ANSWERS: 65
  • I don't have kids, but this is my answer. It's never too old. If my child needs a place to stay, my door will always be open. Stuff happens. I assume my kids will be healthy and responsible. That being said, I would never close the door to doing anything I could for my kids when they need me.
  • As long as they're trying to maker something of themselves, its never too old. I know alot of moms out there who wish their kids would never leave.
  • I think that between 18 -21 ; a child needs to get OUT on their own and experience paying the bills and reality and quit hiding behind mom and dad's shirtails ... That is one of the reasons that young people are so irresponsable today is that parents are always making excuses for them and covering up and bailing them out of their messes ...
  • Over 19 years old
  • I believe before 25, however it depends on every child.e.g how long your course was in college, if you have a steady job.the exception is if you live at home and pay rent/buy your own food etc
  • It depends if they are going to college or not.... If not I'd say 19...If they are it really depends but they should have somthing planned out...
  • 35 my aunts son is 35 and still lives at home no job hasnt had one in like 6yrs, but it is all her fault she buys him food, cigarettes, booze, pays his cell phone bill, and pretty much pays for his part time crack habit
  • I don't really think there is a certian age, who really cares its their life.
  • 30, but there really isn't a limit to it.
  • I don't have kids, but I would say by 25 they are out, assuming they went to college. 20 if just high school.
  • depends on if they are working, if their a mooch at 20 no school, no job..then they gotta go (18 is legal age here) if they are 30 and working, just finished school, life's lookin good they are motivated, well THEN at 30 they can find a place. not passed 30, unless "life" happened, and they needed to.
  • Probably at least 25.
  • i would say in their early or mid 20s though i don't have kids- yet.
  • 22ish, it changes ALOT if they're not working, or if they have a kid living with them...
  • I think the latest for them to move out will be when they get married. After marriage relationship equations get somewhat complicated.
  • There is no such age. Moving out on your own is so 20th century. It was not so common in many other cultures, or in the US until then. With the economic situation like it is, parents are glad when their children can help out with the expenses, and children are glad that parents can help out with the grandchildren. That is what family is all about.
  • It depends on what their attitude is and what they are contributing to the household. If they are in school and not contributing monetarily, that is okay if they do not have a bad attitude and are helping out with chores, etc. If they are being a slug and have a bad attitude, it sounds like it is time for the Marine Corps, the Army, the Navy, the Air Force, or Coast Guard after their 18th birthday.
  • I want to see my kids out at 20. LOL I know, I am SOOOO dreaming! :o)
  • Well I'm only 17 but my mum said that I can stay in the house as long as I want with paying rent each week & doing chores. I don't think that a person can be too old to be living at home. I mean, if they are paying rent & doing chores, it's just like going flatting with the exception of your flat mates being your family. If the person is in their 20's or 30's & is lazy, doesn't contribute to rent etc then I'd say they should find their own place/go flatting to learn to be responsible.
  • 64 by then he/she can move into a retirement home !!!
  • It would depend on the reason, if it's due to dependency, I would say 25 should be max.
  • 18 and 2 days.
  • As soon as they turn 18 they are adults and are responisible for their own lives and shouldn't be living at home?
  • It depends on the culture in which you live. Many Aisan Countries have multiple generations under one roof and they could never imagine tossing anyone out just because of age. In Germany, homes were built with three stories, one for the youngest generation, middle generation, and grand-generation. People in other nations do not understand it are often appalled that we make our children move out at any age.
  • It depends on the culture and family background. I wouldn't particularly mind them being at home even as late as 25 if they are responsible, respectful and pitch in. I was on my own at about 20.
  • Apparently Italian men, on average, live at home until about 35 so I think it varies according to the social mores of the area but here it's usually whenever the children leave for university, to work in another city or travel. It doesn't really matter as long as the arrangement is a happy one and no-ones getting taken for granted. With a tougher economic situation, sometimes parents encourage children to stay at home longer so they can save money.
  • I guess it matters your culture and upbringing. I think before your child is married is okay, but I think when you hit 30 years you should be looking outside your parent's home.
  • It it's done correctly there is no time when you want the child to move out. It's their home, too. The ideal family never wants to separate. True love begins in the family and spreads out from there. How can we build a world of love if we can't even love our own family. That's the training ground.
  • If when they finally leave, they are moving into a retirement home.
  • I don't think there is a limit as long as the child is still contributing. Like if I had a child and they were 40 but still contributing to the household, I wouldn't say anything. If they were blatantly taking advantage of my kindness and not contributing at all, that would be a different story. My aunt still lives with my grandmother and she's 44 last I checked but contributes a lot. She pays for the food and electricity and drives my grandparents to all the appointments they need to go to and since they don't know english very well, she translates for them.
