Just when you were getting used to your empty nest, they are back. For any number of reasons — a tight job market, low salaries for entry-level jobs, high rent, student loan debt — your graduate is knocking on the door, suitcases in hand.
According to a recent Huffington Post article, “85 percent of the class of 2011 will be forced to move back home.” That is up from 69 percent in 2006. More than half of that group expected to live at home for longer than seven months.
So your children’s return to the “empty” nest is a very real possibility. If you plan properly and have certain open and frank conversations, the results can be a successful launch of your graduate into the real world.
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