So your child moved back in with you after graduation, and it seems like she will never leave. Or worse, you’re sending rent checks each month while she searches for jobs in the big city.
You often find yourself wondering if she will ever grow up. You’re concerned that your child is suffering from delayed adolescence.
But research suggests there’s no need to panic. Parental support during emerging adulthood does not necessarily inhibit young adults from becoming independent, experts say. This close relationship is actually beneficial to both kids and parents.
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Editor’s note: This story is part of the New Boom series on millennials in America.