Posted 9/3/19 | MNN.com | by Lloyd Alter ~~~
I love this photo (on article home page): Mom and dad, two kids and a new puppy, grandma embroidering away in front of the fireplace. If you see it, you know I’m writing about multi-generational families. When it was taken, living with mom and dad was not all that common in the United States, but this is changing quickly. According to Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan of Fast Company, more and more Americans are living with more generations under one roof. She writes:
… for complex reasons that still puzzle researchers, multigenerational households are now on the rise once more. As many as 41% of Americans buying a home are considering accommodating an elderly parent or an adult child.
Actually, I’m not so sure researchers are puzzled or that the reasons are all that complex. (READ MORE)