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The ‘unintended consequences’ of letting your adult children stay at home

A generational shift in life stages has played a big part in the growing number of “kidults” in Australia, according to one social researcher.

Tom Elliott was stunned to learn many adults in their mid-20s were not only still living with their parents, but getting their lunch made by mum or dad.

Social researcher Mark McCrindle tried to explain the trend on Monday.

“More young people than ever are not only finishing school, but going on to tertiary study,” he said.

“It’s all changed.”

However, he warned it could come with unintended consequences.

“It can remove their own sense of agency and ability to take charge of their own life,” Mr McCrindle said.

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