A very specific life stage that is often overlooked by our society. The time between adolescence and adulthood- somewhere between the ages of 18 and 30 (the end point is debatable). Because of the format of our current society, things like college and the economy force this age group into a state of perpetual adolescence based primarily on a strong dependence on the income of one's parents. This age group tends to live at home (usually in a basement apartment of some sort) and mooch off of family for food and shelter, but are still responsible for many "adult things", like student loans and cell phone payments.
Dr. Timmy is 28 and lives in his parent's garage apartment. What an emerging adult!
by Jenny Caruso December 05, 2010