Forty percent of Americans ages 18 to 34 live with their parents today. More than a third are unemployed or underemployed. And they change jobs an average seven times in their 20s alone.
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How to go
WHAT: Talk, Q&A and book signing with author Jeffrey Jensen Arnett
WHERE: Books & Co., 4453 Walnut St., The Greene, Beavercreek
WHEN: 7 p.m. Thursday
Tips for parents
Treat back-at-home children as adults. Don’t slip into the old roles of doing laundry and cooking for them; you may even let them handle yours.
Set clear expectations. Money is the No. 1 source of conflict between parents and kids in their 20s. Be clear about providing support, but only as part of their clear plans and active efforts toward independence.
Enjoy the connections. Arnett’s study found only 6 percent of families said having adult children living with them was mostly negative. Instead, relationships are much better than during teen years, and the children often contribute to household duties.