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Boomerang Kids

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...

Are We Being Those Parents?

Amy Ruhlin | Posted 11.04.2012 | Fifty
Amy Ruhlin

As my husband drives us back home, I sit in the car and wonder if today was a rescue. I wonder if we were being "helicopter parents."

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

Boomerang Kids

Mindy Utay | Posted 08.29.2012 | College
Mindy Utay

Now that peak college graduation season is over, the word "boomerang" seems to be on everyone's lips, as in "boomerang kids," college grads who return home to roost, $200,000 diploma in hand.

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.

How Close Is Too Close To Your Grown Kids?

Jane Adams Ph.D. | Posted 08.19.2012 | Fifty
Jane Adams Ph.D.

Whether or not it's actually a "sandwich," post 50s caught between caring for their elderly parents and helping you out may not be enjoying it quite as much as they tell researchers they are. Like many post-parents, when it comes to their grown kids, they either lie or brag, and sometimes do both.

Boomeranging into an Empty Nest

Lisa Solod | Posted 07.31.2012 | Parents
Lisa Solod

As I packed up the house at the same time I packed my daughter up for college, I sensed that my timing was predicated on my desire not to have empty nest syndrome when my last child left.

Cheers To The Graduate

Judi Freedman | Posted 07.22.2012 | Fifty
Judi Freedman

My son D, my baby boy who I gave birth to 22 years ago this week, graduated from college. At his graduation ceremony, I took in every word that each speaker had to say.

NPR Tackles Big Issues Facing The Sandwich Generation

Debra Ollivier | Posted 06.17.2012 | Fifty
Debra Ollivier

Beginning April 17, NPR will broadcast a series following the lives of three different families, providing intimate insight into the complexities and challenges of being a caregiver to two generations.

Unemployed, Barely Getting By And Fearing The Future

Posted 04.07.2012 | Fifty

The U.S. economy added 120,000 jobs in March, the Labor Department announced Friday, fewer than economists expected, and the unemployment rate decline...

These Gen Yers Are Bucking The Trend

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 03.19.2012 | Money

Moving back home with mom and dad is...cool? According to a recent Pew Research Center report on the "boomerang generation" three in 10 young adult...

Life & Happiness With Laura Rowley: Dealing With Boomerang Kids

Laura Rowley | Posted 01.30.2012 | Fifty

The Great Recession has led to the largest spike ever in the number of Americans living in multigenerational households, according to a study by the P...

Laura Rowley

Failure To Launch: Why Multigenerational Households Are Surging

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Rowley | Posted 01.23.2012 | Fifty

Lindsay Samakow, 23, graduated from Penn State University in 2010 and took a job selling phone service door-to-door to small businesses. The recruiter...

More Post50s Giving Money To Kids To Encourage Homeownership

AOL Real Estate | Posted 12.01.2011 | Fifty

Baby boomers may be in a better position than most to buy homes, but not before helping Junior out of a bind. A national survey found that at least tw...

Are Post50s Letting Their Kids Run Their Lives?

Calgary Herald | Posted 11.22.2011 | Fifty

The adult children of their Baby Boomer parents are continuing to have a large financial effect on the Boomers well into retirement, influencing every...

The Paradox Of Spending

Mary Quigley | Posted 01.21.2012 | Parents
Mary Quigley

What does it really cost to have a boomerang kid? Let's examine some of those necessities.

12 Dumb Things About Moving Back In With Your Parents

Dumb As A Blog | David Moye | Posted 12.25.2011 | Weird News

Approximately 43% of adults aged 25 to 34 years old are currently living with their parents. While yes, you should certainly be thankful that you ...

Why 'There's No Place Like Home' For Boomerang Kids

SFGate | Posted 12.17.2011 | Fifty

Danny Guo came marching home two years ago as a corporal from the U.S. Marine Corps, thinking the country he served would be a land of instant job opp...