What do you do when your young adult children want to keep living with you? The best thing you can do is call a family conference. Let’s find out why they want to continue living at home. Is it so they can save money while attending college? Is it because they are lazy and don’t want to work. Is it because they need a little extra time to emotionally prepare for the real world? Let’s make sure the reason for staying at home has purpose. Secondly, let’s get a plan for moving the child toward independence. No young adults will ultimately be happy with themselves if they don’t see a future. If they are physically or mentally incapable of living independently, that’s another matter. Love encourages independence.
January 29, 2013