is the home of The Hands-on Guide to Surviving Adult Children Living at Home, a helpful book for families with adult children living at home. The book is available in electronic and print editions.

Each includes a customizable “Under one Roof” contract template and household budget calculator. Regularly updated tips and information can be found on the blog.

Christina Newberry is the founder of and the author of The Hands-on Guide to Surviving Adult Children Living at Home. She is based in Vancouver, BC.

Media Contact

Christina Newberry, author of The Hands-on Guide to Surviving Adult Children Living at Home and founder of, can provide solid, practical advice for your audience on dealing with adult children living at home. Regularly featured in media reports across The United States, Canada, and Australia, Newberry is available for interviews or comments on boomerang kids and adult children living at home.

She can be contacted at 778-232-1584 or via e-mail at

High-resolution images of the book and the author are available on request.

Previous Interviews and Media Coverage

Parent survival tips for when adult children move back home
August 26, 2017
by Martha Ross
The Mercury News

In Canada, young adults living with parents is the new normal
August 3, 2017
by Valerie Fortney
Calgary Herald

Surviving adult children living at home
May 19, 2016
Global BC News Morning
with Sonia Deol

How to Handle Return of Boomerang Kids
May 13, 2016
by Mary W. Quigley

More young adults relying on ‘Bank of Mom and Dad’: study
September 2, 2015
Reported by Rumina Daya
Global BC News Hour

CBC News Now with Michael Serapio
September 2, 2015
CBC News Network

How boomerang kids are ruining their parents’ retirement
September 2, 2015
by Sunny Freeman
Guelph Mercury

How to handle the finances of a child who moves back home
July 17, 2015
by Jeff Wuorio
Deseret News

What if the kids never leave? Adult children can squeeze your retirement
July 1, 2015
by Gail Johnson
The Globe and Mail

Boomerang kids? Set financial ground rules
December 18, 2014
by Linda White
Sun News Setwork

The Kids Move Back In: Secrets to Saving Your Sanity (Hint: Cash)
November 7, 2014
by Vanessa McGrady

More than Money Radio
May 3, 2014
With Faisal Karmali and David Popowich
NewsTalk 770 Radio, Calgary

When Adult Kids Come Home to the Nest
March 3, 2014
The Bill Good Show
CKNW AM 980, Vancouver

When the nest’s not so empty: Where do you put adult kids?
February 21, 2014
Special Information Feature
The Globe and Mail

Finding jobs on Kijiji and living with parents – a new reality for some Canadian Millennials
January 10, 2014
by Shannon Cuciz, Allie Coulman, and Bruce Laregina

Should I pay my kids’ (college) way?
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
by Galit Breen

Boomerangst: Turning Dilemmas Into Discoveries — Adult Children Living At Home
October 24, 2013
by Diane Sewell

No sex or smoking in the house – rules for boomerang kids
October 9, 2013
Carrick Talks Money
Globe and Mail Web series hosted by Rob Carrick

Should you charge your boomerang kids rent?
October 7, 2013
Carrick Talks Money
Globe and Mail Web series hosted by Rob Carrick

It seems like everyone’s 20-something kids are moving back home
October 2, 2013
Carrick Talks Money
Globe and Mail Web series hosted by Rob Carrick

Is it harder for young adults to launch into the job market today than a decade ago?
September 1, 2013
Cross Country Checkup
with guest host Suhana Meharchand
(Scroll to 1:16:00 in the audio file)
CBC Radio

The Nest that Doesn’t Empty
Monday, July 15, 2013
by Lois M. Collins
The Deseret News

Grown & Living at Home
April 8, 2013
HuffPost Live, Hosted by Nancy Redd

Lackluster job market drives thousands of young adults back home to live with parents
March 17, 2013
by Claudia Buck
The Sacramento Bee

Adult Children Living At Home? 5 Ways To Create A Less Stressful Existence With Your Boomerang Kids
February 28, 2013
The Huffington Post

How To Help Adult Children Get Back On Their Own Two Feet
February 12, 2013
by Robert Laura

Adult children living at home
November 1, 2012
Radio 720 WGN Chicago
with Mike McConnell

Set rules when your adult child moves back home
October 31, 2012
By Rob Carrick
The Globe and Mail

Financial Strategies When Adult Children Live at Home
September 20, 2012
The Pattie Lovett-Reid Show
CTV News Network

Census Reaction
September 20, 2012
The Early Edition with Rick Cluff
CBC Radio Vancouver

Young adults staying at home: Living with mom and dad is normal for twentysomethings
September 20, 2012
by Justin McElroy
The Province

Boomerang kids mean empty nests not quite so empty: Census
September 19, 2012
by Steve Rennie
The Canadian Press
(featured in The Globe and Mail and other publications)

Rules, respect, communication key to surviving boomerang kids at home: expert
September 19, 2012
The Canadian Press
(featured in The National Post and other publications)

Census: Living in a basement near you: Number of 20-somethings living with parents holds steady
September 19, 2012
by Robert Hiltz
Postmedia News

