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I want to thank Richard for doing this study and I think we need to get rid of the stigma that surrounds kids who choose to live at home past 18. I myself left home at 17 because my home-life was not safe and secure. But while I value the hardships and struggles that I had back then, I want to raise my 7 year old daughter so that even if she needs to stay home past 18 for awhile, she will have the self-confidence, self-assuredness and lust for life that will spur her to leave the nest when the time comes.
I think there is too much negativity around young people who live at home past 18. I went to college with lots of people who weren't living at home but were fully supported by their parents including tuition, rent, food and an allowance and yet they aren't stigmatized. Some parents can't pay for tuition but they can supply shelter and food while their child attends school or looks for work.
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