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No doubt we'll next get the idea of compulsory education up to 25 to ease unemployment figures, and the age of consent raised to help the private prison industry.

Is 25 the new cut-off point for adulthood?

New guidance for psychologists will acknowledge that adolescence now effectively runs up until the age of 25 for the purposes of treating young people. So is this the new cut-off point for adulthood?

"The idea that suddenly at 18 you're an adult just doesn't quite ring true," says child psychologist Laverne Antrobus, who works at London's Tavistock Clinic...........................

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One of the traditional rites of passage for adulthood was always leaving home, but TV property expert Sarah Beeny says that adolescents do not have to move out of the parental house in order to learn how to be independent and there are huge advantages to multi-generational living.

"The solution to not having useless 25 [and] 30-year-olds living at home is not sending them out of the home, it's making them do their own washing, pay their own way, pay towards the rent, pay towards the bills, to take responsibility for cleaning up their bedroom and not waiting on them hand and foot," says Beeny.

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No doubt we'll next get the idea of compulsory education up to 25 to ease unemployment figures, and the age of consent raised to help the private prison industry.

Is 25 the new cut-off point for adulthood?

Quite an amazing move in two generations from boomers, isn't it?

An early-boomer would have been expected to be married, buy first/second house and have kids by 25, although that might have slipped back a few years for the later ones. Now, the current generation are still expected to be kids themselves until 25!

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Quite an amazing move in two generations from boomers, isn't it?

An early-boomer would have been expected to be married, buy first/second house and have kids by 25, although that might have slipped back a few years for the later ones. Now, the current generation are still expected to be kids themselves until 25!

The banks now see the kids that didn't fly the nest as their target mortgage market. This advert aimed at the 31 year old that hasn't left home......

http://www.campaignlive.co.uk/youtube/article/1212828/lloyds-bank-returns-moments-matter-pledge/

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So the bedroom sizes in that ruling will now apply to older 'children' too?

http://www.thecourier.co.uk/news/local/fife/dwp-to-appeal-groundbreaking-fife-bedroom-tax-judgements-1.134635

Just seen that.

The DWP must challenge this ruling otherwise housing all across the country is going to be more and more ******ed up.

Number of bedrooms on your rent book = the number of bedrooms your property has.

Anything else is insane.

"The guidance issued to councils includes that landlords must consider a number of factors when determining whether a room is a bedroom, one of which must be whether it’s large enough to accommodate at least a single bed."

Just because you want it to put crap in doesn't make it any less of a bedroom.

Edited by SarahBell

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The DWP must challenge this ruling otherwise housing all across the country is going to be more and more ******ed up.

This is a problem of their own making- they should have defined what a bedroom is before hanging their legislation on the definition.

After all it's technically possible to put a bed in the living room- does that make the living room a bedroom for the purposes of this legislation?

If not then why not? Suppose I decided to put my sofa upstairs and my bed downstairs- have I now got a downstairs bedroom?

This is what happens when a group of middle aged millionaire's design their social policy's to impress the headline writers of the Daily Mail instead of doing the job properly by finding out if the idea is workable in the first place and then creating coherent laws to carry it out.

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Is 25 the new cut-off point for adulthood?..

Not many ever claimed that at 18 you were supposed to be fully " mature" (and emphasis on the word fully). The cut-off at 18 is/was a legal cut-off point that meant you were mature enough to take legal responsibility for your actions.

It sounds as if child psychologists are trying to drum up more work - along with more control. Indeed it would be better to be safe and make it 65 - for that matter why stop there.

No doubt there'll be something in it for the politicians, tax grabbers and social engineers as well.

It used to be claimed that people were maturing younger and younger but now it seems it's been going the other way all along.

Edited by billybong

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WTF has happened here? In the eighties it was fairly usual and definitely OK to leave school at 16 for a job - a couple of friends actually left at 15. I can't recall any of my friends who did not have a paper round, car/window washing or Saturday job.

And hell, we were mature! The idea of being in that teenage state until 25 gives me the shivers - it is a massively important time in your mental development - I would say that if you leave maturity until after 25 you have blown it.

Shit on a biscuit, why are we purposely retarding our children?

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No need for compulsory education, morph workfare into a civilian national service. Youth unemployment slashed in a trice.

how very interwar germanic of you.

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how very interwar germanic of you.

Jesus, at least with National Service they might get taught something - modern national service is shelf stacking. They are introducing 6 months traineeships to become an apprentice, so train to be an apprentice to apprentice as a shelf stacker, to work for free. And that's after graduating from Uni.

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Jesus, at least with National Service they might get taught something - modern national service is shelf stacking. They are introducing 6 months traineeships to become an apprentice, so train to be an apprentice to apprentice as a shelf stacker, to work for free. And that's after graduating from Uni.

I see, an apprentice apprenticeship workfare scheme.

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It's quite interesting that the BBC went with the headline

Is 25 the new cut-off point for adulthood?..

because the other parts of the article really only seemed to be suggesting that the application of child psychology should apply to people upto the age of 25 because of things to do with development upto that age. It could have been a story in its own right about increasing awareness of the rate at which people mature but somewhere along the line someone at the BBC has decided to throw into the mix the inflammatory legal "cut-off" bit but the legal bit is being implied in a roundabout way.

Also the involvement of some think tank seems to suggest that there are more angles to it than just a bit of academical research by psychologists.

For sure with the telly, the web and travel etc on average young people know far more stuff over a broader range than those of a few decades ago and certainly more than young people when the age 18 was first set and it's a fair bet that (if it were possible to measure it) they're actually more mature earlier than young people used to be so this new cut-off age kite flying seems to be contradicting what's actually going on in many ways.

Edited by billybong

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For sure with the telly, the web and travel etc on average young people know far more stuff over a broader range than those of a few decades ago and certainly more than young people when the age 18 was first set and it's a fair bet that (if it were possible to measure it) they're actually more mature earlier than young people used to be so this new cut-off age kite flying seems to be contradicting what's actually going on in many ways.

They are, and that is the sad thing. There has been an obssesion for too long that everyone who is going to do anything worthwhile needs to go to university and we should actually be moving the other way.

The government just want to stop young people expecting too much - don't go out expecting to get a decent job, because there aren't enough and certainly don't look to move out of the parental home...

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