How to Get Your Grown Kid to Leave Home

by MB on January 23, 2008

birds in nest
Photo: exfordy

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:

  1. Choose a moment when he’s likely feeling flush.
  2. If you really think he can afford it, don’t let him off the hook.
  3. If he’s enjoying the comfort, make home life less comfortable.
  4. If he has genuine money worries, offer a compromise.
  5. But make it clear that ultimately he’s got to leave the nest.
  6. 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.

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