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Generation iY: Our Last Chance to Save Their Future Paperback – August 4, 2010
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On the cover of the book, Generation iY, there's a quote from Mark Bauerlein that calls this book "a must-read guide for parents, mentors, and teachers..." I wholeheartedly agree. So much so that I'm encouraging my boss to buy 30 copies for our Student Development personnel and everyone on our University Administrative Cabinet. This is more than a book, it's a resource! Buy two copies and give one to a parent, mentor, teacher, or coach.
There you go. If you're still reading, then lets dig a little deeper into Dr. Tim Elmore's latest book.
I'll start by telling you that the beginning of the book, in fact, the premise that Elmore writes this book from...is depressing. It's not good news. Elmore believes this generation, Generation iY (those kids born after 1990) are in trouble - for a variety of reasons.
The first chapters of Generation iY paint a picture of a generation headed for a trainwreck. Elmore describes the wide variety of influences that have resulted in a group of young people who are "overwhelmed, overconnected, overprotected, and overserved."
I've got to be honest, what I like about the book I also struggled with: it starts with such a bleak picture. It's not that I haven't seen some of these tendencies in the students that walk the halls of my University, I just have a little bit of difficulty with the particularly negative generalizations that seem to plague this generation. Perhaps it's because the same thing happened to my generation, Generation X. We were the slackers and the latch key kids. When the books started to come out that told how bad we were, I wanted to do everything I could to prove the sociologists wrong.Read more ›
Understanding how Generation iY has grown up and what that means in terms of understanding how they relate to the world is invaluable for everyone who works with students born since 1990. In the book Dr. Elmore not only shows why the age of adolescence seems to be moving back but also demonstrates how the reader can relate to the young person today and what can be done to ensure that every member of Generation iY enters adult life with the best chance possible to be a success.
In addition, Dr. Elmore has done an excellent job in Generation iY in demonstrating how to communicate to the current generation in high school and college. This more than anything in the book has helped me to understand what needs to be done in order to effectively communicate to the iYs so that they hear what they need to know for their future.
The best thing about the book is the sense of urgency that Dr. Elmore puts into every page. It has become clear to me that we cannot wait for Generation iY to enter the workforce to begin to mold them into the leaders they will need to be. We MUST start now; we would be remiss if we miss this opportunity to show this generation what they can accomplish and help them achieve it.
Parents, Teachers, Pastors, College Faculty and staff, managers, business people, anyone who even comes into contact with Generation iY should read this book. If you do, not only will you understand Generation iY better, but you will put the book down ready to pick up your weapon and join the battle for the future of Generation iY.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Talk about a book that hits it on the spot. Have been working in education for over 30 years and this book really helps explain and how to handle the iY generation. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Bobby89
Wow. This is brimming with dogma and the author's personal opinion, and to be honest, it's dangerous. BPA responsible for "gender confusion"??? Read morePublished 3 months ago by D. Douty
I love this book. It helps me understand my son and students so much more!Published 4 months ago by Christine L.
The book brings a wrong date to the beginning of the Millennials, since this generation starts 1975, and not in 1984 as it is mentioned in the book. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Rodrigo Augusto Martins Pissarra
Need a reality check when it comes to our kids (now a days), this book is it.Published 9 months ago by Justonemore