I found an interesting article in the February, 2008 issue of money magazine titled: "Get Your Grown Kid to Leave Leave (Finally)".
It’s presented in a comic book type format, that illustrates how one needs to be prepared with answers to the excuses that you child will inevitably provide.
Here are some key points:
- Choose a moment when he’s likely feeling flush.
- If you really think he can afford it, don’t let him off the hook.
- If he’s enjoying the comfort, make home life less comfortable.
- If he has genuine money worries, offer a compromise.
- But make it clear that ultimately he’s got to leave the nest.
- If he’s still worried, assure him you’ll be there to help out if disaster strikes.
I couldn’t find the article online, so try and take a look at it next time you are at a news stand or library.