Adult Children Living at Home: Census Commentary
September 19, 2012
Calgary Today with Angela Kokott
QR77 Radio

Ideas, tips, and information about parenting adult children
September 12, 2012
by Trent Toone
Deseret News

Kicking Your Kids Out
September 7, 2012
HuffPost Live, Hosted by Abby Huntsman

Your Investments: Can we retire and help our kids?
August 29, 2012
by Aaron Katsman
The Jerusalem Post

Being grown up about moving back home
July 30, 2012
by Andrea Pyros
The Province

Making it work when your kids move back home
July 15, 2012
by Aimee Heckel
Longmont Weekly

How Long Should your Adult Children Live at Home?
June 28, 2012

Living with the ‘Rents: Your Survival Guide”
June 20, 2012
by Cassie Shortsleeve
Men’s Health

When Adult Kids Move Back Home: 8 rules to preserve your health, savings and peace of mind
May 25, 2012
by Stacy Julien

Generations: What to do when grown children come back home to live
April 26, 2012
by Lee Nelson

Adult Children Moving Home
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Newsline P.M. with Ken Schram
KOMO Newsradio (Seattle, Washington)

Boomerang Kids
Saturday, March 30, 2012
The Discipline Financial Show with Dr. R. Kevin Skipper
100.1 FM WVOC News Talk Sports (Columbia, South Carolina)

There’s no place like home – more children staying put
March 24, 2012
By Rita Poliakov
The Sudbury Star

Rules for When the Chicks Return to the Nest
March 10, 2012
By Alina Tugend
The New York Times

When the kid comes back | Adult children home again? Living in perfect harmony takes work
February 3, 2012
By Nicole MacIntyre
The Hamilton Spectator

Adult children living at home
January 19, 2012
by Rachel McAllister
KSL NewsRadio (Utah)

Feathered nests: The kids are living at home longer than ever
January 8, 2012
By Manisha Krishnan
North Shore News

As adult children move in with parents in great numbers, adjustments are necessary
January 2, 2012
By Whitney Evans
Deseret News

When Kids Come Back Home
November 25, 2011
by Jessica Silver-Greenberg
The Wall Street Journal

Generation Boomerang
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Documentary by DreamFilm Productions for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
(Full documentary viewable here)

How to Parent Grown Up ‘Boomerang’ Kids
November 2011 issue
by Emily Morman
Metro Parent

Tips on Adult Children Moving Back Home
August 24, 2011
by Christina Hamlett, reviewed by Robin Raven

Cover story: Accommodating children returned to nest
August 11, 2011
by Lisa Rauschart
The Washington Times

Space Time: An expert’s guide to living, loving and loathing when sharing your home
February 24, 2011
by Sandra Song

Bouncing Back
Monday, November 22, 2010
Documentary by Suzanne Dufresne, The Current
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Boomerang kids, boomerang budgets
October 29, 2010
by Ashleigh Patterson

Boomerang Kids
August 16, 2010
Your Time With Kim Iverson
United Stations Radio Networks

21 is the new 16: Launching or Re-launching an Adult Child
July 21, 2010
by Gina Carroll

Parenting ‘Boomerang’ Children
July 20, 2010
by Diana Rodriguez

Moved home in recession. When will you be on your own again?
July 6, 2010
by Paul Tosto
Minnesota Public Radio NewsQ

How to make it work when college grads return home to live
June 21, 2010
by Dory Devlin
Yahoo! Shine

Boomerang Generation: From high hopes to grim realities, local adults, young and old, enter unknown territory
June 17, 2010
by Christina Semaan
Ventura County Reporter

A new summer tradition in Boulder County and elsewhere: Young adults head home
May 8, 2010
by Amy Bounds
Boulder Daily Camera

Surviving adult children living at home
January 3, 2010
The Roy Green Show
Corus National Radio Network (Canada)

Rules for adult kids moving home
October 19, 2009
Afternoon Drive with The Two Murrays
2UE 954 News Talk Radio (Sydney, Australia)

Dealing with adult children living at home
October 13, 2009
Live Drive with John Tory
NewsTalk 1010  (Toronto, Canada)

Boomerang Kids? How to kick your kid out of the nest
October 12, 2009
By Kim Girard
CBS MoneyWatch

Adults can abuse parents’ goodwill
September 5, 2009
By Pam Rainey
Denton Record-Chronicle

No longer empty: With the economy strained, some young adults are returning to the nest — and making home life complicated
July 10, 2009
By Alandra Johnson
The Bulletin (Bend, Oregon)

“International Guru” on adult children living at home
July 1, 2009
Breakfast with Mike Carlton & Sandy Aloisi
2UE 954 News Talk Radio (Sydney, Australia)

Recession bringing families together, for good or worse
June 27, 2009
By Steve Campbell
Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Tips for dealing with adult children living at home
June 6, 2009
By Katharine Kitts
News1130 Radio (Vancouver, Canada)

Around the house: Set ground rules for kids returning home
June 6, 2009
By Lisa Kadane
Calgary Herald

Life with ‘boomerang’ kids can bring some conflicts
May 19, 2009
By Mackenzie Carpenter
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



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