Special to USA TODAY
Kids these days might know their way around TikTok, but that instant access to an entire world of information that comes with getting their first cell phone does little to help with the increasingly complicated task of adulting.
I’m watching it unfold with my own almost-21-year-old daughter. She, like many of her friends and classmates, finished more college courses before they graduated from high school than I did in my first two years at a top university. But this latest generation on the cusp of being a certified grown-up, is no closer to navigating real life than we were at their age. Sure, they might pass AP chemistry with flying colors, but the life skills gap is wider than ever when it comes to understanding credit scores, negotiating a salary or paying taxes.
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