I believe that adults need to fix their communication skills.
Those that care about you should be at the top of the list.
No one prepares anyone for mid-life properly.
Adults tell kids, do this, don't do that. You will regret it, etc...
The majority of adults don't share their feelings correctly. My mother is the number one offender of this.
Instead of saying how she felt or sharing her experiences, good or bad, she would just yell or shame or whatever into making you do the right thing.
No one ever told me that time runs out. To follow your heart. No one told me why I should do these things.
I guess I can be thankful that I feel I have always done right in my communication with the youngsters.