I first wrote about this phenomena in 2004. In fact my co-author and I were the first ones to publish a book on this subject, titled, Mom, Can I Move Back in With You? A guidebook for parents of twenty somethings. It’s now available for the Kindle.
The topic has proved to be evergreen and journalists continue to write about Kids moving home after college. Adam Davison for the New York Times has pronounced, “It’s Official: The Boomerang Kids Won’t Leave!”
Well, I for one am not one bit surprised. The lack of generation gap coupled with the economy, student loans and low paying entry jobs and high rent makes moving home a smart choice. Moving home doesn’t mean our kids are stunted, stuck or exeriencing arrested development.
Moving home is a rational decision for parents and twenty
somethings that makes good sense.