At what age or stage of life do you want or expect your children to leave home? My sisters boys still at home in their 20’s. I want mine independent by then. What are your thoughts.


Posted anonymously, 16th December 2015


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  • I want my children to be independent when they become young adults but I can’t base it on an age. I think it’s about their maturity and whether they can handle the responsibility of their own home. Unless their travelling or away for study or work, I prefer they stay under our roof until they get married.



  • I will be happy for them to stay as long as possible and as long as there is harmony in the household! ;)



  • Its a totally individual answer and depends on circumstance and everyones is different. For example if you are still studying and have no or extremely low part time income then it may be impossible to get money together to afford rent, deposits etc. But if you are fortunate and have a good regular income then you would be able to fund yourself a lot easier.



  • As late as possible! :-)
    I left home at 19 but just because I wasn’t very happy at home.



  • It depends on if they are studying/saving towards goals.


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