Many young people have to decide: live with parents or on their own.
Your answers to these questions may help you decide:
Will having your own place make you more or less likely to look for good work? Consider these factors:
- Your parents’ nagging. Some people are more likely to look for work while living at home because they need parent’ watchful eye. Others would be less likely to look for work to unconsciously punish their parent(s) for nagging.
- Having to pay your own rent. Would the pressure of having to pay rent motivate you to look for a decent-paying job? Of course, if your parent is paying your rent, it won’t matter. Speaking of which, do you think it’s in your interest to have your parents pay all, part, or none of your rent?
- Your parents’ monitoring your substance use. Some people are better off with parental monitoring while others prefer more freedom to use mind-altering substances. They feel they can handle it.
Your personal development
Some people are ready to fend for themselves while others could use more time in the greenhouse of their parent(s)’ home. How about you?