When Adult Kids Move Back Home – MBFLP 219

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What do you do when the adult kids move out … and then come back?

It’s not uncommon – the Census Bureau reports that more than one out of three Millennials (ages 18-34) are living at home with their parents. (In some states, it’s nearly 50%!)

This is not unusual historically – when we look back in our family history a hundred years or more, we see it was common for adult children to be living with parents and sharing the work of farm, forge, and kitchen – or for newlyweds to be living with their parents or in-laws for a time, too.

But this has become more common in recent years. Why?

Young people are getting married later – age of first marriage is approaching 30 for men and 27 for women

  • In 1976, 75% of men and 93% of women were married by age 30
  • In 2014, it was half that – 32% of men and 46% of women
  • More Millennials live with their parents than with a spouse

Student loan debt is a serious burden to many, too. The average college graduate with a bachelor’s degree left school with nearly $28,500 in debt

And this all happening in the midst of a long, sluggish recovery from the financial crises of 2008 and beyond.

So it’s not surprising or rare for parents to find themselves with a twenty-something son or daughter moving back into their old bedroom.

The question is, how can we make this work for all of us?

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Raising Adults – HIRL Episode 73

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Free homeschool podcast about raising childrenWhen is the right time to start giving your kids freedom in the area of their finances? At what age should they have a checking account? What about a credit card? And when should we trust them with the internet, social media, and a smart phone?

Hal and Melanie Young, authors of Raising Real Men and podcasters right here on the Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network, have parented their teens and young adults with the belief that they are raising adults, not kids. For them, walking alongside their children with the end goal in mind answers some of those tough questions about when to open the world up to their kids. We think you’ll have a lot to chew on as we discuss raising adults on this lively episode of Homeschooling in Real Life.

2:38 – Introduction
13:56 – Hal and Melanie Young, Part 1
26:20 -Hal and Melanie Young, Part 2


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Lunch w/Meredith & Felice – Growing Up & Moving On!

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Lunch with Meredith and Felice

Let’s Talk Kids Growing UP and Moving On

Meredith and Felice have homeschooled in the double-digits in terms of years – and they have the experience to share what works and what does not!

We love to know about curriculum, and organization and family conflict resolutions – and of course we talk about marriage as well…but what happens when your kids grow up and move out? How do you transitition as a family and individually in your relationships? Here to share with you are two vintage moms – one who has had a daughter graduate, get married and now has a family of her own (Felice) and one who will have her first Wedding!! in a few weeks (Meredith) with her daughter getting married.

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