Are you a boomerang child
living back at home - or the parent of one?
Helicopter parent" - one who is overly involved in the life of his or her child - and "boomerang child
" - a young adult who returns to the nest for financial or other reasons - are among the 100 or so new entries in the dictionary, which can be accessed free online.
Three in 10 parents have either remortgaged or are planning to remortgage their home to fund a boomerang child
Families want getaway rooms for themselves, for visitors, and for an aging parent or boomerang child
Conversely, mothers are expected to be more satisfied with the living arrangement, controlling for other factors, if they report higher levels of enjoyment with shared activities and fewer arguments with the "boomerang child
." Previous research suggests that mothers may derive greater companionship benefits during coresidence than fathers (Aquilino and Supple, 1991).
Merchandised as an art studio and guest suite today, they could become home to a small import business, a boomerang child
, or a workshop tomorrow.
The "boomerang child
"-so called because they return home saddled with debt having moved out to study or work - is part of a growing generation clashing with parents over alcohol, money and drugs, the charity Parentline Plus said yesterday.