most stressed-out generation. The combination between hyper-involved parents and young adult children is a recipe for disaster. But now kids have some ammunition to tell parents to lay off: actual scientific evidence.
A new study from Virginia’s Mary Washington University found that children whose parents are guilty of “helicopter parenting,” being overly involved in their kids’ affairs, are more likely to be depressed. A whopping 55 percent of young men aged 18 to 24 have become “boomerang children,” moving back in with mom and dad after college. Even if you are technically an adult, if you live at home, you might find yourself with a bad case of over-parenting deja-vu.
We spoke to psychologists Dr. Gerald Grosso and Dr. Elizabeth Waterman of Morningside RecoveryRead More »from Get Off My Back, Mom and Dad: A guide for grown-ups with overbearing parents