Grow Up and Get Out
Did you know that almost 60% of children ages 22-24 years old are still
living with their parents? The parents on today’s show say their children fit
into that category and that they need Larry’s help telling them to “Grow
Up and Get Out!” Find out their stories below:
Donna is at a stand-off with her 27-year-old son Will,
who still lives at home. Though she has tried kicking him out numerous times,
Will has resorted to sneaking in windows and picking locks to get back in.
With no car, no job and a possible dependence on drugs and alcohol, Will says
he lacks motivation to succeed in life. Larry encouraged Will to clean up his
act if only for the sake of his 6-year-old son.
With three twenty-something children living at home, Sandra and
Norman have the exact opposite of empty nest syndrome! Sandra feels their children
Nikia, Maurice and Ebony need to move out and be independent, while Norman
encourages them to use the home as a safety net.
Larry helped Sandra
and Norman reach a compromise and set a deadline of one year for the children
move out. Video Clip: Larry's got a surprise in store for these perpetual parental
At age 18, Whitney is seven months pregnant and staying with
her mother Tonya. Though Whitney has a job and is still in school, Tonya is
disappointed with her negative attitude and unwillingness to contribute around
the house. Tonya has offered to set Whitney up in the garage, but Whitney hasn’t
made any moves to help out financially or otherwise. To rectify the situation,
Larry offered to lend Whitney the money to turn the garage into a home with
the condition of working it off later.
Do you have an adult
child living at home? Find out how to handle the situation.
If you have a grown child living at home and you need Larry’s help convincing
him or her to move out, tell us about it.