Skip to comments.Adult kids flock back to the nest
Posted on 03/14/2012 8:47:06 AM PDT by detective
As children grow up and venture out into the world, the transition from a bustling household to an empty one can be difficult -- so why not skip it all together? That's what millions of families are doing, not just in the United States, but in many other developed countries as well. In Italy, the culture of "mammismo" or mamas' boys, is widely accepted: Today, 37% of men age 30 or younger have never lived away from home. In Japan, "parasite singles" are chastised in the media for depending on Mom and Dad, but having few other options, they do it anyway.
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My mother did start charging me rent, and I saved money for when I did move out (and my wife and I paid for our own wedding, as well), so it was win-win.
Now, that's not to say that there isn't something seriously wrong with 30 year-old paperboys living in the basement
These aren’t people in their 20’s who work, pay rent and contribute to the household. That is great.
These are kids in their 30’s with no jobs who want to live at home for the forseeable future and expect their parents to support them.
The work ethic is not “dying” in the younger generation.
It was killed by their parent's generation, who were too stupid to realize that focusing them on school and sports in their teens instead of having them get a job and develop a work ethic before the developmental stage in which that happens had passed was a bad idea.
Even a lot of freepers are that effing stupid. They bought into a lie that academics was enough. Sometimes ridicule actually is the correct approach, and these parents have fully earned it.
Some of your thesis is correct, but some of this is symptomatic of our declining standard of living.
You’ll see a LOT more of this (both young adults and old people) in the future.
Single family homes will become much more of a “luxury” for Americans in the future.
My kids have been told that they are welcome to move back in - so long as they have a full time job (even flipping burgers), follow our rules, do their share of chores, pay for their own share of food, and give half of their after tax pay to us as rent. They would do it in an emergency or during a temporary transition, but they know that I’ll think less of them if they do it out of laziness.
What you’re seeing in this behavior is that TS is slowly, but inexorably, Hing TF.
We are currently IN a SHTF (pronounced “shift”) scenario.
People are “doubling up” for mutual support and protect as the system slowly goes under.
Hell, it only costs 89 dollars just to fill their gas tank...After the high costs of rent, sky high food, insurance, utilities etc etc...
Hells bells, so what in their in the hole, -900 per month!
They all must be lazy.
“Youll see a LOT more of this (both young adults and old people) in the future.”
I couldn’t agree more. We’re watching the decline of a world power. Since there is nothing we can do about it, we may as well observe as one would observe a sporting event.
I agree. It is really tough for young people today. It is tough for everyone. The Obama Administration is destroying the economy.
But there is also a cultural factor. The government and the media encourage people to think they are entitled to have someone else support them. Young people who have bought into this think they have a right to free things that others must pay for. If someone else does not support them then they are victims denied their rights. More and more young people are buying into this idea.
This is really a pet peave of mine. Blaming it on the job market is completely misguided. I left home at 18 for college, bought my first house at 24, build my own house at 34. My brother - divorced twice, lived at home (while married to #1), moved back in after divorce from #2. I play hockey with a number of guys in their mid 30s who still live at home. And the worst part? They are not shamed by it at all. Yet they wonder why they can’t find a wife.
One of my friends in Japan is a fire house captain in Yokohama. The only way he could afford his home was to put a new house on the same land his father's home had been on. It seemed quite common to move out, have your house leveled, and have a new one put in its place.
Yes, the Baraqqicare requirement that “children” be eligible for “health care” on their parents plan to age 26 is a good example.
Liberal poison has destroyed part of the current 20-30s generation. Largely responsible for the current Big Baby in the White House, tantrums included.
My oldest daughter works full time, does more than her share of the chores, buys groceries, is a delight to have around and willingly takes on many of the errands involving my mother which would otherwise fall to me.
As an added bonus, she also takes my wife clothes shopping, a chore most American men enjoy about as much as getting a root canal.
I know what will fix this. And although I hate it, it’s coming.
When I turned 18 my !@#$ was stacked out on the front porch, I’ve been on my own ever since. That’s the way it ought to be done ...
Children who work full time, support themselves and contribute to the household are great. You are fortunate.
This is more about young people who refuse to support themselves, and expect to live off their parents all their lives.
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