Category Archives: Media appearances

Adult Children in the News has been featured in a  number of news stories lately — further evidence that multi-generational living is a growing trend. You can find information about all of my work with the media on the Media page, but here are my three favorite recent articles:

Rules for When the Chicks Return to the Nest
By Alina Tugend, The New York Times

When Adult Kids Move Back Home: 8 rules to preserve your health, savings and peace of mind
by Stacy Julien, AARP

Being grown up about moving back home
by Andrea Pyros, The Vancouver Province


Watch Generation Boomerang online

If you missed Generation Boomerang last night on CBC, you can watch it online at

You can also read the transcript of an interesting live chat with the producers of the documentary from earlier this morning at

Some good insight and interesting things for parents to think about!

Generation Boomerang airs tonight on CBC

If you have adult children living at home and you’re living in Canada, you’ll want to check out Generation Boomerang tonight at 9 p.m. on CBC’s Doc Zone. You can find loads of information about the program at

I spent a day talking with filmmakers Sharon Bartlett and Maria LeRose  of DreamFilm Productions about this increasing trend, and you can see parts of our discussion in the documentary. Here are some images from my day filming with the DreamFilm crew:

adult children living at home documentary filming
adult children living at home documentary filming
adult children living at home documentary filming

Trailer: Generation Boomerang

Dreamfilm Productions, a Canadian production company, has made a documentary about adult children living at home. It airs November 10 on CBC’s Doc Zone. You can see me in the trailer, and in the documentary, talking about why this is becoming a more common trend, and what it means for the families involved. Click the image to watch the trailer.

Generation Boomerang

Boomerang kids' impact on your budget

Today, I provided some key tips for a story on  about how boomerang kids moving back home can impact your budget. Here’s a quote from the article that all parents thinking about welcoming boomerang kids back home should keep in mind:

“There’s a misconception from the adult children’s side, and sometimes from the parent’s side as well, that it’s free to have the adult child come and live at home as long as the room is there and available. That’s just not true,” Newberry says.

You can read the whole article on here.

Upcoming documentary on adult children living at home

Last week I spent the day with a crew filming a documentary on adult children living at home for CBC television’s documentary series “Doc Zone,” sharing some of my insights on this growing trend, and also talking about my own two stints living at home as an adult. It was a great day, and I’m really looking forward to seeing the documentary when it airs, probably about a year from now. In the meantime, they are looking for families with adult children living at home to interview. They’re a great crew, and if you’re interested in speaking with them about your family, I’d be happy to put you in touch — just send me an e-mail at

Here are some pictures from the shoot:

adult children living at home documentary filming

adult children living at home documentary filming

adult children living at home documentary filming

Want to be in a documentary on adult children living at home?

A Canadian production company is working on a documentary looking at the implications of the global trend of adult children moving back into (or never leaving) their parents’ homes.  They will be looking at the issue from the perspective of the adult children and the parents, and  will be using real families in the documentary to talk about the issues. If you are interested in being considered for this documentary, or finding out more, send me an e-mail at and I will put you in touch with the producers.

Recent media appearances has been in the news a couple of times recently, offering tips for parents dealing with adult children returning home after college.

adult children living at home cover storyThe Ventura County Reporter’s story Boomerang Generation: From high hopes to grim realities, local adults, young and old, enter unknown territory included several tips from AdultChildrenLivingatHome, inclusing this one:

“Living with your adult kids can be a positive experience for both you and them, as long as you know how to make it work and are prepared to put in the effort,” Newberry said. She also warns against the danger of giving too much, which “may not be doing your adult children any favors” and could actually harm their chances of being successful in the future.

Yahoo! Shine’s piece How to make it work when college grads return home to live included this key piece of advice:

“If you treat them like a kid again, you’re not helping them — you are creating a lifestyle that they won’t be able to maintain when they leave,” Newberry says. “Your job is to get them to where they don’t need you anymore.”