Boomerang Kids

Author: Carl E. Pickhardt
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402248597
Release Date: 2011-08-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

"She's 22 years old, for heaven's sake! We thought she'd be grown up by now. But no, it's one more crisis after another. And then she calls on us-for emotional support, problem-solving advice. Even money...although we've gotten pretty tough about that. It's like she's still a teen! Why is it so hard for her just to act like an adult?" Around age 18, most young people expect, and are expected to, move out and live on their own-either at college or in an apartment. But more and more often, "boomerang kids" are returning home defeated, leaving you frustrated and at a loss for how to help them. In this breakthrough book, Carl Pickhardt, author of Why Good Kids Act Cruel, exposes the hidden period of development that's causing increasing numbers of post-high school and college age kids to fail on their own and tells parents what you can do to fix it. His new approach to understanding young adulthood proposes that 18?to?23 year-olds have reached not adulthood, but a final stage of adolescence called "trial independence." Boomerang Kids helps parents understand this little-discussed period in your children's lives, so you can help them get through this last and most difficult stage of adolescence and get back out on their own, to become fully, and successfully, independent adults.

Boomerang Kids The Demography of Previously Launched Adults

Author: D. Nicole Farris
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319312279
Release Date: 2016-04-25
Genre: Social Science

Combining statistical analyses and personal interviews, this book examines the phenomenon of adult children in the United States who have returned to living with their parents in the family home. It uses both data and narrative to fully detail how such co-residency has shaped this ever-increasing demographic group, who are often referred to as "previously launched adults" or " boomerang children." The author first presents quantitative research using data obtained from the National Survey of Families and Households. Readers will discover the various demographic, household, and economic variables that might lead an individual to move back in with his or her family. This statistical analysis is complemented by 50 qualitative interviews that offer a more in-depth look at the trend from the point of view of those who have experienced it. These interviews of both adult children and their parents cover such areas as personal background, the effects of returning to the parental home, and self-esteem issues. In addition, the book offers cross-country comparisons by looking at the prevalence of this phenomenon in China and Greece. It discusses the different cultural contexts in which adult child and parent co-residence is not seen as particularly deviant, as it is in America, as well as identifies some of the demographic and economic factors that would cause those in different countries to continue to live with their parents. This book furthers research into the sociological study of the family. The quantitative analyses describe the large scale trends and their implications, the interviews provide an important personal context, while the cross-country comparisons offer additional perspectives. Overall, readers will gain a complete picture of this unprecedented demographic shift in the United States, including important policy implications and the plight of young adults coming of age in the 21st century.

Boomerang kids

Author: Jean Davies Okimoto
Publisher: Pocket
ISBN: 0671679058
Release Date: 1989-06
Genre: Family & Relationships

A guide to the harmonious coexistence of parents and their adult children suggests strategies for setting limits, sharing territory, respecting autonomy, managing anger, and enjoying an adult-to-adult relationship

The Accordion Family

Author: Katherine S. Newman
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 9780807007440
Release Date: 2012-01-17
Genre: Social Science

Why are adults in their twenties and thirties boomeranging back to or never leaving their parents' homes in the world's wealthiest countries? Acclaimed sociologist Katherine Newman addresses this phenomenon in this timely and original book that uncovers fascinating links between globalization and the failure-to-launch trend. With over 300 interviews conducted in six countries, Newman concludes that nations with weak welfare states have the highest frequency of accordion families. She thoughtfully considers the positive and negative implications of these new relationships and suggests that as globalization reshapes the economic landscape it also continues to redefine our private lives.


Author: Theda Skocpol
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 039331572X
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Medical

How did the debate on health reform turn into the most concerted attack on government in recent American history?

Don t Be A Boomerang Kid

Author: Jacqueline L. Jones
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781453507377
Release Date: 2010-05-25
Genre: Self-Help

Don ́t Be a Boomerang Kid: A Young Adult ́s Guide to Success is a motivational and practical guide for teenagers and young adults preparing to leave home. It takes them on a journey in which they explore personal relationships, careers, personal finances, spiritual growth, and helping others along the way. The book reminds them that they must prepare themselves for life ́s journey. Don ́t Be a Boomerang Kid doesn ́t mean they can ́t go home for help and guidance. It means that they should not leave home unprepared for the paths that they may follow.

The Boomerang Age

Author: Barbara Mitchell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351485647
Release Date: 2017-07-05
Genre: Social Science

* The Boomerang Age was named an Outstanding Academic Title of 2007 by Choice Magazine.Domestic changes are taking place in the lives of young adults in Western industrialized societies. Today's young people often experience less permanency and more movement in a variety of family-related roles, statuses, and living arrangements. Among the most prominent changes is the phenomenon of "boomerang kids," young adults returning to the parental home after their initial entrance into the adult world. The Boomerang Age, explores the implications of this development in a changing sociocultural, economic, and demographic landscape.Mitchell begins by addressing definitional, conceptual, and measurement issues relevant to the "boomerang age." She then places the issues in historical perspective by considering trends in family organization--the nuclear family, marriage and divorce rates and fertility--over the past hundred years with emphasis on the 1950s family as a cultural benchmark. The book then turns to the contemporary trajectory of home leaving and returning, analyzing the "launch" and return phases with regard to economic factors, regional differences, and racial and ethnic backgrounds.Mitchell then explores the more personal dimensions of how a return to the family is complicated by partnership (marriage, divorce, cohabitation, homosexuality) and parenthood among young couples. Moving outside the home, she looks at how public issues such as globalization, the decline of the welfare state, and various forms of social inequality affect the circumstances of young adulthood. Here Mitchell offers specific social policy recommendations pertaining to education, housing and dependency issues, childcare, and gender and racial equality. The book concludes by critically evaluating the advantages and drawbacks of two possible future scenarios: increased individualization in the pursuit of social g

