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Boomerang Kids

Who's In Charge When Your Adult (?) Child Returns Home

Lisa Rosenthal | Posted 06.10.2016 | Fifty
Lisa Rosenthal

They're smart. They may very well know the issues about voting better than we do. They care about the economy. They care about the world's resources. They're hip. They even know the new word for hip, which clearly I don't. They're adults! And yet, are they? What happens when they come home?

The Stranger in the Bedroom

Jane Adams Ph.D. | Posted 06.06.2016 | Fifty
Jane Adams Ph.D.

When they went off to college, you turned their rooms into your home office, gym, or (wo)man cave. Now they're back, maybe just for a pit stop on the way to real life, but they're not the same kids who left and you're all aware that even though the rules and roles have changed, it's not clear what the new ones are -- yours or theirs.

Young Adults More Likely To Live With Parents Than Ever Before

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.25.2016 | Fifty

Parents, dreaming of living out your golden years in the peace and quiet of an empty nest? Think again. A new Pew Research Center report says young ad...

Overcoming the Failure to Launch Epidemic

Brook Price | Posted 04.18.2016 | Parents
Brook Price

As families move from a caregiving mindset to a caretaking one, failure to launch is becoming increasingly common.

Dear Boomerangers: It's Okay to Cry

Desirae Hoover | Posted 04.12.2016 | College
Desirae Hoover

Moving back in with my family is also an embarrassing thing. I can't shake off that I'm ashamed of moving back, even knowing that it is not uncommon. I have failed as an adult and I should be ashamed. But I starting to think I shouldn't be embarrassed to cry about it.

5 Reason to be Happy Your Adult Children Moved Home (Temporarily)

Troy Stoneking | Posted 01.19.2016 | Parents
Troy Stoneking

After our oldest son moved out and his brother went to college my wife and I started getting used to empty nest syndrome. Unlike a lot of couples we l...

What Do You Think Of Grown Kids Living With Their Parents? | Adam Goldberg | Posted 12.01.2015 | Parents

More young adults are living at home with their parents than have done so since the 1940s....

Why So Many Millennials Are Financially Supporting Their Parents

Buck Wargo | Posted 08.24.2015 | Fifty
Buck Wargo

It turns out that when it comes to retirement planning, baby boomers may be in worse shape than we thought. A survey from TD Ameritrade shows that a whopping 20 percent of millennials are supporting their parents, including baby boomer parents.

Why So Many Adult Kids Continue To Move Back Home

Buck Wargo | Posted 08.10.2015 | Fifty
Buck Wargo

If you're wondering whether the living-with-the-parents trend impacts young adults who have or don't have a college education, the Pew study shows there is a difference. It shows that 86 percent of those with college degrees live independently of their family compared to 88 percent five years ago and 90 percent in 2007.

Meet a Boomerang Kid!

Clark Howard | Posted 07.14.2016 | Fifty
Clark Howard

When I wrote my 10th book, Clark Howard's Living Large for the Long Haul, I relayed the stories of 50 Americans who were making ends meet during the recession and in its aftermath. One of the stories that generated the most interest was that of Cesar, a 24-year-old college graduate who moved back in with his parents -- even while making good money.

As Our Children Graduate From High School, We Need To Graduate As Well

Dorothy O'Keefe Diana | Posted 05.29.2016 | Parents
Dorothy O'Keefe Diana

Allowing teens to grow and feel uncomfortable is vital to their emotional development and is just as important as all that nurturing we provided. As our teenagers graduate, our goals for them should graduate as well.

Want To Retire Early? Cut The Cord, Study Says

Buck Wargo | Posted 05.27.2015 | Fifty
Buck Wargo

For baby boomers who hope to retire early and enjoy the rest of their lives with travel and other pursuits they've put on hold, it helps to have children that are financially independent.In fact, you're more than twice as likely to retire earlier if you don't have to support your adult children.

Yagana Shah

9 Hilarious Ways Parents Have Tried To Get Their Kids To Move Out | Yagana Shah | Posted 11.25.2014 | Fifty

Empty nesters -- it could be a lot worse. While the quiet rooms of your home may feel like a bleak reality, for some parents it's something they can o...

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...

The 3 Things That Could Save Your Retirement That You Will Never Ever Do

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.30.2014 | Fifty

Let's face it: A lot of us worry about not having enough money to live on after we stop working. In fact, it's the principal reason why we keep workin...

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...

The 2 Most Important Things You Can Give Your Children

Rebecca Perkins | Posted 12.17.2013 | Fifty
Rebecca Perkins

One of the fundamental goals and responsibilities for me as a parent for the last 21 years has been the notion of giving my children Roots and Wings. To raise them in a way that they feel they have a strong sense of self and of belonging and at the same time instilling in them through unconditional love, trust and respect the confidence to truly spread their wings and fly.

Yagana Shah

Why These Empty Nesters Are Full Of Joy | Yagana Shah | Posted 10.12.2013 | Fifty

Gone are the days of empty nesters staring wistfully at their children's now uninhabited rooms, longing to hear teenage laughter echo through the hous...

7 Great Ways To Support Your Unemployed Boomerang Kid

Mary Quigley | Posted 11.15.2013 | Fifty
Mary Quigley

With the hordes heading back to school, it hard to escape September's fresh-start mentality. For many Baby Boomers this month signals a rewind, whether it's packing off children to college, younger siblings to high school, or simply the return to a non-summer-mode routine.

So Boomerang Kids, You Want To Move Back Home? Really?

Next Avenue | Suzanne Gerber | Posted 09.11.2013 | Fifty

Last week, Minneapolis’ ran an article by Emily Cain, a local freelance writer who also, as they put it, “happens to be a boomeran...

At Grandmother's House We Stay: One in 10 Kids Lives With A Grandparent

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.04.2013 | Fifty

Call it a residual from the recession, but in 2011, 7.7 million children -- one in 10 -- were living in the same household as one of their grandparent...

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."

'It's Almost As If 27 Is The New 18'

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.13.2013 | Fifty

Americans don't speak in one voice when it comes to how long it's OK for adult kids to live with their parents after college, according to a new surve...

5 Real Reasons Why Adult Kids Still Live At Home

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.01.2013 | Fifty

Thanks to the latest Pew research, we know what we already knew: More adult children than ever before in the past 40 years are living with their paren...

50 Ways To Send Your Boomerang Kid Packing

Posted 07.10.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Lisa Endlich Once back home, they tend to grow roots. So tell them there must be 50 ways to leave their mother. W...