As parents, we want our children to reach the point where they can function independently of us. It is the way life is designed – children are born to become adults. However, in contemporary culture it is not uncommon to see adult children who are not succeeding in life and want to return home. Is this a good idea? Perhaps! If you can help them find healing from their hurts; and rediscover their direction then time at home is good. However, if they move home simply as an escape from reality; if they are not open to your help, then you may enable them to live irresponsible lives. My suggestion is to have a family conference. Agree on a plan and hold each other accountable. This is responsible parenting.
September 4, 2014