KNOXVILLE, TN (WiredPRNews.com) Many of today’s college students lack the mental toughness and fortitude that are necessary to deal with economic turbulence. Popular culture argues that parents should give the best to their children and spare them any suffering. In reality, many parents have crippled their children by solving their problems for them. As millions of college students battle unemployment, Dr. Daryl Green, a noted author, offers advice to parents about returning to basic common sense principles that will assist their college students to increase their employability:
In this financial crisis, college grads need to be mentally tough and have the determination to overcome any crisis in life. It is easy to see how individuals can be discouraged with the current economic recession. According to the U.S. Labor Department, only 47.6% of people aged 16 to 24 had jobs in August of this year. This is the lowest percentage since the government began tracking this statistic in 1948.. “This reality,” Dr. Green explains, “can be explained, in part, when viewing ‘helicopter parents’ who micromanage their children’s affairs from infancy to adulthood. The results are kids who can’t cope under pressure. It is a no-brainer for college students to stay in college as long as possible so that their living expenses will be paid by their parents.”
Dr. Green’s new book, Don’t Be An Old Fool: Common Sense & Gratitude, provides a wake-up call to parents and other adults who have forgotten some basic common sense principles. Dr. Green notes, “Times are hard. I think many parents have done their children a disservice by making life too easy. Some college students don’t know how to survive. Yet we all know that you have got to be mentally tough. It’s not going to be easy.”
Dr. Green has done extensive research on job strategies for today’s future leaders. His last book, Job Strategies for the 21st Century, has been rated number one on Amazon.com. Dr. Green notes, “Everyone at some point has acted like a fool. I’m no exception. A fool is an individual who is unwilling to listen to common sense and wise counsel. Yet today’s job market demands that students listen to wise counsel if they hope for a better future.”
Dr. Green’s engaging book comes at a time when 15 million Americans are unemployed and more U.S. companies are trending toward hiring temporary workers, which intensifies competition for jobs. College graduates, in particular, who often lack sufficient work experience, are having a tougher time securing suitable employment.
Don’t Be An Old Fool is available online at Amazon.com and other book retailers. You can also view the book trailer on Youtube.com at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_LKEMrIweA. For more information about the book or the authors, please contact Donna Gilliard at 865-216-9209 or visit Dr. Green’s blog. Dr. Green is available for media interviews on the issues of job strategies during economic turbulence.
About the Author
Leadership Development Expert, Dr. Daryl Green is a management strategist and nationally-recognized author who has been noted and quoted in major media outlets, including USA Today, Associated Press, Ebony, and BET. He is an adjunct professor at Lincoln Memorial University, and a former faculty member at Knoxville College. Green has spent more than 20 years assisting organizations and individuals with making good decisions.