Generally speaking, children are living with their parents for an ever-increasing length of time. There was a time, certainly in my younger days, when offspring left the family home in their early twenties, even their late teens, heading off into the world, for better or worse, to build their own independent lives. But economic factors, house prices, rental costs, and job instability means that many children stay remain at the family home to further into adulthood. Often not through choice, but as a necessity.
But this backlog causes a ripple effect through society, with families which traditionally become extended with the addition of more elderly members of the family being accommodated, finding that it is the younger elements that are taking up space in the family home. If you are looking to take in an elderly parent or other members of your family then this website has lots of help and advice on how to make the cohabiting process easier on everyone, but of course, having the room to do so generally requires the youngsters to have already flown the nest.
With the competition for jobs, especially those which can kick-start a career, at a premium, many are turning to further education as a way of increasing their chances of landing a good position, again requiring that their place in the family home is maintained. But as technology ever-increasingly reduces the need for actual human workers, such educational options are essential. Companies such as SEO Services Mississauga and similar digital businesses becoming the focus for job seekers rather than the more traditional manufacturing and business sectors.
But of course, the benefit of gaining training and experience in this new digital sector means that once trained, the employee moving out into their first job can often work from anywhere that there is a wi-fi connection. This is a double-edged sword for the family home. Now that there is no need to move to a location close to their place of work, their place of work being anywhere they chose, staying in the family home for longer is now an option.
The upside though is that because the office is anywhere that the employee decides to locate themselves, the world is their oyster when they come to choose their new home. When it comes to moving, a beach house in Florida is just as much an option as is an apartment in Berlin. There is even the option of becoming a digital nomad and combining full-time travel with the ability to work whilst you do so.
The world is changing at an amazing pace, work is often a fluid concept, one that is less and less reliant on a fixed location. Those who embrace such changes can build a work-life balance unlike any of the generations that have gone before.