Helicopter Parenting and Boomerang Children

Author: Anne West
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134799145
Release Date: 2017-10-12
Genre: Social Science

Drawing an unfavourable contrast between the position of students and graduates with that of their baby boomer parents has become a staple for media comment. Indeed, student indebtedness and difficulties in finding graduate jobs and housing typically contrasts markedly with their parents’ experiences. Broadening the investigation, ‘Helicopter Parenting’ and ‘Boomerang Children’ depicts how students and graduates are now likely to be close to their parents, receive considerable financial and emotional support from them and, upon graduation, return home. Using qualitative data from two interview studies of middle-class families, this title explores the impact of these changes on young people’s transition to independence and adulthood and on intergenerational and intragenerational equality. This enlightening monograph will appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students interested in fields such as Social Policy, Family Sociology and Education.

The Boomerang Kid

Author: Jay Quinn
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781480497924
Release Date: 2014-04-01
Genre: Fiction

In The Boomerang Kid, Maura Ostryder is coming into her own, professionally and privately, as she begins her fifty-first year. Maura has always been the master of her own life and has reared her son, Kai (named for the Hawaiian word for sea) to be the same way. But now a grown Kai has come home, having fled emotional attachments to both a young man and a young woman, bringing with him his addiction to painkillers. Suddenly Maura’s maternal streak is reawakened as she battles to bring Kai back from the brink of self-destruction. Vivid and lyrical, this is an emotional tale of the unbreakable bond between mother and son. Jay Quinn’s Lambda-nominated novels transcend traditional gay fiction, exploring universal issues of marriage, aging parents, addiction, and attraction, all while presenting unique characters and page-turning drama. Don’t miss any of Quinn’s novels: Metes and Bounds, Back Where He Started, The Good Neighbor, The Beloved Son, and The Boomerang Kid.


Author: Philip Jones
Publisher: Wakefield Press
ISBN: 1862543828
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Aboriginal Australians

Describes the traditional making and uses of the boomerang. Provides information about topics such as boomerangs in fighting, fishing, rituals and trade, decorating boomerangs, and the differences in appearance and usage across Australia. Includes a bibliography. The author has published widely on Aboriginal history and art.

The Paper Boomerang Book

Author: Mark Latno
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 9781613742570
Release Date: 2010-06-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Presents a guide to making, troubleshooting, and correctly throwing paper boomerangs, as well as information on the history of boomerangs and the principles of how they work.

Magic Boomerang

Author: Mark Greenwood
ISBN: 095795512X
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Genre: Australia

"Greetings Dear Cody," the letter began, "I hope you have fun with this old boomerang. It has amazing powers so legends here say. It will always come back if you throw it away.

Kindness Boomerang

Author: Orly Wahba
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781250066930
Release Date: 2017-01-03
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Kindness Boomerang contains 365 daily acts, one for each day of the year, accompanied by inspirational quotes, personal stories on the power of paying it forward, and tangible steps to change your outlook on life. This book empowers you to bring positivity into your everyday life and the lives of those around you. Wahba invites you to practice kindness in relationships, kindness with yourself, kindness with nature and kindness in many more forms. This book is a call to action for anyone who wants to live a more connected and fulfilling life.

Boomerang Nation

Author: Elina Furman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743284592
Release Date: 2005-05-27
Genre: Self-Help

You can go home again! Boomerangers are on the rise. Named for the nearly eighteen million 18- to 35-year-old Americans currently living at home, this rapidly growing phenomenom is becoming a way of life for many college graduates and adults looking for a rent- and hassle-free way to get out of debt and plan a course of action for their futures. Written by Elina Furman, who happily survived living at home the second time around, this timely, information-packed guide offers Boomerangers -- both practicing and aspiring -- wisdom on how to cope with the practical, economic, emotional, and psychological realities of moving back in with Mom and Dad. Furman debunks popular myths, such as that college graduation marks the beginning of domestic and financial freedom, and offers dynamic action plans, proven strategies, and practical advice on: Taking the plunge -- are you ready to move back home? Making a financial plan and sticking to it Discovering the hidden benefits of living at home Determining whenter you have a Cool, Reluctant, or Perma-Parent Maintaining privacy Setting and following house rules Handling the stigma Dealing with sibling rivalry With special chapters on brainstorming new career objectives and dating under your parents¹ roof, and featuring inspiring tales from the trenches by independent and successful Boomerangers, Boomerang Nation proves that not only can you go home again, you can survive and thrive there.


Author: Alan Hutcheson
Publisher: New Generation Publishing
ISBN: 1849239282
Release Date: 2009-03
Genre: Fiction

Ted Hogwood's beloved Sarah, a jazz guitar, is in the window of Topp Dollar Pawn. The only way he can get the money to rescue her is to accept an assignment from the AABC, a not nearly official branch of the United States Intelligence community. He is partnered with Jerry Kwiatkowski, master of the Hammond B-3 organ and chronic flatulence sufferer, to steal a boomerang containing secrets that should have died with J. Edgar Hoover over thirty years ago. It would be a simple job if only they knew what they were doing. And if a crossbow wielding assassin, two unemployed Australian women, the Director of Central Intelligence and a clothing optional ex-cheerleader were not also hot on the boomerang's trail.