Ok, parents, this one’s for you. Well, it’s for you if any of these questions resonate:
Is your grown child over age 21 still living at home, even though he or she has a job?
Is your grown kid unemployed and still trying to find himself, while crashing in his or her old bedroom at the family homestead?
Do you and your spouse argue over what to do about the situation?
Do you feel helpless and unable to find a way to actually get to the proverbial empty nest?
The challenge of so many grown kids at home (when their parents are ready for them to launch) is unique to the 21st century. I know many parents in this boat, and so do psychologists Phyllis Goldberg and Rosemary Lichtman. In fact, so many of their clients were struggling with how to help motivate their children out of the nest that the two wrote a great resource book. And, they set up a consulting practice to help parents in the sandwich generation.
Hear what they have to say about the issue during my interview with them over at Boomeon and, if you need further coping skills, consider their book, “Whose Couch Is it, Anyway? Moving Your Millennial.” It’s a quick read and a great resource for parents facing these kids of challenges. You might also check out their mentoring services, which could be a big help if you’re beyond frustrated.
Read about it here.