Parents OK With Kids Back In The Nest

May 09, 2013 -- 11:50am

(Metro) While a number of 18-to-29-year-olds end up back to their parents' home on their paths toward independence, that's OK with most moms and dads. 

More than 60-percent of the mothers and fathers taking part a new Clark University poll say it's been "mostly positive" having their adult kids back in the nest, while just six-percent have found the experience to be "mostly negative." 

Parents have found a number of perks that come with arrangement. Nearly two-thirds of the moms and dads say they've developed stronger emotional bonds with their adult children, and 66-percent enjoy their kids' company. 

And most of the returning kids aren't deadbeats. More than 60-percent of the parents say their adult children take on domestic responsibilities and pitch in around the house.

Moms and dads say the primary drawback is financial. Four in ten parents admit having their adult children back home has put a strain on their budget.


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