• Tom Forsythe

    They want the government to replace mommy and daddy, and to live as perpetual teenagers.

    • Vote for it and it’ll work.

      • Justin St.Denis

        Yeah, that’ll work! 😉

    • Justin St.Denis

      We have friends with children currently living the third decade of their teen years. No wonder they look so much older than we do. 😉

  • Justin St.Denis

    All our kids are in that age range. All our kids OWN their own homes. They were raised with the tacit understanding that, after they received a credential, they would be in their own. Then again, none of our kids ever set foot in a public school. Connect the dots……

  • Clausewitz

    Some Millennial twerps were on TVO earlier this week try to say that living off of Mom and Dad to them is good planning. There you have it, generation leech.

  • Frances

    All our offsprings were told – as they hit Grade Seven – that they were 1) going to graduate from Grade 12; 2) going to go on to some further training; and 3) pay for (in the form of books and tuition) for said training. They all did.

    Come the year when everyone graduated from everything: I joked that my response to the “year of the grads” was to deposit three sets of luggage on the lawn and have the locks changed. Needless to say, didn’t happen. Offsprings – who all either had a job lined up at graduation or worked hard to find one – lived with us. Those were good years. The offsprings were nurturing their careers, and we were supporting them under the condition that they should save towards down-payments on future houses. They all did, and moved out (RRSP’s worked really well as down-payment reservoirs) in due season. We have no regrets about allowing them to stay; it worked out well.

    One offspring commented that, during uni years, some of her friends were “poor you, having to live at home”. After a few years out on their own, same friends were saying “lucky you, your parents will let you stay”.

    That being said, there’s a quantum difference between allowing a child to stay at home during university years and the early career years, and allowing a child to sponge off you indefinitely. None of ours were sponges, but they did appreciate the opportunity to save for the future.