Young adults, living with parents, is really a phenomenon. And I don’t mean that in the John-Travolta-phenomenon-movie-amazing-results-from-a-lightning-strike way either. Because I think it’s sad, tragic, and mostly unnecessary. Because there are so many better options.
Check out these census stats for young adults living with parents.
- It’s now their most popular living arrangement.
- The number is rising.
- 24 million of those aged 18 to 34, lived under their parents’ roof in 2015.
- More young adults lived with parents than with a spouse in 2016.
- Almost 9 in 10 of the young people who lived with their parents a year ago are still living there.
But more disturbing than all those stats is this. 1 in 4 young adults, between 25 and 34, who still live in their parents’ home (about 2.2 million), don’t go to school or work.
That means, according to U.S. census reports, over two million young adults sponge off (yeah, I know it’s not politically correct) their parents. And I’d be surprised if you don’t agree with me that 25 years to 34 years isn’t all that young. Right?
A couple of years ago I shared an article about how real life comes after high school. And I said “real life means mom and dad don’t pay your rent, buy your food, or maintain your car.”
Apparently I was wrong about millions of those young adults whose parents DO pay those bills.
So, my solution isn’t for those lazier “young adults.”
I know how important it is for parents and teens to openly communicate about options and decisions for life after high school. And I also understand how important it is to be flexible, as a parent, about those options and decisions. Because we live in a time when young people have options that didn’t exist when we were in school.
And college is no longer required for most jobs and careers anymore. And I believe that’s a good Because college has become incredibly expensive. I’m sure I don’t have to tell you about the negative effects of costly college tuition. Especially with all the talk about forgiving college debts.
Plus, too many young people pursue degrees that won’t even pay for themselves in the real world. I just mentioned that in my last note to you.
So, if you (or your kids) are interested in alternatives to college, consider RondaReady YOUniversity. It’s a course designed to help young people get out into the workforce with confidence. Because it helps them focus on and achieve dreams and goals.
YOUniversity does that with 3 clearly explained phases.
You’ll get the tools and the strength and wisdom to navigate whatever path you choose.
And here’s a suggestion. Call me before you decide. And let’s talk about YOU. Because I believe we’ll both get a better idea of whether YOUniversity is the solution for you. Click or tap the button below and book a call with me, and…