  • When it starts interfering with your life. I finally told my oldest daughter she had to go at 25.
  • I wish my kid would never leave
  • i know my mom lived at home with my grandparents until she got married at 23. i on the other hand was out of my house at 18. lol. i love my parents dearly and still go out to their house to hang out or to stay over sometimes but i cant live by their rules anymore.
  • I would say never!
  • I think with the economy the way it is now there is no longer an appropriate age for a child to leave home. Many families are finding it easier if older children (those who are working) remain at home and contributing to the upkeep of it. There are many adult children living with parents now and as long as it is mutually beneficial age shouldn't factor into it.
  • My kids moved out when they were 18 and went to the military. One came back for awhile while she went to college and had her first baby. It's funny I thought I wanted them to move out when they we 18 but I loved it when one came back. It got very quiet when she and her family left. On the other-hand. The biggest pay raise happened when the last kid left. Even if the kids contribute, they're expensive.
  • I feel that as long as they are still going to school they can stay. I would help my daughter as long as possible as long as she is putting effort into it.
  • My eldest daughter is nearly forty and still lives at home.We have never asked her for any money for her keep as we do not need it, and would refuse it if she offered us any.She buys her own food which she likes and cooks it herself,and she also sits down to family meals at the weekend.
  • If it is confortable for both of you to live together, there is no age.
  • That depends on the child.!!! how young is it to take care of your grand ma &pa .!!!!!!!!
  • My home will always be open to any of my children at any age of their lives....
  • When they are physically able to provide for themselves, whenever that may be. For some it may be at 18. For others who are going to college, it might be 23. If you are able to provide for yourself, but you are still living at home, that means that your parents have no spine and you are a moocher.
  • I'd say that it all depends on the circumstances. It's customary for adult children to be out on their own by the time they're 21. However, not all families are like that. Some families stay under the same roof indefinetly in order to take care of one another. Alot of Amish here in Iowa do that, for example. Also, if a child has been through hard times and has lost everything, then it doesn't matter how old they are. A parent should always be there for their child, but a child should always look after their parents, especially if they're still living with them.
  • When they stop paying for their "room and board."
  • It's not exactly about the age, but also about maturity, job, marriage etc.
  • If they ask you to pick up some " Depends" on your trip to Walmart I would say it is time to start making some other arrangements.
  • i havent lived at home since i was 13... my boyfriends parents are giving him till he is 25 (one more year) then he has to be out
  • I'm not sure. Perhaps there is no age limit if the child is working, contributing, being respectful. Perhaps. Although I would help my kids if needed I'm not a mother who wants them to stay with me. I like my own space.
  • forty.
  • Well, I am 19 and am thinking I should probably move out soon. My parents don't mind if we live at home, but I wouldn't mind giving them one less mouth to feed once I'm ready to move out. :)
  • i'm 27 and live at home during the summer - going back to college in the fall - it is a little weird but there are many benefits too...+5.
  • it's not the age but the maturity level and financial situation .... some adult's are disabled and can't find work .... or they can't live on there own for some resason... if the parent wants the child to stay then it's o.k. with me..
  • No such age
  • Im scared to answer because Im scared I might accidently give my parents a time table to give me the boot!
  • If it's agreeable to all parties, what difference does it make? If the 'adult child' is a parasite, the parent should kick 'em to the curb. Likewise, if the parent makes unreasonable demands on the time and attention of the child, the child should get out from under. But if there is a mutually beneficial relationship, it's nobody else's business.
  • My children will always have a home at my house. I'm not saying that I really want them to live with me forever but as of right now I don't think I could turn them down. I know if things went downhill and I ended up homeless right now that I could always go to my mom's house. Now if they are financially able and are just being cheap or lazy thats a whole other story.
  • In some cases never. Some people never marry and continue to live in their parents' home. That doesn't mean they don't have a full life or something is weird about them. However, most people do prefer to have their own place. I've known two people who never left their parents' house -- in both cases they never married and have apartments connected to the parents' large home.
  • I all but had to leave when I was 18, at any cost. It was part of my development that it happened that way. Ironically, I have a certain longing for more forgiving circumstances where the generations can continue to live under the same roof if it remains comfortable.
  • 20 YEARS OLD.
  • Thirty-seven? ;-)
  • i know a dude that is 40 and still with his parents.he can't afford to live anywhere else.all his money goes to paying for all his babies.

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