Dr. Duffy Talks Boomerang Children

Wednesday, September 05, 2012 · Filed Under:

Dr. John Duffy, Family Therapist has been kind enough to provide us with some tips on how parents everywhere can get their boomerang kids back on the road to independence and keep peace at home.

1- Develop boundaries: You are mother and child but you’re also two
adults. Maybe conversations about chores or dating or whatever else is a trigger for arguments only happen once a week so it isn’t so irritating.

2- Set a timeline that’s realistic so there’s a common goal and agreed upon move out date.

3 -Set financial goals: A solid savings is the most important thing needed for both of you to move out of mom’s house. You don’t want to be in this situation again, so you need to make sure you have enough of a cushion that if an emergency were to arise, you wouldn’t have return home as a safety net.

What do you think of this new trend of people over the age of 18 moving back home?

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