Boomerang Children Essay

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Parenting plays a big part of the development of boomerang kids. Having a young adult who is too dependent on their parents can lead to them coming back till beyond adulthood. In order to avoid these situations, parents should push young adults to be more independent. I believe that boomerang kids have become too dependent on parents and come back whenever they have any issues. In this paper I will cover a few ways to help a young adult be independent, which in turn will lead them to be more successful and help parents when they need to depend on their children.
One way parents can help reduce young adults dependability is to teach them how to make rational decisions. Once their kids reach high school is a good time to start doing that. Parents should start by making them have to wake up on their own, get ready for school on their own, and encourage them
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An article by Ed. K. Lee Lerner, Brenda Wilmoth Lerner, and Adrienne Wilmoth Lerner states, “For the boomerang children, the parental home functions as a sanctuary and a temporary refuge while the adult son or daughter determines their next steps.” It is not bad if your child lives with you or stays with you while they are in the process of getting on their feet, just do not let that time be wasted. Parents should encourage them to go out there, help them apply for college and jobs, be their guide while still giving them responsibility. The article by Lerner states, “The census determined that in 2005, an estimated eighteen million young adults, those between the ages of eighteen and thirty-four, were resident in the homes of their parents.” This may not have been caused directly by parents, there are other factors that do cause boomerang kids. But how many of those young adults were never taught how to be more

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