Parents' health declines when adult kids return home
NEW YORK (FOX5NY) - Adult kids who return to the nest are causing their parents stress and conflict, according to a new report.
The study was published in the journal Social Science and Medicine suggests that so-called "boomerang kids" cause a dramatic decline in their parents' health.
The data determined that parents' quality of life fell when an adult child returned to live in the family home. Scientists say the slump in well-being only happened when there were no children in the home until the child "boomeranged".
Rising housing costs and job insecurity were the main reasons giving in the study for kids returning to live at their parents' home.
The study did say that co-resident adult children may sometimes be a source of emotional and instrumental support for older parents.