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Boomerang Generation

Dear Caroline, What They're Really Asking.

Yolanda Reid Chassiakos | Posted 05.26.2016 | Education
Yolanda Reid Chassiakos

We were all young once. And, frankly, we Boomers were darned lucky; lucky to have had the personal, social, and economic opportunities provided to us by a nation at its peak.

A Letter to My Graduate

Lisa R. Petty | Posted 05.21.2016 | Parents
Lisa R. Petty

My son, my one and only child, graduates this week. So, in the spirit of letting go, I tried to imagine what life will be like for him in 10 years. This is what I came up with.

We Make It Easy for Our Children to Not Grow Up

Suzanne McFarlin | Posted 09.13.2014 | Women
Suzanne McFarlin

I believe it is parents' responsibility to launch their children after college, letting them both succeed and fail on their own.

5 Steps To Survive Your Boomerang Kid's Return Home

Next Avenue | Elizabeth Fishel and Jeffrey Arnett | Posted 07.09.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Elizabeth Fishel and Jeffrey Arnett When you waved your grown-up kids off to college, cheered at their graduation, c...

5 Key Things To Remember When Your Adult Child Moves Home

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 04.04.2014 | Fifty

Wasn't there a sci-fi flick called "Clash Of The Generations?" OK, maybe not. But clearly there could be one. When adult children move back into the f...

How Long Is Too Long for Boomerang Kids to Live With Their Parents?

Robi Ludwig, Psy.D. | Posted 10.14.2013 | Fifty
Robi Ludwig, Psy.D.

Just as the millennials are a diverse group, so are the types of boomerang kids who return home to live with mom and dad. There are the kids who boomerang home to live with a purpose and those who return home to become "perma-children."

Mother of the Grad Blues

Leslie Lehr | Posted 07.20.2013 | Fifty
Leslie Lehr

When she turns to scan the crowd, I wonder if she has plans after dinner tonight. I wonder if she has plans for tomorrow, or next week. I wonder if she is happy or scared, or both. I wonder if she is looking for me.

What Do the Experts Say About Boomerang Kids?

The GypsyNesters | Posted 06.26.2013 | Fifty
The GypsyNesters

The economy could be considered a viable reason for helping a young adult get on their feet. But let's take a look at the other half of the experts' scenarios.

5 Ways To Stress Less About Your Adult Kids' Return To The Nest

Posted 02.28.2013 | Fifty

With an estimated 85 percent of new college grads moving back home and roughly 13 percent of adult children ages 18-29 returning home after attempting...

Why Millennials Should Stop Complaining and Start Living

Brazen Life | Posted 04.29.2013 | College
Brazen Life

Millennials have a LOT to celebrate in this economy. Here are a few common complaints and how to look at the bright side.

Millennials Hate The News

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.13.2016 | College

Millennials couldn't care less about the news. That's according to the research of University of Texas at Austin journalism professor Paula Poindex...

How To Get Your Boomerang Kid Out Of The House

Posted 11.16.2012 | Fifty

Much like the object they're named after, the topic of boomerang kids keeps coming back up. Recently on HuffPost Live, host Abby Huntsman and six gues...

Starving My Boomerang Kid Out Of The House

Ronna Benjamin | Posted 10.21.2012 | Fifty
Ronna Benjamin

By necessity, my 22-year-old son has become a genius at creating a meal from nothing. He does not appear all that concerned that his parents are trying to starve him out of the house.

WATCH: Is There A Stigma When Young Adults Live With Parents?

Posted 08.16.2012 | Fifty

On Monday night the topic of boomerang kids moving back in with their families was back in the spotlight, with a HuffPost Live segment featuring the v...

Anthonia Akitunde

Mom, Dad: Your Boomerang Kids Want To Lay Down Some Ground Rules | Anthonia Akitunde | Posted 07.27.2012 | Fifty

Some boomerang kids may be able to recall having this feeling growing up: There's an entire world waiting for me that my parents do not want me to exp...

Enough With Bashing The Boomerang Kids And Their Parents

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 09.11.2012 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

We did what we thought was best for our kids -- and I believe the majority of our kids are trying to do the best they can for themselves as well.

The Un-Empty Nest

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 09.02.2012 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

Whoever coined the phrase "the empty nest" didn't have real children.

How U.S. Families Weathered The Recession

Posted 06.21.2012 | Business

The recession didn’t just hurt our wallets, it also changed the sleeping arrangements. Between 2007 and 2010, the number of adult Americans livi...

My Boomerang Boy Is Bouncing

Dorothy Sander | Posted 08.20.2012 | Fifty
Dorothy Sander

I was excited about my son getting involved in a life of his choosing at college, excited about the possibilities. What I wasn't prepared for was the coming home part.

This Generation Has Suffered Massive Loss Of Wealth

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 06.20.2012 | Money

The generation known for bringing the world grunge, 'zines and slackers is, apparently, slacking. Those born between 1966 and 1975, belonging to Ge...

Boomerang Kids: Coming To A Couch Near You

Jody Gastfriend | Posted 08.11.2012 | Fifty
Jody Gastfriend

My friend leans forward, gripping her latte with both hands. "He looked so peaceful, lying there on the couch with an afghan bunched under his head," she said. "I could hear him snoring slightly -- just like he did when he was a baby. Sound asleep. And you know what? I just wanted to smack him on the head and scream 'Get up! Get up! Get your lazy ass up and do something!'"

Why Kids Don't Leave Home -- It's Not (Just) The Economy

Jane Adams Ph.D. | Posted 07.31.2012 | Fifty
Jane Adams Ph.D.

Baby boomers have been enabling their kids' extended adolescence for over two decades, spurred on by their desire to have a more honest, authentic, intimate connection with their children than most of them enjoyed with their own parents.

The Average Wedding Costs An Outrageous Amount

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 05.22.2012 | Money

Mark Zuckerberg just married his longtime girlfriend Priscilla Chan a day after Facebook's epic debut on the NASDAQ. But most people aren't lucky enou...

ING Retirement Coach on Graduates' Failure to Launch

Jacob Gold | Posted 07.16.2012 | Money
Jacob Gold

The beauty of the boomerang is that after sending it off, it comes right back to its original destination. In the case of parents sending their children to college -- or the workforce -- and having them return home, the effect might not have the same "beauty."

Want To Avoid Student Debt? Think Twice About State Schools

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 05.16.2012 | Money

Student debt weighing on your mind? You might be surprised about where the worst of it comes from. A recent Reuters analysis of student debt at var...