Category Archives: adult children

Technology Closes Gap between Parents and Boomerang Kids

  It is estimated that one in five adults in their 20s and 30s are living with their parents for one reason or another. If your kids have decided to move home after college or a few years on their own, it can be tough to find common ground and reconnect with them, but it’s not impossible. Use technology to bridge the gap between you and your kids. Here are a few ways to do so: Use social media. Perhaps the most obvious way to use technology to reconnect with … Continue reading

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More Millennials Are Back Home

It’s June – do you know where your Millennial is? You do if your daughter has moved back in after college graduation or your son has returned home to live after losing his first job. And that’s the situation for over 30% of 18- to 34-year-olds – more than those living with a romantic partner. Recently, the Pew Research Center released their newest report highlighting the situation for Boomerang Kids, particularly the large number of young men in this age group. What has been driving this trend? Although some pundits … Continue reading

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College Grads: Moving Back With Parents

A lot of students are about to walk away from campus – diplomas in hand – and straight back home. May is boomerang month for many families. And the return to the nest is hardly surprising, as 70% of graduates with a bachelor’s degree carry at least $35,000 in debt. According to the Pew Research Center as many as 1 in 3 Millennials are not living independently. Less than 5% of parents think their 2016 graduates will have a full-time job after college. And over 35% say they expect to … Continue reading

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Woman as Daughter, Mom, MIL, Grandmother

Have you noticed how you and the women in your life are able to accomplish a myriad of activities all the while maintaining rich relationships? According to the pundits, this may be because women are traditionally good at multitasking – both at work and at home. The conventional wisdom is that this skill is a result of both inherent abilities as well as the effects of learning and socialization. Recently, scientists using MRI scans have found that the brains of women are hard-wired to excel at multitasking whereas men’s brains … Continue reading

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