury, MA, is a fantastic treatment center for regular kids who have ADD/ADHD. Having your child properly diagnosed and treated may save their life. This is why: Parents of ADD/ADHD Teens are likely familiar with recent studies that show that their sons and daughters are more likely than non-effected teens to be involved in motor vehicle accidents. Motor vehicle accidents are the number one cause of death for teenagers. Here are three easy tips to reduce the risk that your teen will be in an accident:
  1. Restrict the Use of Cell Phones
  2. Limit Driving during High Risk Times Between 3pm and 6pm when medication may be wearing off, and on weekends when kids may skip a dose.
  3. Consider entering into a Teen/Parent Driving Agreement that clearly sets out the rules for the car. More