They thought they were empty nests, BUT NO! To my surprise, adult children returning to live become a very common housing situation. Such a contract should respect both your values and the fact that your child is now an adult. The contract should be a realistic agreement on what it means to live at home and an agreement that ensures everyone is on the same side. A few months ago, a Millennial wrote an open letter to the CEO of Yelp, who did so by chance. She explained his inability to pay the cost of living in San Francisco and the changes he needed to make to help not only his situation, but also other collaborators. Even those who agreed with their arguments had to admit that the tone of her letter was reckless, and it`s no surprise that she was fired the next day. The story went viral, pushing critics and sympathizers alike. 4. Level of education.
Fewer millennial graduates live at home. The biggest gift you can give your child is how to be independent and take responsibility. If a child fears independence and responsibility, you can solve this problem by having a written agreement that shows the child how they can live by your rules and has ongoing discussions about the goal of independence and how it can be achieved. A trap for parents when adult children come to live at home is overconsumption, especially overeating and soft structure. It reminds me of the movie “Failure to Launch,” in which Kathy Bates and Terry Bradshaw, parents of a thirty-year-old adult (Matthew McConaughey), hire an interventionist to help them get him out of the house.