Boomerang Research Paper

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Failure to Launch: Boomerang Edition Antonia Taylor Liberty University Have you ever played with a boomerang or heard of someone playing with one? A boomerang is a toy that when thrown, was designed to come back to you. This is how “boomerang children” operate, they leave home and then they come back. These are young adults who leave home and then find themselves back at home living with their parents due to various reasons such as economic problems, marriages that don’t work, or even financial hardships. These children may leave home with the intent of living successful lives, but may soon find out that hardships come along and divert their plans. “Young adults are taking longer to start acting like adults” (Feldman, 2014, p 451). “It is also understood that recent economic circumstances, such as the high cost of living and high youth unemployment rates, have made living away from home more difficult (Mitchell & Gee, 1996) and perhaps have resulted in greater acceptance of returns under certain conditions” (Mitchell & Gee, 1996). One of the reasons that boomerang children return home is due to economic problems. They leave home and find that living life away from home is costly and most of them are working for…show more content…
I’m not saying don’t help them, but don’t let them become dependent upon parents/ caregivers being the sole sources of their support. “While the high cost of housing in some cities and low entry-level job salaries have contributed to the boomerang phenomenon, some parents want to "protect" their children for as long as possible, More said” (More parents supporting adult children, 2005). “He who spares his rod hates his son, but he who loves him disciplines him promptly” (Solomon, 1997). So the question to parents of boomerang children would be, when is too much support, just too

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