Just woudering about current parents
September 6, 2008 2:40pm CST
With the current economy, do you think it's going to take a little longer to have an empty nest? (all children moved out) or do you expect some to move back in? I don't see kids (young adults) as eager to get out as soon as the did years ago. My thing is you finish high school, go to college or get a full time JOB so you can get your own place. If I let hubby have his way, he'd move all children back here...forever.
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6 Sep 08
Hi Mzhuma, My two eldest have already moved out really, only the on at uni may make a return once that ends in two years time, but both are fairly independent girls and I have taught them from a young age to provide for themselves by starting young earning pocket money for chores. It has been difficult to get on the property ladder for years and in fact it may even benefit them with the house prices dropping as they are. It is hard for people trying to sell properties at the moment and one of my daughters boyfriends was having a house built abroad but rather than continue has forfireted the deposit instead so it is affecting everybody. My weekly shop has increased by about a third and that is wioth me trying to buy more economical brands. I agree a lot of children are staying at home until well into their twenties. I left as soon as I left school. Different generation I suppose too. Ellie :D
• United States
6 Sep 08
I left home after high school. I maintained well if I spent my money wisely. Young people today would have it hard making minimum wage. Matter of fact, jobs are so scarce that older adults are accepting minimum wage job just to have something coming in.
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