Rules for when the chicks return to the nest

Source: Alina Tugend, The New York Times

My teenage sons are still in high school and middle school and, as is the norm, live at home. So perhaps it’s a little early for me to be writing about what rules to lay down if and when they move back after college. But, hey, maybe it’s never too soon to map out a response. And I probably can count on at least one of my sons returning after college, if a new book, “The Accordion Family” (Beacon Press), is right. The book, by Katherine S. Newman, a sociologist and dean at Johns Hopkins University, examines how the tough economic climate has limited the job prospects of many young adults and forced them to move back in with their parents.

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