I moved out at 32.
Kids should move when they're ready mentally and financially.
Then again, I'm also autistic.
Can you substantiate this? Everyone in our generation (22-30) seems to think it's hard to find jobs and the economy is still struggling. This is not true.
It's far more important to be financially stable/capable than it is to have that "sense of independence." It's stupid to move out and then soon be on the brink of homelessness.
The job market is still very unkind and is not at all what it had been before the whole shit show that was... 2008? 2007?
Yeah, I'm surprised people are so dismissive of 18 as an answer... Get loans, go to college, and work to pay bills. It's not a bad thing to stay at home longer, but to laugh it off like it is ridiculous to do it at 18 is silly. Takes hard work
Went to college at 17 and haven't lived with my folks since.
Still manage to see them at least three times a year.
I've never really understood this whole "Head Start" thing, head start at what? It's not a race, we're all living at our own pace and on our own paths, and although we all may share common goals (getting fat stacks), ultimately we live our own lives. There's people out there that achieved what you have in a fraction of the time and many whom will take longer, some may never achieve what you have but they too will achieve things you won't either. Life is all about the journey not the destination. Be proud of your Independence and the speed at which you achieved it, but don't feel as if you're ahead of others.
It gave me a tangible headstart in life compared to the people stuck with their parents until their late 20's. I shudder just to think of it, and I love my parents.
Your advice is worth much more than 2 cents. Live together die alone, great words to live by.
IMHO, multi-generation homes are not only a great thing, but will become more and more common as the ability to support a household on a single or double income becomes more difficult.
My kids can live with me forever if they like. Family generations should strive to support each other, not fragment themselves and struggle alone.
My 2 cents.
Yep. Ideally that would happen after finishing school/college (if the kids end up going to college), since it's probably better for everyone involved, and I think that as a parent you should try to help your child get their shit sorted by that time... But if they need a couple more years before they can move out then so be it. You don't want to fuck them over.
When they are financially stable?
As someone who moved out upon finding a full-time job, I'd highly recommend you stay with your parents until you have enough saved to buy (not rent). It's easy to get stuck in the "rental cycle" wherein your rent steadily rises every year, and your ability to save to move out and buy dwindles as a result. I'm just now starting to climb out of it at 33.
I'm 22 and if I had a full time job i'd consider finding myself a small apartment some where, but until then I'll gladly suck it up and live with my parents.