When Adult Children Move Back Home

'They're Back': 10 Tips for Parents of Boomerang Kids

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By Susan Newman, Ph.D.

They're often known as “boomerang kids.” Your adult child is returning to live with you. How will that work out?

The most lasting connections any of us have are between parents and children. When your grown children return to live with you for economic or other reasons, issues ranging from money matters to personal boundaries can get complicated. But they don’t have to be. These 10 suggestions will not only help you make sharing a home with your grown children harmonious, but also go a long way in strengthening those irreplaceable bonds.

Read the first tip for parents and adult children living under one roof.

Social psychologist Susan Newman, Ph.D., is the author of Under One Roof Again: All Grown Up and (Re)learning to Live Together Happily (Lyons Press), The Book of NO(McGraw-Hill), Parenting an Only Child (Broadway/Doubleday), and other books. Her blog appears on Psychology Today.

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