A news and current affairs program in Australia is looking for adults in their late 20s/early 30s who are choosing to still live at home with their parents. If this describes your family and you are interested in being on the program, please contact Sue Cram at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you follow my blog, you know I provide advice for parents with adult children living at home or thinking about moving home. Now, there’s a new book by Globe and Mail columnist Rob Carrick that offers advice to young people on how not to get stuck moving home in the first place.
Is the book a worthwhile read? The good news is you can get a risk-free sample by downloading the first chapter of the Kindle edition for free on Amazon.com, where you can also buy the full Kindle book.The hardcopy is available only on Amazon.ca.
A journalist is looking to speak with a few fathers who have had children that lived at home after college for a year or so, but at this point the child has moved out, lives on his/her own, and is fully independent.
If you are interested in talking about this you can reach her at: email@example.com.
The Casting Firm and a major cable network are looking for families with married couples and their parents currently living in the same house for a new TV show.
Whatever the situation may be, if you find yourself residing in the same house with your spouse AND your parents (or if you’re a parent living with your married child), then they want to hear from you. If you fit this description and have a big personality and great story, please e-mail The Casting Firm at CASTINGS@THECASTINGFIRM.COM
In your e-mail, include family photos along with the names and ages of each family member living at home, as well as a brief description of the family dynamic. Write “Family Project” along with your last name and the city and state that you reside in the subject line of your email, and please make sure to include a contact number with your submission.
Families will be compensated for their time. All participants must be legal U.S. residents.
Please note that AdultChildrenLivingatHome.com is not associated with this production, so please do not send inquiries or casting submissions to AdultChildrenLivingatHome.com. Contact The Casting Firm directly at CASTINGS@THECASTINGFIRM.COM.
A New York-based TV news organization is looking for a family with college grads who have moved back home. They’d like to speak on camera to both the parents and the grad(s) about their experiences living in this new situation. If you’re willing to be interviewed on camera for a major TV news program, please send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll put you in touch with the producer.
Univerity of Queensland psychology honors student Emma Tarrant is conducting research to investigate “the attitudes and perceptions of the parents of adult children who still live at home.” Her goal is to determine how Australian parents are dealing with the fact that their children are staying at home longer, and whether they would benefit from additional support. You can read more about the study, and find a link to complete the short online survey, on the University of Queensland website here.
MyApartmentMap.com is currently running a contest for the best story from an adult child about lessons learned living with their parents. The prize is $100, and you can learn more about the contest at http://www.facebook.com/MyApartmentMap. Who knows — it could be a neat way to get your adult child thinking about what they have gained from the experience of living with you… and I’m sure $100 wouldn’t hurt on the path to independence!
Please note that adultchildrenlivingathome.com is not affiliated with this contest — just thought I’d let you know about it. Enjoy!
A little bit of humor today from The Associated Press, as printed in the Southtown Star. Among the recommended comments to avoid? “I’m sure we all need a break from stress, but you need a job before you know what real stress is.” Check out the rest of the list here: Parents: Want to be on good terms with the newly minted college grad? 10 things not to say
An interesting article in Psychology Today talks about why more adult children are moving home, and some of the reasons why this is no longer a temporary phenomenon, but part of a larger cultural shift. Neither parents nor adult children feel embarrassment or a sense of failure when the adult children remain financially dependent well into their twenties or even thirties, as would have been the case a generation ( or even half a generation) ago.
You can read this interesting take on the not-so-empty nests of the Boomer Generation here.