Getting Your Adult Children To Move Out of the House, Part 2
Continuing on from the last post about adult children still living in their parent’s home.
4. When you become your child’s landlord, you need to set house rules for them. If you want them to buy their own food and keep it separate from your food, let them know. Let them know that they will have to clean up after themselves. Which at the very least means having your children, wash their own dishes and do their own laundry. If you want to go as far as having them buy their own cleaning supplies, so be it.
5. The other rules you will need to set down, is that of having guest and entertaining. If you allow your kids to have friends over and parties, set up end times for the parties. Determine if you will allow anyone to sleepover in your home. If someone drinks too much in your home and drives home drunk, the law may put some of the blame on you. Let your child know that they will be hosting, you aren’t going to cater or clean up any mess they and their friends make.
If you do not want to deal with all of this hassle, just tell you kids what they can do to entertain, if anything. Maybe a rule of only a few people over at a time, or just tell your kid that they cannot have any parties at your house. They may not like it, but you are the landlord and have to protect your property. This will also help them to see the freedom of moving out.