Building Block 5

Building Block 5

Development Stages of Parenting and Family Life
Building Block 5: Working with Families with Young Adults
Items in the Research Summary
  • For most families with young adults, the launch is of primary importance. Single-parent families may have a special problem with the launch. [Go directly to this item.]    
  • Historically, a wedding was the most common ritual of the launch of young adults. Current statistics tell us that today's young adults are marrying at a later age. [Go directly to this item.]    
  • When the launch is to college, researchers see gender differences in students' ties to home. [Go directly to this item.]    
  • Popular and scholarly literature agree on a term for grown children returning to the parental home: boomerang kids. Other terms have also emerged. [Go directly to this item.]    
  • Parents' marital satisfaction is affected by their boomerang kids. [Go directly to this item.]    
  • Statistics indicate an increase in boomerang kids over the past two decades. [Go directly to this item.]