Mov­ing back in with the folks

Auckland City Harbour News - - YOUR PAPER, YOUR PLACE - ROB STOCK

Adult chil­dren mov­ing back in with their folks used to be looked down on.

They were ‘‘failed fledglings’’, ‘‘Boomerang kids’’ and ‘‘par­a­site sin­gles’’.

They were treated with ex­ag­ger­ated scorn.

You still live with your par­ents? Come on, man! Move on, move out, grow up!

Well, no more.

These days in our main cities, stay­ing at home into your 20s, or mov­ing back in for a spell of fo­cused house de­posit-sav­ing, is a sane re­sponse to in­sane house prices.

Par­ents who let their chil­dren stay at home past the age of 21 should no longer be ac­cused of hav­ing raised weak­lings un­able to face the real world.

There ap­pear to be an in­creas­ing num­ber of peo­ple liv­ing with­mu­mand dad past the age of 21.

The last cen­sus showed the num­ber of peo­ple over 21 still liv­ing at home was around 150,000

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