How long is too long? Adult children living with mom and dad - FOX 13 News

How long is too long? Adult children living with mom and dad

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The recession took a toll on young adults. Many of them turned to their parents for help. They moved back home, into their old bedrooms, until they felt financially able to live on their own.

The only problem is, after several years, some of them are still there.

A Pew research center survey found the number of adults between the ages of 18 and 31 living at home rose to 36 percent in 2012.

That's the highest percentage in 40 years. The reasons are pretty logical. Debt due to huge college loans, for one. Also, many times the jobs being offered are low-paying and temporary.

With that said, 92 percent of Americans say if an adult child stays at home, they should help with the chores.

About 82 percent say they should pay rent and 65 percent say they should move out as soon as they find a good job.

Five years after college seems to be the agreed upon time for an adult child to live at home with mom and dad. But a small percentage of parents say they would never set a limit.

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