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Old 10-16-2010, 06:18 AM
 
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Boomerang kids: 85% of college graduates must move back home - Oct. 14, 2010

85% of college graduates plan to move back home with parents. I guess the green shoots thing was not quite truthful.
Here is a follow up topic: what do they do when they are back home?

If I could afford for my child to stay with me after college, I would not want her spending all of her time looking for work. She would have to choose an interest, especially if she did not choose one when attending college, borrow some books from the library and learn new skills.

I know quite a few stay-at-home-parents who are making a decent income consulting, arts and crafts, etc.
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Old 10-16-2010, 10:45 AM
 
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Here is a follow up topic: what do they do when they are back home?

If I could afford for my child to stay with me after college, I would not want her spending all of her time looking for work. She would have to choose an interest, especially if she did not choose one when attending college, borrow some books from the library and learn new skills.

I know quite a few stay-at-home-parents who are making a decent income consulting, arts and crafts, etc.
With all due respect for your POV, I can't help pointing out that kids who have graduated from college are adults. They turned adult at age 21. If they return to their parents' homes out of financial necessity and the good will of their parents, they should not be "told" what to do, how to spend their time, what to choose. They are adult, and as such are guests in the parent's home.

The one exception I would make is that because of the circumstances, the adult "child" should be expected to get up at a reasonable time (not sleep all day) and spend a certain part of the day looking for work.

What can and should be expected is a mutual contract of "house rules"--what chores they must do, meal times if they want meals, and whether or not they can have guests overnight. This would be the same for any adult who is visiting the home.

This is the most troubling aspect of boomerang adult children...remembering they are adults, and respecting them as such.

On topic: I am wondering what the suffering level will be when so many graduates cannot pay back their student loans.
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