Are you spoiling your adult son?

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?