AEE 216: Find Out Why Americans Don’t Want to Live at Home

movingAre you an adult living at home with your parents?

Did you know that American culture discourages this?

Today, find out why Americans feel compelled to move out of their family home at age 18 – even if they don’t have enough money to do so!

 

In many countries, adult children might continue living with their parents for many years. But in America, the cultural expectation is that children will move out at around age 18, or after university.

The reasoning behind this is that, in American culture, it is viewed as very important that children be mature and self-sufficient. Independence is seen as more important than having a cozy home.

 

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How long do adult children live at home in your country?

Do you still live at home?

Tell us about it in the comments section below!

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