Boundaries should be set so your own goals don't fall by the wayside.
If you thought you'd have the house to yourself once the kids reached adulthood, statistics paint a different picture, with more adult children remaining in the family home today than in years gone by.
Not only are children living with their parents for longer, a high portion of those who move out end up coming back within a year or two.
If it's something you’re facing, we look at what you can do to ensure your own goals aren’t overlooked.
What do national statistics reveal?
- Nearly one in four Aussies aged 20 to 34 continue to live with their parents1
- More than half of those aged 25 to 29 who have moved out have come back, with 52% lasting less than two years and 20% lasting less than a year out of home2
- More than 65% cited financial problems (increased cost of living, housing affordability issues and growing education debt) as their main reasons for moving back in.3
Based on McCrindle Research and figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics - Australian Social Trends June 2009