Nowadays, Multigenerational living is once again getting common. Multigenerational living is a family that contains two grown-up adults under one rooftop. This could be grown-up kids living with their folks, grandparents living with kids younger than 25, and beyond.
Growth In Multigenerational Living Situations Observed
A few years back the situation of young adults moving out away from the family rose with the possibility of conflict that it may be difficult for adults and the parents to go live together in one roof.
However, a lot of adults are coming back to their homes, now that the expectations are predetermined. This situation is also termed as ‘boomerang kids recently, research was conducted which interviewed a group of young people, and some of them shared their findings of what works good for them and what causes problems.
Jenna Abetz, who was the author of the study said: “There are many reasons why people come back to their parents, and with the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen this surge.”
Some people who were interviewed in the study describe this as a decision that will benefit them later. They might receive emotional or financial help from them when they start their careers.
Indeed, living with parents who are a support to their children in their career life or student life, sometimes, staying with parents help them in numerous ways such as they can now cut off their expenses and master the process.
The researchers gave people four tips to live a more positive life at home:
- First of all, it is important to be clear about your prospects. For example, some adult children pay the rent or buy the groceries they want. Some people do it, some people don’t, it depends on what works in favour of the parents. Sometimes adults want to come to their house at a specific time every night or want to step out whenever they want without being fired with questions.
- Another most common thing the researchers observed was, it would be really pleasant if young people contributed to the family by some means or the other. For instance, when older children are involved in housework, these conditions are most suitable for children who are studying. Sometimes this kind of participation is emotive like involvement in family events, or it may be attending any sports events for younger siblings.
- Few participants explained their financial and professional targets and how staying at home with family helped them meet their goals. their young siblings. One interviewee said, “If I didn’t move with my parents and work where I currently work, I would not be able to pay the bills.”
- One last recommendation they gave was to adults. They should act mature and responsible, not some young teenager.
Not all participants have positive experiences. The problems include generational differences. There is a slit in thoughts. Regarding this situation, Linda Sapadin who is a psychologist by profession advised communicating with their parents before deciding whether to move back or not, what all will be your expectations and will they comply with them.