Reuters has an article that all parents with adult children living at home should read before sending off their taxes. According to the article, low-income adult children could save you up to $6000 in taxes. That’s a significant savings that will make a big dent in the extra expenses your adult child is adding to your household! You can read the article by clicking here.
A journalist in London is looking for women in their late 20s-30s who live with their parents and who would be happy to be interviewed and potentially photographed for a magazine piece to go in a broadsheet Sunday supplement.
From the journalist:
The piece will be a nice article, looking at the way the recession (among other things) is changing our perceptions of family and the different ways in which people successfully structure family life. Do get in touch and I can give you more information about what it would entail (not much – an hour or so of your time), and about me too. I can also credit businesses or any other activities (books or plays, for example, or charities). Thanks very much!
You can contact her at rebeccaLseal(at)gmail.com.
Very interesting new information has emerged from a survey conducted in the UK by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. It shows (perhaps not surprisingly) that parents treat adult sons living at home quite differently from adult daughters in the same position. Among the findings:
- Parents are three times more likely to let a son move back home than a daughter
- Almost 60% of parents say they spoil their sons, while only 35% say they spoil their daughters
So, are you spoiling your son? And, if so, are you setting up inappropriate expectations that will make it harder for him to get established on his own two feet when it is time for him to leave the nest?
A researcher in the Los Angeles area is looking for families whose college grads have returned home to live to interview for a Psych paper. She is looking for families that have issues because of the living situation, whether it be joblessness, contributions to the household, personalities, economics, etc., as well as those who have a great relationship. Please email the researcher at the e-mail address below with a few lines about your family situation and leave contact information.