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: 9780807007433
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Family & Relationships

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 Newman addresses this phenomenon in this timely and original book that uncovers fascinating links between globalization and the failure-to-launch trend.

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.

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 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

Helikopter Eltern

Author: Josef Kraus
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 9783644029118
Release Date: 2013-09-02
Genre: Family & Relationships

Sie spielen ihren Babys Mozart vor, bringen ihre Schulkinder bis zur Klassentür und wählen für sie die passende Uni aus: Aus Angst, etwas falsch zu machen oder zu versäumen, schweben immer mehr Eltern einer militärischen Eingreiftruppe gleich über ihren Kindern – bereit, bei den kleinsten Unwägbarkeiten herbeizustürmen und alles ins Lot zu bringen. Die Folge: Die Kinder werden unselbständig, unengagiert und maßlos anspruchsvoll. Ein messerscharfes Plädoyer gegen den Förderwahn, gegen Überbehütung und Verwöhnung – und gleichzeitig der Appell, an Erziehung nicht planwirtschaftlich heranzugehen, sondern mit Intuition, Leichtigkeit und Humor.

The Grandest Love

Author: Jerry Witkovsky
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781483680927
Release Date: 2013-11-05
Genre: Family & Relationships

"Grandparenting can be one of the most fulfilling experiences of YOUR life. And you can provide your grandkids with one of the most important experiences of THEIR lives." -Jerry Witkovsky (MSW) A longtime social-work professional, grandparenting activist and passionate Grandpa guides you toward The Grandest Love of all, with fresh approaches to age-old questions: HOW CAN I... help my family stay connected, regardless of time, distance or income? remain vital and "in the loop" in my grandchildren's rapidly changing world? maintain appropriate boundaries and promoting healthy interdependence? maximize open communication among three generations? leave a meaningful legacy, a "living legacy" I can take pride in, today? The Grandest Love will help you make the most of the family you've got. Read what reviewers are saying about The Grandest Love!

The One Year Devotions for Kids 3

Author: Children's Bible Hour
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 0842346627
Release Date: 1997-09
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

A collection of devotions for each day of the calendar year, including readings, illustrative stories, memory verses, and questions to internalize the messages.


Author: Susan J. Matt
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199707447
Release Date: 2014-04-17
Genre: History

Homesickness today is dismissed as a sign of immaturity, what children feel at summer camp, but in the nineteenth century it was recognized as a powerful emotion. When gold miners in California heard the tune "Home, Sweet Home," they sobbed. When Civil War soldiers became homesick, army doctors sent them home, lest they die. Such images don't fit with our national mythology, which celebrates the restless individualism of colonists, explorers, pioneers, soldiers, and immigrants who supposedly left home and never looked back. Using letters, diaries, memoirs, medical records, and psychological studies, this wide-ranging book uncovers the profound pain felt by Americans on the move from the country's founding until the present day. Susan Matt shows how colonists in Jamestown longed for and often returned to England, African Americans during the Great Migration yearned for their Southern homes, and immigrants nursed memories of Sicily and Guadalajara and, even after years in America, frequently traveled home. These iconic symbols of the undaunted, forward-looking American spirit were often homesick, hesitant, and reluctant voyagers. National ideology and modern psychology obscure this truth, portraying movement as easy, but in fact Americans had to learn how to leave home, learn to be individualists. Even today, in a global society that prizes movement and that condemns homesickness as a childish emotion, colleges counsel young adults and their families on how to manage the transition away from home, suburbanites pine for their old neighborhoods, and companies take seriously the emotional toll borne by relocated executives and road warriors. In the age of helicopter parents and boomerang kids, and the new social networks that sustain connections across the miles, Americans continue to assert the significance of home ties. By highlighting how Americans reacted to moving farther and farther from their roots, Homesickness: An American History revises long-held assumptions about home, mobility, and our national identity.

Going Gypsy

Author: David James
Publisher: Skyhorse
ISBN: 9781629149653
Release Date: 2015-02-03
Genre: Travel

Almost every couple faces a "now what?” moment as their last kid moves out of the house. There’s a big empty nest looming over this new and uncertain stage in their lives. David and Veronica James chose to look at this next phase of life as a beginning instead of an ending. Rather than staying put and facing the constant reminders of empty bedrooms and backseats, a plan began to develop to sell the nest and hit the highway. But could a homebody helicopter mom learn to let go of her heartstrings and house keys all at once? Filled with a sense of adventure and humor, Going Gypsy is the story of a life after raising kids that is a celebration of new experiences. Pulling the rip cord on the daily grind, David and Veronica throw caution to the wind, quit their jobs, sell their house, put on their vagabond shoes, and go gypsy in a beat-up old RV found on eBay. On a journey of over ten thousand miles along the back roads of America (and a hysterical, error-infused side trip into Italy), they conquer old fears, see new sights, reestablish bonds with family and friends, and transform their relationships with their three grown children from parent-child to adult-to-adult. Most importantly, they rediscover in themselves the fun-loving youngsters who fell in love three decades prior.