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How to Live with Your Adult Child

by Lindsay Hutton

They're called Generation Y--the growing numbers of young adults who promptly move back home after college, or perhaps never move out at all, in an effort to save money while searching for a perfect job. Living with your grown child can be a stressful tug of war for control: Your child makes his own decisions, but you still rule the roost. Read on to find some tips and suggestions to make living with your adult child a little easier on everyone in your household.

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Be on the Same Page


Have a serious talk with your child about the situation. Make sure you both agree to the terms and conditions of the arrangement. Living together will take compromises on both parts, and it will be easier if you keep lines of communication open and set expectations beforehand.

As a parent, you'll have to accept that your child is an adult and can make his own decisions, and your child will have to realize that living in your house might entail more rules than he is used to.

Next: Establish Boundaries

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