Susan - posted on 09/01/2009 ( 16 moms have responded )
Ok, anyone else dealing with Adult Children (such an oxymoron don't you think???) moving back home? My son, 20, moved back after one semester at college. He hated the small town that his school was in and came home to attend school locally. Here is my thing....he thinks he's an adult but in my mind an adult fully carries all financial matters by himself, does not depend on parents for car ins, place to live, etc. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad that both my older kids felt that they could come home because that wasn't how I felt when I left home. But, and there's always a "but", both he and his sister (24) do little if anything to help in the house and I have no support from my husband in dealing out consequences if they don't do what is asked; what, if anything, can I do? I work 20-30 hrs. a week and still have a 15 yr. old to chauffeur around so I'm really trying to not get an attitude with them. Suggestions, tips? They do all their own laundry and basically are independent except in helping keep up the home that they live in.