Families with adult children living at home have more arguments

A new study from the Australian Institute of Family Studies shows that 23- and 24-year-olds living at home have 6 times more arguments with their parents than those who have moved out. According to an article about the study in The Herald Sun:

Almost one in five young adults who live at home argue with their parents weekly, compared with just 3 per cent who’ve moved out.

Both parents and offspring report less positive family relationships than those who have cut the apron strings.

It can definitely be a strain to maintain an effective parent-child relationship when your children stay at home longer than you’d planned. Remember that communication is the foundation of any good relationship. Click here for tips on communication strategies to use with your adult children living at home.