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How to Live with Your Adult Child

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Don't Enable


If your child has to move home because he was laid off, it's easy to chalk his misfortune up to a bad economy. But if your child is employed, living at home, and not contributing to household expenses or chores, you might be enabling his dependency by being too accommodating. This isn't doing either one of you any favors. Learn when to draw the line and recognize that teaching independence is part of your role as a parent.

Next: Determine a Realistic Timeframe

September 1, 2014



Don't forget to hydrate! Forego sugary juices and sodas and pack a bottle of water in your child's lunch. If your child likes a little more flavor, spice it up with lemon, lime, cucumbers, or fresh fruit.


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