Chazz Reinhold from “Wedding Crashers” had the best of both worlds. He could crash weddings and funerals by day and dine on mom’s meatloaf by night. Why would he ever want to leave home? Experts say, that if your kid is grown and still living at home, it may have more to do with YOU, than your ‘basement dweller’.
Dr Michael Shapiro, an expert in family counseling say’s, parent’s often feel guilty for not pushing their children toward independence when their child was younger and allow them to extend their adolescent behavior. Also, the parent may not encourage their young adult to leave the nest, because the parent is afraid to be alone. Shaprio also notes, enabling only prolongs the inevitable, someday the young adult will need to be self-sufficient and the older they get, the tougher it gets!
Is your adult kid living at home?