Are you suffering from CNS or know someone who is? Buy them a copy of The Crowded Nest Syndrome, a wickedly funny look at one woman’s attempt to survive the invasion of adult children. In eBook, paperback and Audio editions. Here are a few tips to tide you over:
3-5 Things Parents Should Never Do
- Make them comfortable.
Returning adult children thrive on comfort. Do not offer to do their laundry or buy their special brands of shampoo. Don’t loan them your car, you’ll never gain control again.
- Install cable or phone service in their room.
If they’re plugged into the world from their old bedroom, they won’t leave.
- Put an adult child twice your size into time out.
Do you really want a nose print on the wall you’d have to get a ladder to wash off? When power struggles occur, and they will, boot ‘em out or button up.
- Leave your spouse alone too long.
Don’t give the spouse a reason to invite them home. Absence may make the heart grow fonder, but a crowded nest will raise your blood pressure to cardiac arrest levels.